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Meet the Maker: Mairidh Nic Cormaic
Grace Hanna
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Mairidh Nic Cormaic, founder of Sew it Seams, about her handmade fleeces and accessories.
 
 
Win two tickets to Bord Bia Bloom
Ireland’s favourite festival of flowers and fun returns to the Phoenix Park, Dublin, this June bank holiday weekend (30 May to 3 June) and you could win tickets.
Author John Connell: ‘the sheep make me feel a new-found sense of prosperity’
In an extract from his number one best-seller, Twelve Sheep, farmer and writer John Connell reflects on returning to his rural roots.
Desperate Farmwife: Clarkson is not alone in ‘farming the unfarmed’
Jeremy Clarkson did not invent ‘farming the unfarmed’ – Irish women on farms have been masters at it for centuries, writes our Desperate Farmwife, as she looks forward to continuing the tradition.
Green wave: the seaweed surge
With knowledge passed down through generations, Claire O’Sullivan took the dive into the seaweed skincare business, writes Grace Hanna.
Editorial: voting for who to represent us at European level matters
Your vote shapes our future in Europe. Make sure your voice is heard, writes Ciara Leahy.
Katherine O'Leary: 'if the infection is severe, an animal can lose their sight’
Monitoring is critical when there is a change in an animal’s diet, such as the move to grass. The next hurdle is preventing summer scour, writes Katherine O’Leary.
Ask Miriam: ‘can I ask my friend to help with petrol money?’
This week, Miriam hears from a reader who is wondering how to ask a friend to share costs on days out.
Editorial: the eyesore that is campaign posters
With many candidates declaring their commitment to sustainability and the environment, should we not be phasing out campaign posters, writes Ciara Leahy.
Meet the Maker: Mairidh Nic Cormaic
In this week’s Meet the Maker, Grace Hanna chats to Mairidh Nic Cormaic, founder of Sew it Seams, about her handmade fleeces and accessories.
Irish Horse: donkey work over at last
Helen Sharp heads to the Balmoral Show to seek out the equines and she welcomes new life to her farm.
Super Sunday of hurling drama
So many permutations – the only pity is that so few games remain after the weekend fixtures, but the possibilities are endless, writes Denis Hurley.
Irish Horse: why now could be the perfect time to buy a racehorse
There are signs that the market is slowing down with value to be had, writes Mark Costello.
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Take steps to minimise aftereffects of wet winter on silage, farmers urged
Heightened risks of soil and slurry contamination in first-cut grass silage after the wet winter will require extra vigilance with silage making this season, an expert is urging.
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Irish beef sales in Britain still growing
Bord Bia meat and organics market specialist Seán Deane reports that Irish beef sales in Britain continued to grow in the first two months of 2024, building on last year's strong performance.
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Outpacing the field with the only non-stop baler, the Kverneland FastBale
In Clogheen, Co Tipperary, Thomas Moloney, alongside his father Jim, has been steering the family business through the evolving landscape of Irish agriculture for over six decades.
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How FRS fencing and DURA² helped transform our home and farm
DURA² fencing provided John Paul Bennett and his wife Laura with a durable and environmentally friendly fencing solution for their home and farm.
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