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Weather

We asked some of the newly-elected IFA county chairs from around the country how farmers in their counties are coping with the prolonged fodder crisis.
By Pat O'Toole on 19 April 2018
New targets look to reduce emissions from agriculture, which account for 30% of Ireland's emissions, as well as reducing emissions in transport and construction.
By Michael Keaveny on 19 April 2018
An Australian poem serves as a reminder that all farmers experience weather related pressure, wherever they are, from time to time.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
The Dealer thoroughly enjoyed the third season of the RTÉ series and a glimpse into the Waterford farm of the O'Sullivan family.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Rt Rev Dr Noble McNeely, asked ministers today to remember farming communities in prayer.
By The Dealer on 19 April 2018
Stark weather warnings at conference organised by Met Eireann and the Irish Met Society.
By Odile Evans on 19 April 2018
Odile Evans reports from the 'The Wind That Shakes The Island' weather conference.
By Odile Evans on 19 April 2018
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
By Lorcan Allen on 19 April 2018
Derek Robinson has been buying extra feed as he tries to avoid making the same mistakes as in 2013.
By Derek Robinson on 19 April 2018
In light of poor weather in recent months, the board of Drinagh co-op has announced a rebate on feed.
By Odile Evans on 18 April 2018
A lift in air temperatures has boosted growth, but heavy rain earlier in the week has made land very wet.
By Aidan Brennan on 18 April 2018
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: water inspections and GDT up
In the news today, Wednesday 18 April, drier weather is expected in the south by late morning but drizzle will persist along Atlantic coasts in the afternoon.
By Odile Evans on 17 April 2018
Agriculture faces more stringent emissions targets
The new targets look to reduce emissions from agriculture, which account for 30% of Ireland's emissions, as well as reducing emissions in transport and construction.
By Michael Keaveny on 17 April 2018
Overnight rainfall reaches 42mm
A recap of overnight rainfall after a pair of weather warnings were issued.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 17 April 2018
Storm Irene to bring high winds and up to 50mm of rain
Met Éireann has issued three yellow weather warnings as Storm Irene is expected to bring high winds and rain overnight.
By Odile Evans on 16 April 2018
Weekly weather: heavy rain will clear to leave drier weather later in the week
There will be heavy rain on Monday but this will clear to leave dry, sunny weather later in the week.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 April 2018
Rainfall warning – up to 50mm predicted
Bad news for farmers as more rain is predicted for parts of the country.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 15 April 2018
The weather in England has been similar to Ireland this winter: wet and miserable - prompting fears that Irish demand is pushing up the price of fodder.
By Odile Evans on 14 April 2018
Drier weather is helping production in Kilkenny, but volumes remain behind 2017.
By Jack Kennedy on 14 April 2018
Weekend weather by province
The south of the country is in for a few heavy showers this weekend.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 14 April 2018
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