Margaret Donnelly

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Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly - Author - Agriland.ie

Her first agricultural journalism role was working in the Farming Independent as a journalist, before she became Editor of Irish Farmers Monthly and Veterinary Journal Ireland. From a beef and tillage farm on the Offaly/Tipperary border, she has a Degree in Journalism from DIT and a Masters in Marketing from Smurfit Business School.

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Wine floods the streets of French town as ‘war’ breaks out between France and Spain

Wine floods the streets of French town as ‘war’ breaks out between France and Spain

French and Spanish wine producers are at war over what the French say are ‘cheap’ imports of Spanish wine which...

Dairy farmers drive sales of new tractors, despite allure of weak Sterling

Dairy farmers drive sales of new tractors, despite allure of weak Sterling

New tractor sales in Ireland are up 4%, despite the allure of a weak Sterling, according to the Chief Executive...

Opinion: Farm deaths will continue to happen as long as we think they won’t happen to us

Opinion: Farm deaths will continue to happen as long as we think they won’t happen to us

This week the farming community has been rocked by three farm deaths within days of each other. Two men died...

European Medicines Agency recommends suspending the use of Velactis

European Medicines Agency recommends suspending the use of Velactis

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended suspending the veterinary medicine Velactis used in dairy cows at the time of...

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Monday is D-Day for dairy farmers as EU reveals new support measures

Dairy farmers across Europe will find out on Monday the details of further EU supports in light of the ongoing...

The days of farmers’ children getting the college grant could be over

The days of farmers’ children getting the college grant could be over

Farmers’ children’s access to a college grant could be in jeopardy, if with proposals under the new Cassells Report on the...

Opinion: A drive for cheap food in post-Brexit UK would hit Irish farmers

Opinion: A drive for cheap food in post-Brexit UK would hit Irish farmers

With Brexit now a reality, one of the key uncertainties is where UK retailers will source their food and a...

‘Are those who voted for Brexit prepared to pick Brussels sprouts?’

‘Are those who voted for Brexit prepared to pick Brussels sprouts?’

The impact of Brexit on the UK’s agri-food industry on a post-Brexit situation where, he says, no plan exists is...

Brexit fallout: ‘Exchange rate fluctuations the biggest issue to agri-food sector in light of Brexit’

Brexit fallout: ‘Exchange rate fluctuations the biggest issue to agri-food sector in light of Brexit’

A new report has found that the biggest threat to the Irish agri-food sector, in light of Brexit, is fluctuations...

Opinion: Mandatory jail time needed to ensure agri-food sector is not undermined

Opinion: Mandatory jail time needed to ensure agri-food sector is not undermined

The Irish agri-food industry is too valuable to allow a small number of rogues to undermine it. And, such a...

‘Dairy sentiment is picking up – but needs to continue for markets to improve’

‘Dairy sentiment is picking up – but needs to continue for markets to improve’

Sentiments in the global dairy world have improved, but need to continue to do so for it to translate into...

Brexit: ‘Westminster won’t look after Northern Irish farmers like Brussels does’

Brexit: ‘Westminster won’t look after Northern Irish farmers like Brussels does’

Northern Irish dairy farmers have more to lose by voting for the UK to leave the EU in this week’s...

Opinion: Brexit decision can be influenced by Ireland

Opinion: Brexit decision can be influenced by Ireland

Later this month, on June 23, the British public goes to the polls to vote on Brexit or whether to...

Expanded Fonterra cheese plant can produce cheese for 3 billion burgers annually

Expanded Fonterra cheese plant can produce cheese for 3 billion burgers annually

Fonterra has officially opened its new cheese expansion at Eltham, Australia, with the plant now able to produce enough cheese...

Europe fails to agree on glyphosate extension

Europe fails to agree on glyphosate extension

European Member States have failed to agree on legislation that would allow an extension of the glyphosate license. Today’s Standing...

Watch: Glanbia details its new advance payment scheme for farmers

Watch: Glanbia details its new advance payment scheme for farmers

Glanbia Co-op launched a new €55m ‘Glanbia Advance Payment’ (GAP) Scheme this week to provide interest free cashflow support to...

‘Some of the most productive soil in the UK could be unprofitable soon’

‘Some of the most productive soil in the UK could be unprofitable soon’

Some of the most productive agricultural land in the UK is at risk of becoming unprofitable within a generation, according...

New food craze ‘pizza bomb’ helps drive Asian demand for dairy products

New food craze ‘pizza bomb’ helps drive Asian demand for dairy products

Novelty food trends, such as the ‘pizza bomb’ and Mickey Mouse shaped pizza are driving strong demand for cheese in...