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Economics

The lengths some people go to in order to make a few bob on the back of the rest of us paying insurance, writes Damien O'Reilly
By Damien O'Reilly on 05 April 2018
After being housebound during the snow storm, Mairead Lavery got on the road again and realised just how a pleasant outing can put a smile on your face.
By Mairead Lavery on 15 March 2018
The way Europe supports its farmers is criticised for its impact on the developing world.
By John Sleigh on 15 March 2018
Prices are holding quite well, with mart managers commenting on strong exporter activity right across the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 22 February 2018
Martina Egan of South Roscommon Macra details her experience on the Macra na Feirme exchange programme.
By Contributor on 22 February 2018
Looking around the corner to 2018 is not an easy job and even the best economists with all the right information get predictions wrong, writes Jack Kennedy.
By Jack Kennedy on 21 December 2017
A conference on efficient lamb production was held at CAFRE Greenmount last week. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 07 December 2017
Recent Teagasc economic analysis confirms that forestry is a better commercial land use option than cattle and sheep farm systems on marginal land, even allowing for long-term nature of forestry
By Donal Magner on 28 September 2017
Reasonable prices and good yields in 2017 will help make growers realise the potential benefits of having winter oilseed rape in the rotation for 2018.
By Andy Doyle on 10 August 2017
A small-scale renewable generation and storage system has been developed in Upperlands, Co Derry. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 06 July 2017
Former Irish Farmers Journal Northern editor awarded MBE
Former Northern editor of the Irish Farmers Journal James Campbell has been named on the Queen’s birthday honours List.
By Peter McCann on 17 June 2017
Potential for at least 5,000 farmers to get into BDGP
Farming organisations have been reacting to the news that the BDGP scheme is reopening next week.
By Amy McShane on 14 April 2017
Matt Dempsey reports from the forum for the Future of Agriculture conference in Brussels.
By Matt Dempsey on 06 April 2017
This week, Anne Kinsella and Kevin Hanrahan, Teagasc take a look at global beef production costs and margins and how Ireland compares.
By Contributor on 30 March 2017
Beef specialist Ciarán Lenehan looks at research comparing profitability in pure dairy-beef systems.
By Ciarán Lenehan on 19 March 2017
Brain drain at Teagasc continues
I see that another big name has departed Teagasc in favour of a life in the education world.
By The Dealer on 07 January 2017
Listen: who is the IFA's new boss?
Damian McDonald will soon take leave of his role as CEO of Horse Sport Ireland to take up the job of director general of the Irish Farmers Association.
By on 17 May 2017
The head of Ireland's largest dairy exporter said a milk price of 30c/l is achievable for next spring.
By Thomas Hubert on 17 November 2016
At a farm walk in Omagh this week, farmers were told that there is significant room to improve heat detection on NI dairy farms.
By Peter McCann on 06 October 2016
This week, Aidan Brennan looks at the options for cull cows, feeding meals and says now is the time to assess winter feed stocks.
By Aidan Brennan on 06 October 2016
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