High Nelly Bicycles07/12/14
Vintage & classic bicycles have surged in popularity over the past few years, and it's part in thanks to a number of High Nelly Associations which have popped up across Ireland. One such company is High Nelly in Limerick, Our reporter Louise Denvir...
Low Cost Selling of Fruit & Vegetables
Michael Ellis, Managing director of Gerry Ellis an sons, a County Cavan based fruit and vegetables wholesaler and retailer spoke to Damien & IFA president Eddie Downey about the low cost selling of fruit & vegetables.
Soft Fruit Production
It's peak season for soft fruit production and all over the country, Most of the soft fruit that’s produced in Ireland is grown in County Wexford and Frances Shanahan has been to that country to meet a farmer who is growing a wide variety of fruits...
Deer Culling Program - IFA President Eddie Downey
Eddie Downey, president of the Irish Farmers Association joined Damien in studio this morning. Eddie discusses the topic of Deer Culling, reaction to the change of the agriculture portfolio in government.
Howth Pier is particularly busy at this time of year, for one very good reason - its fishmongers! Nicky McLoughlin from Nicky's Plaice knows more about the Pier than most. Louise Denvir visited the Pier this week.
Small Producers and Employment
Our indigenous food sector is something to shout about and smaller regional based businesses are significantly boosting local employment - Suzanne Campbell joins Damien in studio.
This week the Willie Clancy Summer School begins in Clare, which is named in honour of the famous piper, Willie Clancy. But who in Ireland make Uilleann Pipes? Brian Lally spoke to Bill Hannon.
GLAS: Bio-diversity and Environmental Initiatives
This week a new €4 billion incentive package was announced by the Minister for Agriculture. Matt O'Keeffe, farmer and editor of Irish Farmers Monthly chats with Damien about GLAS.
Contractors are working morning, noon and night in the good weather making silage. Meadows have been cut and fodder saved for winter. Damien met Richie White from Slievenamon in Co. Tipperary and his brothers Martin and John.
Emma McNamara was one of the first to taste this season's Connemara Lamb at an event last night run by the Guerrilla Gourmet Club
Rose O' Donovan
Rose O' Donovan from the Brussels based Agri affairs journals 'Agra Facts' talks about the possible impact of the Junker appointment on Euro Agri policy
Shopping at Farmer's Market's
Louise visited Kilkenny Farmer's Market, and Catherine Cleary talks about her social experiment which was eating from a market only for a whole week
Sean Norman, talks about his life and plays some great music too
Frances Shanahan visited Micheál Higgins from Kylemore Stud near Loughrea about the current situation for breeding horses
Nutrition during the summer
Gaye Godkin talks to Damien about BBQ's, Ice-Cream and summer eating
Sounds Like Summer
Louise Denvir goes out to capture the sounds of summer from the week
Blissbary Farm - A Care Farm
Damien meets Larry Masterson from Blissbary Farm, Donegal. The farm is a Mixed Organic Enterprise that welcomes people to the farm on a weekly basis for well being and emotional connection to the environment
Wildlife expert Dave Wall informs Damien about urban foxes across Dublin.
11th World Flower Show
Sinead Egan went to the RDS to meet some of the Green fingered enthusuasts at this huge international event
Coffee, milk, oranges, pork – have experienced major price shocks in recent times. And the price paid by traders affects the price we pay in the shops, as Patrick Donohoe of the Irish Farmers Journal has been telling us...
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