Aisling O'Brien

Aisling O
Aisling O'Brien

Senior News Journalist

Aisling O’Brien graduated from Dublin City University (DCU) with a masters in journalism and also holds a bachelor of arts from University College Cork (UCC). Since 2007, the Kerry native has worked in broadcast media, most recently at Radio Kerry, where she presented the weekly farming show for six years. Aisling has won several awards for her work, including Best Radio Show at the Irish Guild of Agricultural Journalism awards.

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Poll: 55% feel NI Protocol is positive for economy

Poll: 55% feel NI Protocol is positive for economy

55% of voters think the Northern Ireland Protocol is having a positive impact on the economy, according to a new...

Fonterra increases milk price forecast due to strong global demand

Fonterra increases milk price forecast due to strong global demand

New Zealand dairy cooperative, Fonterra, has today (Thursday, June 23) increased its forecast farmgate milk price range for next year. In...

GDT price index down by 1.3% following latest auction

GDT price index down by 1.3% following latest auction

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index has fallen by 1.3% following its latest trading event which took place today...

Report: War causes $4.3bn of agricultural damage in Ukraine

Report: War causes $4.3bn of agricultural damage in Ukraine

A new report has estimated that the Russian invasion has led to $4.3 billion worth of agricultural damage in Ukraine....

Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Renegotiating NI Protocol is ‘unrealistic’ – EU Commission

Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic has ruled out renegotiating the Northern Ireland Protocol. The British government...

Lakeland increases base milk price for May supplies

Lakeland increases base milk price for May supplies

The board of Lakeland Dairies has today (Monday, June 13) announced the co-operative’s milk price for May, which includes supplementary...

WTO pledges to support Ukraine agri-food exports

WTO pledges to support Ukraine agri-food exports

Over 50 members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have committed to supporting Ukraine to export agri-food products. Ireland was...

HR consultant appointed to board of Kepak

HR consultant appointed to board of Kepak

The board of Kepak Group has today (Monday, June 13) announced the appointment of human resources (HR) consultant Orla Coughlan...

IFA: Farmers concerned over proposed NI protocol changes

IFA: Farmers concerned over proposed NI protocol changes

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that there is increasing concern among farmers about proposed changes to the Northern...

Subsidiary plan prepares Yara Clean Ammonia for stock market listing

Subsidiary plan prepares Yara Clean Ammonia for stock market listing

The board of Yara International ASA has signed off on a plan for an internal reorganisation and transfer of its...

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

DAERA co-funds agri-food and bioeconomy research projects

Almost €11 million has been allocated to 12 research projects across the island of Ireland focusing on agri-food and the...

PETA urges LEGO to rebrand new toy farm set as ‘sanctuary’

PETA urges LEGO to rebrand new toy farm set as ‘sanctuary’

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to LEGO urging the toy company to rebrand a new...

Arla officially opens €190m German dairy plant expansion

Arla officially opens €190m German dairy plant expansion

Arla Foods has officially opened a €190 million expansion of its dairy production facility in Germany in a bid to...

Ireland aims to have world’s most sustainable whiskey distilleries

Ireland aims to have world’s most sustainable whiskey distilleries

A new all-island roadmap published today (Monday, May 30) by the Irish Whiskey Association is aiming to make Irish distilleries...

Aurivo announces fixed milk-price scheme supports

Aurivo announces fixed milk-price scheme supports

Aurivo has become the latest processor to offer supports to dairy farmers who are struggling on fixed milk-price schemes. The...

Cranswick reaffirms financial outlook for 2022

Cranswick reaffirms financial outlook for 2022

Cranswick has reported an unchanged outlook for the current financial year, according to preliminary results published by the UK food...

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

UN: Food and fertiliser from Russia must return to world markets

The United Nations (UN) has said that food and fertiliser produced by Russia and Belarus must return to world markets...

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...