Without farmers, research gathers dust
Jack Kennedy
The challenges around surplus phosphorus, ammonia and methane are particularly important in a Northern Ireland scenario.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
EU imports from South America also increase global warming
Importing beef into the EU from Mercosur countries will increase global warming, writes Dr Myles Rath, formerly of the UCD School of Agriculture.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: Tough spring in Estonia
Estonia, as a country, has become a poster boy for what can be achieved by a country that has emerged from the oppressiveness of a communist regime.
ACRES dilemma exposed
Something is not adding up – the capacity was either not there from the start or something has gone wrong in the meantime.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: Should MetroLink be a national priority?
Dublin airport - the choice of a passenger cap by the planners is a curious target.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Reconsidering our nuclear options
There could easily be a mid-course correction to Ireland’s declared policy should an affordable nuclear alternative emerge, offering always-on power with very low emissions.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Home Farm: first cut silage now complete
We delayed cutting to let the dock spray work fully over the three week recommended period between spraying and cutting.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: weather and income insurance
It would be a pity if the report of the Food Vision tillage group was left to gather dust as the party political machines prepare for the looming general election.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Butter wars on US shop shelves
It is high time for the Ornua boss to sit everyone down and bring some common sense to the table.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
VAT debacle another thorn in farmers' sides
TAMS reference costings are out by a huge amount as prices are not updated. The cost of finance has increased substantially.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints
Colm McCarthy: US constitutional constraints
At the heart of the problem is the revered constitution itself, which was drafted in 1787 and has become politically impossible to amend.
5 June 2024 Viewpoints