I was delighted to see in the programme for government a significant support for the next generation of farmers — with commitments to maintain the young farmer schemes, to use the taxation system to encourage land mobility and succession, to ensure access to affordable credit and a review of agricultural education.
Mon, 30 May, 2016
The world economy may be set for another year like 2015, with modest growth in developed economies offsetting persistent weakness elsewhere but generating very little inflation and keeping interest rates low.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
PREDICTING the future is a mug’s game. In fact, we don’t know if there’ll even be mugs. Whatever happens, over the coming decades, billions of people will arrive on planet Earth — and they’ll have to be given something to do to occupy their time. This has happened many times before.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015