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Agriculture sector needs a step change on emissions Progress is being made but decoupling emissions from production growth will present big challenges for farming Emissions from dairy farms continue to rise as the sector expands The sustainability of Ireland's agri-food sector is now very much in focus. Customers here and abroad have never been more concerned about the nature of the food...
Moran's son and brother to face off in local elections OPW Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran. Photo: Tom Burke OPW Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran has assembled a local election ticket that includes his 20-year-old son Jamie. But he faces unexpected opposition from Mr Moran's brother, Tony, who plans to run for Renua. The battle of Athlone looks set to be one of the...
Going down the alternative route to dairy growth Premium prices are available for organic milk and the winter milk price has been 55-60c/l for five months up to 2018 Peter and Jenny Young, who are based in Athy, Co Kildare For Peter and Jenny Young, diversification has always been a key factor in growing their business. In 2004, a few years after taking...
‘World’s deadliest bird’ kills owner after fall Cassowaries have large claws on each foot, and can grow up to 6ft in height. Cassowaries are similar to emus and stand up to 6 feet (1.8 meters) tall (Wilson Ring/AP) A large, flightless bird killed its owner when it attacked him after he fell, authorities in Florida have said. The Alachua County Fire Rescue Department...
Four bees found living inside woman's eye and drinking her tears Stock image A Taiwanese woman who suffered what she believed to be a sudden and severe eye infection discovered she was unwittingly hosting four bees. The insects had flown into her eye and were living beneath her eyelid and feeding on the fluid from her tear ducts. The 29-year-old woman, identified...
Asos profits tumble on costs and tough market Pre-tax profits crashed 87% to £4m. Asos has seen profits come under pressure (Rui Vieira/PA) Asos has seen half-year profits tumble as the online retailer blamed expansion costs and heavy discounting for hitting its performance. The group saw pre-tax profits crash 87% to £4 million, which it blamed on “temporary transition costs” linked to its...
Win 2 tickets to the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival With Easter just around the corner, we’re giving you the chance to win two tickets to one of the racing calendar’s biggest sporting and social occasions. We’re giving away two Bumper Bundle tickets for the Easter Monday programme at this year’s Fairyhouse Easter Festival. This includes admission,...
More understanding of 'silver economy' "We're all growing older and Ireland's older population is also growing. Nearly 20% of us are now over 65. We are living longer. We are generally healthier and more active than our predecessors. As we age our needs change. While that might be seen as a challenge, we believe it also creates an opportunity for...
It’s our duty to save our planet and Greta is leading by example Opinion The name and the face have turned up on a number of occasions. I think the first time I heard her name mentioned was by President Donald Trump. He was jeering her and questioning how a teenager could have such strong opinions. Then I heard her name mentioned...
Malouda finds out he has been sacked by FC Zurich on Twitter The 38-year-old joined the club as a coach at the beginning of March. Florent Malouda was surprised by FC Zurich’s Tweet (Rebecca Naden/PA) FC Zurich have announced they have released Florent Malouda from their coaching staff – with the former Chelsea winger seemingly finding out the news on social media. Malouda...

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