Why are election candidates all so happy and content?

A woman begged my pardon the other night, while I was out, enjoying a quiet pint.

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Why 2014 was the year Irish farming hit the skids

In years to come when the history of Irish agriculture is being written, and downturns are being discussed, some will no doubt point to the bad winter of 2012.

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Ryanair's Michael O'Leary has hosted a cattle sale with a difference

The Gigginstown House bull sale last Saturday scaled new heights, with a purchaser from West Cork, John Applebe, describing the sale as “another step up”. ...

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A farmer's short-lived attempt to give up eating meat

“Will you have another rasher?” my missus asked before horsing one onto my plate straight from the pan.

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Monsoon shows why out-wintered stock always get best prices

We had a bad shower on Saturday. It started at about half past two in the afternoon, and didn’t finish until Monday at 7pm.

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Price of a fencer is shock to the system

I’m after a terrible few weeks of it. I’m worn out from chasing cattle.

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From Aintree to the cattle marts, cream always rises to the top

I didn’t go to the Grand National on Saturday. I was working. But I heard it on the radio, which is the same thing really.

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Marts holding ground in spite of factory slippage

I hear Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is going under the knife this week. His heart is giving him trouble.

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The Friesian bull calf rises to the occasion, as mart prices go up, along with numbers

“The Friesian bull is back,” Bandon mart manager, Tom McCarty, said to me at a busy sale of calves on Monday, and he was right. Up from nothing, like ...

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The tale of the heavy breathing from a bullock that stems 'from a castration job that went wildly astray'

I met a lady while in Cookie O’Callaghan’s on Saturday night who had a crow to pluck with myself.

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Friesian bulls hit the high seas, as a very positive change in the weather lifts all boats

The change in the weather earlier this week was about as welcome as Conor McGregor at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Chicago on Sunday.

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Lovely area except for the local cattle

I met a lady in Cookie O’Callaghan’s Saturday night who had a crow to pluck with me.

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Many times burned, now shy, after sobering adventures in calf buying

When reporting on the subject of mart prices, and specifically the Friesian bull calf at the marts, I suppose I am fairly biased.

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Celtic donkey will have the last laugh

I sold a blast of bullocks at Macroom mart on Saturday, in an attempt to keep the wolf from the door. And with my business done, I went to a nearby bar in order ...

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Yes, I am that man from the Far East who has bought Kilfinnan Castle!

Yes, the rumours are true, says Denis Lehane.

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