Balancing schemes leading to further imbalance
Jack Kennedy
In parts of the west and northwest of this island, if you don’t invest in land, this great natural asset, it simply leaves you behind.
28 February 2024 Editorial
Musical magic at Jim of the Mills
Rural pubs are in sharp decline but that elusive combination of culture, music and a warm welcome keeps Jim of the Mills in Tipperary packed on a Thursday night, writes Ciara Leahy.
28 February 2024 Viewpoints
Long-term real cost of trade deals
If the specification of the product entering the EU is not at the same standard, it makes fools of farmers' efforts at sustainability and quality.
Positive hogget prices - March records
Sheep prices – knock-on impact of record March hogget prices
28 February 2024 Viewpoints
It's important to vote on 8 March
On Friday 8 March, the people of Ireland will vote on two separate constitutional amendments. Here, advocates on each side explain why they are in favour of, or opposed to, each referendum proposal.
28 February 2024 Editorial
Watching out for farmers
Farmers getting messages with different sample numbers compared to what they sent away is hopefully just a blip in communications.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Grass means survival - our competitive advantage
Given our geographical location, our premium brands, and our weather patterns we need to keep grass front and centre.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
ICBF needs to own suckler mistakes
Change takes time or else farmers are forced to the cliff edge and they walk away from farming.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Editorial-Walking the road together
Katherine O'Leary's columns documenting her cancer journey lit up the airwaves on RTE's Countrywide last Saturday morning, writes Ciara Leahy.
21 February 2024 Editorial
ACRES announcement only ‘fair’
This latest announcement from our Minister can’t be another delay tactic to buy time.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Editorial: pass the Lemsip
All the lessons that have been drilled into us in recent years - in terms of limiting infection - really have fallen to the wayside, writes Ciara Leahy.
14 February 2024 Editorial
Whitethorn planting - one month left
I understand we are importing about five times the amount of trees like Whitethorn quicks than we need given the demand from the number of farmers in ACRES.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints