DO YOU WANT YOUR CHIPS FRIED OR MODIFIED?01/24/15
After many years of talking about GMO ( Genetically Modified Organisms) the responsibility is to pass from the EU centrally back to national Governments.
WHEN IS PORK IRISH AND WHEN IS IT ...SOMETHING ELSE
Recently, we saw a well known ham proclaiming "Made in Co Wicklow"- what does that mean?
AND THEN THERE WERE 5
The latest farming organisation to be formed was born out of the Hill Farmers for Action group, formed last year to fight for a better a deal on commonages and access to GLAS.
FACTOR THIS IN
Peadar O'Scanaill is one of the judges on tg4's Clann Feirm Factor, and one of the country's foremost vets.
NO POISON HERE PLEASE WE'RE RATS
Its not Sam Maguire but it’s close !!!
It s not the All Ireland …but in a way its bigger ! The Mayo News was recently names best regional paper in Europe… Louise Denvir travelled to Westport to look at the unique place of the local newspaper in Irish life . www.mayonews.ie
Fair Daffodils we weep to see you haste away so soon …
They’ve inspired Poetry and Paintings but to West Cork producer Brian Perrot , Daffodils are a way of life . After a rough week on the weather front , we touch base with Brian to see how he’s been coping …. www.westcorkdaffodils.ie
Open Days at top Stud Farms
Its loving time for Stallions soon but the cream of Irish Stud Farms are flinging open their stable doors to the public next week in an effort to open up this often secret world. Suzanne Campbell has had a sneak peek at what you can expect and why...
Tomorrows Milk ???
Colin Glass is a mega milk man from New Zealand . He heads up a holding company that milks more than fifty thousand cows …He tells us about the secrets of dairy success in New Zealand . In the post quota world , could this be a glimpse into the future...
Annaghdown School Song
Padraig O Duineacha is Principal of St Brendans NS in Annaghdown in Co Galway – his students have written and recorded a song and starred in the video of their own hymn to the area . Its got place names , landmarks and wildlife and slurry !!!! …A kind...
FARMERS FORCED TO STRIP NAKED DURING MARCH
Frances Shanahan met 3 of those who marched in 1966 on the great Farmers March.
TOM CAHILL -THE LAST OF A GENERATION OF FARM LEADERS
Frances Shanahan went to talk to 94 year old Tom Cahill in the autumn. Tom passed away in December, so this was the final chance to hear that amazing story, as Tom was the last surviving member of that gang of 9.
Eddie Downy, Current IFA President, joins Damien in studio as we near the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the NFA on 6 January
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IFA
The fastest history lesson you will ever learn - 60 years of the IFA.
Christmas Me Arse!
Séamus O'Rourke, the Leitrim playright has recorded a special piece for us this Christmas.
....AND THE ADS ARE GETTING FAT
Yes, we know Christmas is coming when the ads start in earnest ( well in August probably). Some are hardy annuals: Guinness- home of the black stuff, Barry's Tea and the train set- which is only on radio, ESB and Dusty Springfield- but some are new...
DREAMING OF A RED CHRISTMAS
Living showbiz legend Red Hurley came in to sing for us this Christmas time along with The Ennis Gospel Choir..
WASTE NOT !
This week the Environmental Protection Agency held the first conference on food waste. While one in ten of Irish people suffer from food poverty, we send over one million tonnes of food into waste disposal every year.
Gay Bull Lib!
Today is the day that "Gay" Charolais bull, Benjy, leaves Mayo to go to The Hillside Animal Sanctuary in East Anglia, England.
SUNDAY IS THE GOAT-TO DAY FOR THE CENSUS
Over 43,000 flock owners, registered as keepers of sheep and goats on the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine’s database, will has received the Sheep and Goat Census 2014.
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