Weather forecast

A status yellow snow and ice warning is in place until Saturday. Wintry showers overnight will be heavier in the west and north, with accumulations of snow likely on hills. Temperatures will drop to between 0°C and -3°C with severe frost and extensive icy patches, and will only rise to a maximum of 3°C to 6°C on Wednesday. More wintry showers will occur during the day, especially over the north and west, but many areas will have a dry day with sunny spells.

In the news

  • Department of Agriculture officials have announced a breakthrough for calf exports, with capacity to ship 80,000hd/month from the end of March.
  • An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the IFA AGM that he had begun to request "emergency aid" from the EU ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit. Watch his speech here. Meanwhile, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned that the cost of tariffs on agri-food exports to the UK would be €1.7bn.
  • Also at the IFA AGM, the association's president Joe Healy said that CAP payments can’t be used to fund wealthy landowners like oil sheikhs and Larry Goodman.
  • Gardaí have warned against bogus traders after an elderly woman was forced to buy chainsaws, generators and power washers in Co Cork.
  • Minister of State Andrew Doyle has launched a new seven-year strategy for the development of the Irish organic food sector, including doubling cereal production.
  • Coming up this Wednesday

  • Green Cert students trained as "champions for safety".
  • Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton joins farmers for a workshop on climate change at the IFA AGM.
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