Weather forecast

A status yellow warning remains in place until 2am on Saturday for counties Cork and Waterford, with 25mm to 35mm of rainfall expected over 24 hours.

However, Met Éireann is forecasting a dry day on Saturday, except for the odd shower, generally cloudy with some sunny breaks.

Top temperatures will range between 6°C and 10°C in moderate easterly winds, followed by a frosty night.

In the news

  • Teagasc has reported the smallest grain harvest in 23 years for 2018.
  • The online auction firm BidX1 has suspended sales of farmland by vulture funds on its platform.
  • Another protest by Leitrim farmers against rampant afforestation took place today, but the co-op at the centre of the action says it is the wrong target.
  • Following the redesignation of Areas of Natural Constraints this week, attention is now turning to appeals to those dissatisfied with the outcome.
  • Several factories have been hit with carcase trim fines this year.
  • Coming up this Saturday

  • Good week/bad week.
  • The latest on TAMS rules for young farmers.
  • MEP Sean Kelly on how Brexit, climate change and renewable energy will play out for farmers.
  • The latest prices from the mart.