Neonicotinoids, the insecticides based on Nicotine, are back in the news. Prof Jane Stout of TCD School of Botany published some headline making research this week and Philip McCabe, well known beekeeper, and European President of Apimondia, the world...
A MIDLETON TO LARGE BOTTLE OF WHISKEY
Frances Shanahan went to the Midleton distillery to bottle her own exclusive bottle and to check out how the expansion of the production is going on. Midleton is where Jameson is made amongst other whiskeys and you can bottle your own special whiskey...
Fires have raged across parts of the uplands from one side of Ireland to the other. Fergal Monaghan of Yourcommonage.ie, Lorcan O'Toole of the Golden Eagle Trust and Pat Dunne, Chair of the IFA Hill Farmers Commitee join Damien to try and explain what...
Laura Barron from Tramore came on to advertise her Herefords.
EWES ARE BOTH FEMALE?
Visual artist and part time farmer Els Dietvorst and partner Orla Barry have a sheep farm near Kilmore Quay.
HEDGING THE BUSINESS
Mike and Máire Sheahan run a mature hedging nursery outside Birr in Co.Offaly called M & M. Martina Mc Glynn went along to find out more about the benefits of mature hedge
GREEN GROWS THE PARTY
Eamon Ryan is leader of the Green Party in Ireland and too often they and farmers seem on the opposite side of the hedge. Damien asks why this is and asks what have the Greens done for us lately.
The Dwan family from Thurles were winners of the NDC/ Kerrygold Quality Milk Award 2014, and as this is National Dairy Week, they are hosting an Open day on their dairy farm in association with Teagasc.
Brenda And Jackie Coyne
The Renvyle Peninsula in Connemara was particular scenic when Brenda Donohue met local man Jackie Coyne. Jackie is a former captain of the Irish Fly Fishing team and he comes from a long line of fly-fisherman, but it was his dog TJ that caught...
Angus O'Leary and Ryanairs' Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary is best known as the boss of Ryanair and then maybe as a horsey fellow with his Gigginstown Stud, in Westmeath but he also is the proud owner of a very fine herd of Aberdeen Angus. Michael spoke to Damien at some length on his love of...
Understanding Trawling Rights - Caitlín Uí Aodha
Caitlín Uí Aodha is the Chief Executive of the Irish South & East Fish Producer's Organisation, a woman who has long personal experience of the ups and downs of the fishing industry in Ireland, and is no stranger to the tragedy of loss at sea. Caitlin...
New President Sean Finan In Macra na Feirme
Sean Finan from Ballinlough, Castlerea, Co Rosommon,is the new President of Macra. He is one of the founding members of his club, Castlerea Macra, a beef farmer and also works as a construction project manager with Sisk. Despite being well occupied he...
ROARING WATER SEED TRADE
Madeline Mc Keever produces seeds for varieties of vegetables that are well suited to Irish conditions on her farm near Skibereen in West Cork.
POLISH UP YOUR FOOD
The Poles make up the second biggest national group in Ireland, yet we know very little about what goes on in food and agriculture between the two countries.
TALK TO SOMEBODY IN FRONT OF YOU- WIERD!
There’s a pub in the West where they have an interesting option if you’re fed up with people phoning , twittering , texting and facebooking.
END QUOTE-A !
Suzanne Campbell followed the quota train up to Carlow, Walter Power is one of the organisers of a Midnight milking party on the 31st March and John Bermingham has a special song for the occasion.
6 MONTHS IN NEW ZEALAND
The Stephen Cullinan Scholarship gives Macra na Feirme members the opportunity to gain experience of New Zealand farming methods.
Farming couple Alan & Colette Martin of Ballyduff Upper in Waterford have patented and sell "Slurrysafe", which is a safety cage to allow working over a slurry pit without risk.
TOUGH JOB BEING JESUS
Once every 5 years the community of Ballylinan, on the Laois side of the Kildare border, puts on their Passion Play, 3 hours plus of a spectacle involving dozens of locals.
BETTER SAFE THAN THE ALTERNATIVE
Farming is twice as dangerous as the next nearest job in Ireland, with 30 dying in farm accidents in 2014.
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