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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Claim that Lakeland peak milk scheme will penalise farmers

Claim that Lakeland peak milk scheme will penalise farmers

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has hit out at a milk supply scheme recently unveiled by Lakeland Dairies claiming that...

Lakeland confirms milk price for March supplies

Lakeland confirms milk price for March supplies

The board of Lakeland Dairies has today (Wednesday, April 13) confirmed the price that it will pay to farmers for...

Lakeland CEO ‘reasonably confident’ dairy markets will cover farm costs

Lakeland CEO ‘reasonably confident’ dairy markets will cover farm costs

Lakeland Dairies is "reasonably confident" that the dairy markets will help cover the significant rise in input costs for its...

Lakeland increases revenue by 20% to £1.09bn

Lakeland increases revenue by 20% to £1.09bn

Lakeland Dairies increased its revenues by 20% to £1.09 billion, according to the company's annual results for 2021 published today...

IPES: Sustainable solutions readily available for food systems

IPES: Sustainable solutions readily available for food systems

The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) has called for fundamental reform of food systems to avoid catastrophic...

13 cattle rescued after livestock lorry catches fire

13 cattle rescued after livestock lorry catches fire

Emergency services in Northern Ireland today (Wednesday, March 30) helped to bring 13 cattle to safety after a livestock lorry...

Arla Foods aims for further expansion in Bangladesh

Arla Foods aims for further expansion in Bangladesh

Arla Foods has said that it sees "great potential" for growth in its biggest market in southeast Asia; Bangladesh. The...

Ukraine government bans exports of grains

Ukraine government bans exports of grains

Ukraine has decided to ban the export of several types of grain and other foodstuffs as the Russian invasion intensifies....

UN Food Price Index hit record high in February

UN Food Price Index hit record high in February

The global benchmark for food prices hit a record hit in February, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of...

Rising retail beef prices to test consumers – Rabobank

Rising retail beef prices to test consumers – Rabobank

The willingness of consumers to pay higher beef prices due to inflationary pressures will be tested in the coming year,...

Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for northwest

Met Éireann issues snow and ice warning for northwest

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning for snow and ice for three counties in the northwest. The...

RBST urges DAERA to reconsider 24 month beef policy

RBST urges DAERA to reconsider 24 month beef policy

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) has said that shortening the life of beef cattle in Northern Ireland to 24...

Wind warnings issued ahead of the arrival of Storm Dudley

Wind warnings issued ahead of the arrival of Storm Dudley

Met Éireann has issued two wind warnings for strong and damaging gusts ahead of Storm Dudley's arrival by the middle...

Farmer fined for breaching cattle movement regulations

Farmer fined for breaching cattle movement regulations

A farmer in Northern Ireland has been convicted and fined in court after pleading guilty to charges relating to the...

Consultation on Future Agricultural Policy for NI  closing soon

Consultation on Future Agricultural Policy for NI closing soon

The public consultation period on the Future Agricultural Policy for Northern Ireland will close in the coming days. Northern Ireland...

Arla increases group revenue to €11.2bn

Arla increases group revenue to €11.2bn

Arla has recorded 5.6% growth in total group revenue to €11.2 billion for 2021, despite the difficult market conditions caused...

Farmers For Action requests meeting on rising energy prices

Farmers For Action requests meeting on rising energy prices

Rural lobby group Farmers For Action is seeking a meeting with the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator to discuss rising energy...

Snow and ice warning issued for three counties and NI

Snow and ice warning issued for three counties and NI

Weather warnings have been issued for snow and ice for three counties in the northwest and for ice in Northern...