Tirlán propose governance changes
Pat O'Toole
The co-op intends to revamp it's representative structures to address shortfalls in women and younger people on council and regional advisory boards
27 September 2023 News
Farm funding sought from Budget 2024
There are a wide range of asks from farming in the upcoming budget, with ACRES and organic farming expected to front the queue.
25 September 2023 News
Major dairy dispersal sale to take place in Carnew on Tuesday
A well-regarded dairy herd is being sold tomorrow in Carnew Mart, with interest from all over the country reported.
A guide to Ireland's political parties
With the registration application of Ireland's 26th political party, Pat O'Toole looks across the current crowded field.
23 September 2023 Opinion
Opinion: Coveney papers over coalition cracks as derogation picture clouds again
Dairy farmers should have had clarity over any potential changes to the derogation much earlier than July. It's essential that the Government gives clarity and certainty now, not false hope.
16 September 2023 Opinion
ICMSA unapologetic for passing 'picket'
Pat McCormack asserts the right of the ICMSA to represent their members as they best see fit following sharp exchanges with IFA members last week.
13 September 2023 News
Murphy and Doyle declare for IFA deputy
The IFA deputy president election will be between Pat Murphy and Alice Doyle, as both were ratified by their own executives in recent days.
13 September 2023 News
Opinion: Commissioner gives dairy farmers that Sinkevicius feeling
The decision taken by the European Commission that will reduce stocking rates on (mostly) dairy farms is unlikely to be reversed or even delayed. So what are we to do?
10 September 2023 Opinion
Gorman launches IFA presidential bid
Francie Gorman tells crowd in Portlaoise "I'm the best person for the job", as he sets out his stall for his IFA presidential election campaign.
9 September 2023 News
Two-horse race for IFA presidency
Martin Stapleton and Francie Gorman seem certain to be the only two candidates for the IFA presidency.
6 September 2023 News
Irish agri-food sector 'recognised across the globe' - O'Toole
The Bord Bia CEO told UCD's new agriculture graduates that they are coming into an "industry recognised for quality, innovation and sustainability".
6 September 2023 News
Opinion: the new constituencies - a short(ish) guide
With 14 new TDs and a bunch of new constituencies, Pat O'Toole looks at all the changes, most of which restore county boundaries, and considers the prospects in the next general election.
2 September 2023 Opinion