Weather forecast

Met Éireann has forecast for it to be very wet and blustery across much of the country, with further spells of heavy rain and strong and gusty west to southwest winds.

A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place until 12pm on Saturday, with up to 35mm of rain expected in Connacht, Longford, Offaly, Westmeath, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Meanwhile, a status yellow snow-ice warning is in place until the same time in Donegal.

Afternoon temperatures will range between 3°C and 4°C in the northwest to 6°C or 7°C in the south.

Winds will become blustery northwesterly.

In the news

  • European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan made headlines on Friday at the Irish Farmers Journal Navigating Global Trade conference, when he said the Commission would protect farmers from UK tariffs and said that Ireland can ignore 99% of the howling in Westminster in relation to Brexit.
  • The board of Aurivo met on Friday afternoon to set a price for February milk.

  • As part of the next tranche of TAMS, €10m worth of grants will be available to all farmers for solar PV installation and LED lighting.
  • The 15 March deadline set by Boortmalt for malting barley growers to avail of their current price contract is not the deadline for the offer, IFA grain committee chair Mark Browne has stated.
  • Mayo farmer Seán Clarke has been re-elected as chair of ifac.
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