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Ireland

‘Extensive damage’ to infrastructure across the country caused by hurricane Ophelia has delayed targets in the rollout of high-speed broadband.
By Odile Evans on 23 February 2018
NI breeding sheep flock at 12-year high
The number of breeding ewes in Northern Ireland is at the highest level since 2005, figures released by DAERA this week indicate.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018
Bord na Móna appoints new  managing director and CEO
The new CEO has previously worked in the communications sector.
By Michael Keaveny on 22 February 2018
The German discounter has launched its 2018 kickstart programme for Irish food suppliers.
By Lorcan Allen on 22 February 2018
Ireland and Munster rugby player CJ Stander has a 1,200ac dairy and vegetable farm in South Africa.
By Contributor on 22 February 2018
Volkswagen is launching a new Touareg, but it won't be in a five-seat commercial format. Alistair Chambers reports.
By Alistair Chambers on 22 February 2018
Kia is best known for its practical family cars, so the Stinger is a serious shot in the dark for the company. Alistair Chambers tried to tame the beast.
By Alistair Chambers on 22 February 2018
Recreational hunting inadequate to control deer population
The Manor Kilbride Deer Management Project has called for more to be done to control deer population.
By Michael Keaveny on 20 February 2018
Ahead of this weekend's Six Nations match against Wales, Jack Kennedy takes CJ Stander on a tour of a Limerick dairy farm.
By Jack Kennedy on 22 February 2018
News from the Irish and international country music scene, writes Michael Commins
By Michael Commins on 22 February 2018
Project Ireland 2040: €1bn for rural regeneration
As part of the National Development Plan, a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will be established to invest an additional €1bn to promote rural renewal.
By Amy Forde on 16 February 2018
Project Ireland 2040:  no update on National Broadband Plan
Project Ireland 2040 was announced by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe in Sligo on Friday, but provides no further detail on how every farm and home is to be connected to high-speed internet.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 February 2018
Project Ireland 2040: one-off rural housing and €1bn for rural regeneration
The Project Ireland 2040 plan will be launched later today but Minister Paschal Donohoe has provided some details. Michael Keaveny reports.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 February 2018
Nitrates derogation confirmed
Over 7,000 farmers are expected to avail of the derogation in the coming year.
By Michael Keaveny on 15 February 2018
Cork dairy farmer pretty in pink for Embrace Farm
Peter Hynes hopes to raise money by wearing an unconventional pair of overalls.
By Michael Keaveny on 14 February 2018
The Fureys are an enduring presence on the folk music circuit , writes Michael Commins
By Michael Commins on 15 February 2018
Throughout the 1980s, growing up in the south, Damien O'Reilly can't remember many news bulletins that didn't start with what was happening up north.
By Damien O'Reilly on 15 February 2018
The bird was found dead in Tipperary last week and was the first case of bird flu in Ireland in 2018.
By Michael Keaveny on 08 February 2018
Just like the snowdrops that signal the survival of winter and arrival of spring, the family behind Burtown House know all about resilience, writes Maria Moynihan.
By Maria Moynihan on 15 February 2018
Farmers, from my observations, seem generally slow in promoting what they do. They are, by nature, shy. Head down. Tell nobody anything. Steer clear of hassle, writes Damien O'Reilly
By Damien O'Reilly on 08 February 2018
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