Weather forecast

Wednesday night will stay dry in most areas, with clear spells. Cloud will increase from the Atlantic with a little patchy drizzle developing along some west and southwest coasts by morning. Met Éireann are predicting minimum temperatures of 5-9°C.

Tomorrow, Thursday, will be dry in many areas, with some bright or sunny spells, mainly in the east and north. However, there will be a good deal of cloud and patchy rain and drizzle will occur in west Munster and along the west coast of Connacht. A few scattered showers elsewhere. Highest temperatures of 15-19°C.

In the news

  • In this week’s podcasts we hear from the Minister for Agriculture on his trade mission in China, frustrated protesters at the Beef Summit and find out what makes a world class steak.
  • The Department of Agriculture has opened a public consultation on its draft document which sets out guidelines for good agricultural practice to reduce ammonia emissions.
  • A farmer who has had a receiver appointed over his payments from the EU under the Farm Single Payment Scheme since 2011 and its successor, the Basic Payment Scheme, since 2015 has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • A new live weather page has been launched on the Irish Farmers Journal website with 24 weather stations installed on 12 farms.
  • Chinese authorities are to speed up their inspection of Irish meats plants, with sheep plants and more beef plants to be audited in August.
  • Coming up this Thursday

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