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Michael O’Leary

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary talks to Hannah Quinn-Mulligan about farm organisations, losing money on cattle and the "fad" of veganism.

Dietary advice in schools

Prof John Fitzgerald, chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council, updates Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert on progress with the council’s report on agriculture and the recent controversy on dietary advice for school students.

Farming challenges

Matthew Halpin speaks to Waterford BETTER farmer Maurice Hearne about the challenges and successes on his farm over the last twelve months.


Matthew Halpin asks BETTER farm adviser John Greaney about spring 2019, calf buying and under 16-month bulls on the programme farms.

Tommy Moyles attended last weeks Irish Family Farm Rights Group meeting in Kenmare. The event was seeking support for a €300 payment for suckler cows. Afterwards he spoke to local farmer Stephen O'Shea and Iveragh Mart manager, Mike Kissane to get their views.

From the Tramlines

Stephen Robb talks to Co Donegal tillage farmer David Moody, who started planting spring crops again this week.


Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick is a pioneering veterinary surgeon with his own TV show and is from a farm in Co Laois. Ahead of a signing of his new autobiography he spoke to Anne O’Donoghue about making his father proud, overcoming school bullies and living a hectic life.

Basic Payment Scheme

Peter Varley talks to Brian Alcock from the Department of Agriculture and farmer James O’Meara from Ballymahon at the Basic Payment Scheme clinic that was held in the Longford Arms hotel last week.

Agricultural borrowings

Cormac McKervey from Ulster Bank gives an overview of current agricultural borrowings in Northern Ireland to Peter McCann.

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