TOP STORY

'We can cover his tracks' - Varadkar takes control of the plough in Carlow

'We can cover his tracks' - Varadkar takes control of the plough in Carlow

The Ploughing offers a chance for old friends to reunite and to catch up.

More
Micheál Martin rules out suggestion of grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin rules out suggestion of grand coalition with Fine Gael

Micheál Martin has ruled out the Taoiseach's suggestion of a grand coalition with Fine Gael after the next election.

MORE
Ice-cream stalls and 13-year-old sheep shearing commentator star on day two of the Ploughing

Ice-cream stalls and 13-year-old sheep shearing commentator star on day two of the Ploughing

As the sun beamed down on gleaming tractor cabs the biggest attractions were the icecream vans and frozen yoghurt stalls.

MORE
Eurostat  says Ireland Southern NUTS2 region  No 1 in Europe for cattle

Eurostat says Ireland Southern NUTS2 region No 1 in Europe for cattle

Beef and dairy farmers have taken the Ireland Southern NUTS2 region to No 1 in Europe.

MORE
Kerry holds milk price for August, others cut

Kerry holds milk price for August, others cut

Only Kerry Group has held its price for August milk, with most of the big buyers cutting 1 cent per litre (cpl), compared to July. Suppliers to the top-paying West Cork co-ops will be affected by a Carbery price cut of 1cpl.

MORE
President hopeful for a deal in row over beef pricing

President hopeful for a deal in row over beef pricing

Michael D Higgins spoke on the opening day of the 88th National Ploughing Championships.

MORE
'No one is too far from the land': President Higgins says farming and farmers must be protected

'No one is too far from the land': President Higgins says farming and farmers must be protected

President Michael D Higgins has waded into the beef crisis by telling crowds on the first day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Carlow that there needed to be more transparency in the price relationship between producers and farmers.

MORE
Ireland and UK to celebrate their enduring relationship at the National Ploughing Championships

Ireland and UK to celebrate their enduring relationship at the National Ploughing Championships

In spite of the impending exit of the UK from the EU, Ireland and the UK are inextricably linked from an economic point of view and this is particularly true in the agri-food sector.

MORE
O'Donovan brothers to bring Olympian levels of fun to National Ploughing Championships

O'Donovan brothers to bring Olympian levels of fun to National Ploughing Championships

Olympic silver medal rowing champions Paul and Gary O’Donovan will be a big draw at the FBD Insurance stand all day Wednesday.

MORE
National Ploughing Championships: All Government departments gathered under one roof

National Ploughing Championships: All Government departments gathered under one roof

The Government of Ireland village is a new addition to the National Ploughing Championships.

MORE
National Ploughing Championships: Ten things you need to enjoy the festival

National Ploughing Championships: Ten things you need to enjoy the festival

Some top tips for this year's Ploughing Championships.

MORE