Opinion: following in TJ Maher's footsteps is a daunting challenge
Pat O'Toole
The first direct elections to the European Parliament saw TJ Maher dominate the Munster poll, beginning a 15-year career for the former IFA president.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: BISS, oilseed rape, crop emergence, beef drops.
The rapid increase in grain prices internationally over the last week or so, has lifted the expectations for this year's harvest, but there is a long way to go yet.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: The co-op and the PLC were not always easy bedfellows
Jim Bergin and incoming Seán Molloy shared the platform, and both stressed the new importance of security of supply, when they were talking with customers.
Gerry Boyle: looking back at two decades of rainfall and crop yields
The relationship between yield fluctuations and weather is complex and dependent on location, soil conditions, season, crop type and temperature - Prof Gerry Boyle.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
50,000 football fans fly in for Aviva fixture
Summer arrives on cue for airports and Dublin does not have spare parking stands for a once-off influx.
15 May 2024 Viewpoints
Opinion: takeaways from the IFA hustings
With a dozen contenders at each of the IFA's four European election hustings, Pat O'Toole was left with plenty to ponder.
11 May 2024 Opinion
Consumers and investors aren’t buying Beyond Meat
Despite the signals from organisations such as the Olympic committee to move beyond meat, the businesses in that space are struggling.
10 May 2024 News
Home Farm: watching the winter barley
I have had one diagnosis of rhynchosporium on the winter barley, brought on I presume because of a delay in applying a protective spray with the continuous wet weather.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: Tirlán's role in Glanbia plc
Does it matter that over 30% of Glanbia's shareholders formally voted against the company’s remuneration policies?
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Chinese farmers dump milk amid financial losses
Culling cows was a first and easy step, but the price has bottomed out for culled cows and for many farms that are highly leveraged, having invested at the peak, the losses are significant.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
NI farmer resilience has been fully tested
Farmers have just come through one of the most difficult periods of prolonged wet weather.
Colm McCarthy: can Ireland become a large-scale exporter of electricity?
Across the Mediterranean, north African countries are eyeing up export opportunities for solar, as have locations in the Middle East.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints