Weather forecast

Early frost or mist will soon clear on Saturday morning, with a dry day forecast across the bulk of the country and spells of sunshine.

However, Met Éireann has warned that it will be cloudier in parts of the north and northwest and patchy rain will develop later in the evening.

Highest temperatures will range from 12°C to 17°C in mostly moderate southwest breezes, fresh along the northwest coast.

In the news

  • The Department of Agriculture's underspend exceeded €100m in 2017 for the second year running, according to the comptroller and auditor general's annual report.
  • The Veterinary Council of Ireland has made a change to the Code of Professional Conduct, cleansing it of all references to veterinary ownership.
  • In order to try to develop new markets for Irish agri food, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is to lead a trade mission to Indonesia and Malaysia next month.
  • The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) will begin a fortnight-long, intensive farm inspection campaign on Monday 1 October.
  • The management of Carroll’s Cuisine have agreed to source its Belgian cooked ham product from Ireland, following a protest by pig farmers outside its site.
  • Coming up this weekend on

  • Tommy Moyles reports from a Kerry greenway meeting.
  • We look at who had a good week and who had a bad week in Irish farming circles.
  • Nathan Tuffy reports from Balla Mart.