Farmers in Doonbeg, Co Clare, have had to put silage-making and slurry-spreading plans on hold after Tuesday’s heavy rains, allowing officials planning US president Donald Trump’s visit to breathe a sigh of relief.

Gardaí had discussed potentially traffic-delaying jobs with local farmers during Trump’s visit. “They said if people had work to do, to do it last week,” IFA chair for Co Clare and Doonbeg branch Willie Hanrahan told The Dealer.