Pulse of the nation: should Ireland be growing more legumes?
Janine Kennedy
Pulses like lentils, chickpeas, fava beans and peas are highly nutritious and a climate-friendly crop, so why aren't we growing more of them in Ireland? Janine Kennedy investigates.
22 May 2024 News
From soil to seed: is rapeseed the Irish equivalent to extra virgin olive oil?
As GPs and dieticians encourage the consumption of more "good fats" in our diet, Irish rapeseed oil is rankly highly, writes Janine Kennedy.
15 May 2024 News
Our daily bread: should Ireland grow more grain for human consumption?
With overall tillage area declining and changing weather patterns affecting crops, many believe we should be focusing on becoming self-sufficient in producing milling grain, writes Janine Kennedy.
Despite its difficult past, is there a place for future Irish sugar production?
In the second week of our deep dive into sugar, Janine Kennedy looks into the messy, political past of Irish sugar production and wonders if there is a place for it in our future.
28 February 2024 News
A rare piece of land on the Cooley Peninsula
A 40ac tillage farm at Ballynamoney goes for public auction at the end of this month, writes Tommy Moyles.
14 February 2024 For Sale
New CROPREVIVE project combines plant science with archaeobotany
University College Dublin researchers Meriel McClatchie and Sónia Negrão are comparing past and present Irish crops to help create a sustainable path to a food secure future, writes Janine Kennedy.
31 January 2024 News