Rural Ireland in decline
"In rural Ireland, the pubs are all but gone, the butcher, the baker, the general store, the garda stations, the post offices, too" – John Burke, by email.
Farmers facing 30% fodder shortfall
A winter fodder deficit has been highlighted by Teagasc, with farmers warned to take action now.
Sudden drop in SMP sales from intervention
It may have to do with the summer break, but demand for skimmed milk powder (SMP) released out of the EU's intervention stocks fell significantly in this week's tender.