Proof some consumers willing to pay more for food that supports farmers
Cheap food is a myth, we are simply not paying the true cost of food but there are models out there giving options to consumers and they are taking them.
6 May 2022 Living Life
Is your farm family Ireland’s fittest family?
Applications for Ireland’s Fittest Family are now open and farm families have a tradition of success on the show.
20 April 2022 Features
Musings by Cormac Troy: The inimitable 80s, the best decade of all time!
We can often see the past through rose tinted glasses. Cormac Troy muses over his favourite decade, when he came of age – the 1980s.
My Country Living: shepherd a big believer in art as therapy
Krisztina Rozanich is both an artist and a farmer. She has combined both these elements in a tribute to Ukraine. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue
30 March 2022 Features
Katherine’s Country: on the farm all cogs must turn together
A safe and functional work environment is really important for women. Sometimes we can’t lift and climb gates and should not be expected to do it, writes Katherine O’Leary.
23 March 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Legal Matters: tax and subsidy issues with solar farms
A reader has been in touch with agri solicitor Aisling Meehan regarding the development of solar farm on their land. They worry it might have tax implications for the future generations.
15 March 2022 Features
Fireside Miscellany: Oscar Wilde and his tragic Monaghan connection
On a visit to Drumsnatt cemetery in Co Monaghan, Denis O'Higgins saw a gravestone embossed with an iconic name. He was thus inspired to find out what had happened to the tragic Wilde sisters in 1871.
15 March 2022 Living Life
‘Women on the farm... they’re the unsung heroes’
From Co Armagh, Majella Gollogly’s passion is rural and community development. She explains how this has manifested itself in a new project for farming women. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
15 March 2022 Features
‘I did a week’s work experience on a mixed farm; and I never looked back’
In a new series profiling international farmers, Flavian Obiero explains how he became a pig farmer – almost by accident – after moving from Kenya to the UK.
23 February 2022 Features
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo
While the good of sporting endeavours may be a welcome reprieve from negativity, the rising cost of living and violence in rural Ireland are truly the bad and the ugly, writes Amii McKeever.
16 February 2022 Amii
Katherine’s Country: heifer calves aplenty
By the end of calving, I’ll be the among the best calf rearers in the country. But right now I must admit, I am struggling to keep on top of it. It is important to get the systems in place, writes Katherine O’Leary.
9 February 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Legal matters: Common pitfalls with long-term land leases
Aisling Meehan, solicitor and tax consultant, explores some of the common pitfalls when it comes to long-term leases.
9 February 2022 Features