Weather forecast

Wind warnings for storm Diana have now been lifted. Met Éireann forecasts that rain will gradually clear the east coast on Thursday morning as brighter weather extends countrywide. Showers will become fairly widespread but will be more frequent over the western half of the country. Southwest winds will remain blustery and top temperatures will range between 8°C and 12°C.

In the news

  • The Department of Agriculture has issued €15m in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to farmers.
  • A Co Wexford farmer is appealing for information on a stolen quad.
  • A Danish vets explains how restrictions on the sale of antibiotics to farmers operate in his country.
  • Meet Lil' Bill, the US calf weighing just one-tenth of normal birth weight.
  • Listen to this week's podcast to hear about ANC appeals, self-cooling cow mats and Dublin footballer Kevin McManamon.
  • Coming up this Thursday

  • The latest agri job offers.
  • Revelations on carcase trimming at meat factories.
  • Weanling prices analysis.