SERVICE WITH A GRUNT10/03/15
Damien talks with 2 experts on food service and what to expect in restaurants - Tom Doorley and John Healy
BRUCELLOSIS DOESN'T SOUND NICE, AND IT ISN'T
Meath-based vet Peadar O’Scanaill explains what it is and how we are now free of Brucellosis on the island of Ireland.
Patrick O'Toole of Clare Island
Louise Denvir visits singer Patrick O'Toole on his farm on Clare Island
KERRY GROUP GIVES ENDA LIFT
This week food group Kerry has today opened its new technology and innovation centre in the Millennium Business Park in Naas, Co Kildare.
Around the Farm Gate
Around the Farmgate was launched this week at the Ploughing and Louise Denvir brings us a flavour for some of those stories.
The Papal Nuncio Charlie Brown attended the Ploughing Championships during the week as a guest of the Kildare and Leighlin diocese who had a stand there.
Editor of Country Living Mairead Lavery and Seamus Boland of Irish Rural Link join Damien for a discussion on rural Ireland.
Odlums in Portarlington is Ireland's last surviving commerical mill. 75% of the wheat they use comes from Irish farms.
The Svalbard Vault is on an arctic island where hundreds of thousands of various duplicate food seed varieties including from Ireland, are stored in case of a global catastrophe such as a nuclear war which might destroy seed banks elsewhere in the...
According to a survey published last week the consumption of potatoes in Ireland has collapsed by twenty five per cent in just ten years and by a third since 2002. We visited the potato market in Limerick to hear what you had to say.
THE JOURNEY'S ON US
Brenda Donohue is in Killarney station to launch the Journey's On Us for this year - and she has a mountain of people - Kerry Footballers, a 96 year old fan, the kids of Moyderwell Primary School, Station Master Cathrine Cahill and half of Killarney.
BOYLAN THE HERBS
Sean Boylan is a legend in Co.Meath, having managed Meath footballers through their golden period, and being a highly respected herb farmer and herbalist.
FARMTHEFT - ON THE RISE?
Paul Williams is Special Correspondent for the Irish Independent and fills Damien in on what he reckons is going on. And it's not a pretty picture.
AUSSI AG ON THE UP
Australian farming is doing well, so says Sean Murphy, reporter on ABC TV's Landline and one of the faces of farming in Australia.
PLOUGH THE FIELDS AND SCATTER..!
The Picnic with Ploughs . Or maybe the Picnic is the Ploughing without Ploughs.
IT HASN'T GONE AWAY YOU KNOW
This week saw the reprint of the classic Irish teaching cook book, All in the Cooking. It was the text for Home Ec in schools since first published by Colaiste Mhuire ( Now Cathal Brugha College, part of DIT) teachers back in 1946.
That's the title of investigative food journalist, Joanna Blightman's 7th book. It's a detailed critique of processed food and so called Clean Labelling.
PLOUGH THE FIELDS
Frances Shanahan went to Christchurch Cathedral in Waterford to meet Dean Maria Jansson to find out more about Harvest Festival, a traditional and important part of the Church of Ireland year.
Macra Na Euro
Macra na Feirme past president, Alan Jagoe, was elected CEJA President, the European Council of Young Farmers, on Monday in Milan.
West Cork Whales and Dolphins
Suzanne Campbell is in Cork
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