Without farmers, research gathers dust
Jack Kennedy
The challenges around surplus phosphorus, ammonia and methane are particularly important in a Northern Ireland scenario.
19 June 2024 Editorial
Editorial: Pre-school graduation day
Rural pre-schools are struggling since the Core Funding model was introduced in 2022, writes Ciara Leahy.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
ACRES dilemma exposed
Something is not adding up – the capacity was either not there from the start or something has gone wrong in the meantime.
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Butter wars on US shop shelves
It is high time for the Ornua boss to sit everyone down and bring some common sense to the table.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Editorial: family working together
Families working together isn't always easy and there can be difficult days. However, there are also good days when it's a privilege; it's one to remember on Father's Day, writes Ciara Leahy.
12 June 2024 Editorial
Bloom – a showcase for rural Ireland
Bloom really is a showcase of food from right around the country and a real eye-opener to many urban dwellers about what rural Ireland can do with hard work and dedication given half a chance.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Editorial: the road home
We're used to hearing stories of young people immigrating, but there are also the stories of people returning home to rural Ireland and they need to be told too, writes Ciara Leahy.
5 June 2024 Editorial
Missed opportunity in anaerobic digestion plan
An opportunity to make our farmer-owned co-ops central to this project has again been missed when they would have been an ideal vehicle to get central farmer involvement and ownership.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
Editorial: blooming inspiration
For nearly six decades, the previous owners of our home nurtured and cared for our beautiful garden, and I feel we must continue their legacy, writes Ciara Leahy.
29 May 2024 Editorial
Land market explodes into life
Land sales - it is clearly outside business interests in many cases are driving the price.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints
US dairy comparison unfair to Irish dairy farmers
Any opportunity to exploit our competitive advantage to grow grass and convert it into high value, world renowned, environmentally positive product should be welcomed.
29 May 2024 Viewpoints