Aisling Kiernan

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Aisling Kiernan

Aisling is from a farming background in Co. Longford. She holds a National Dip in Journalism & Media Communications from Griffith College Dublin and is currently working towards a BA (Hons) in Law at AIT. Aisling worked with the Longford News from 2006-2007 and then as a journalist with the Longford Leader from 2007-2018. She was nominated for a Local Ireland Media Award in 2017. Aisling has written on all aspects of farming and rural life in Co. Longford and across the midlands region.

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How a ‘split second’ can change farm and family life forever…

How a ‘split second’ can change farm and family life forever…

When Diane Banville’s husband Kevin (33) died in a farm accident on St. Patrick’s Day 2014 her whole life changed...

What is available to the sheep and suckler sectors to help them survive?

What is available to the sheep and suckler sectors to help them survive?

The European Commission will allow for a higher rate of advance payments under the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and...

Telling daddy all about the first day at school – at his graveside

Telling daddy all about the first day at school – at his graveside

When a mother’s five-year-old son tells her he wants to tell his daddy all about his first day at school...

Recognising the importance of hedgerows and woodland habitats…

Recognising the importance of hedgerows and woodland habitats…

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine “recognises” the importance of hedgerows and woodland habitats and their roles in...

‘I miss Kevin; I miss our chats and I miss him being there’

‘I miss Kevin; I miss our chats and I miss him being there’

Diane Banville, who is originally from Co. Clare but now living in New Ross, Co. Wexford, is acutely aware now...

‘Donegal is the national stronghold for corncrake’

‘Donegal is the national stronghold for corncrake’

Although the global population is considered stable, in Ireland the corncrake is a species of high conservation concern due to...

The day the music died on a Co. Wexford farm…

The day the music died on a Co. Wexford farm…

Diane Banville lost her husband Kevin (33) in a farm accident outside New Ross, Co. Wexford, in 2014. The couple...

‘Government must be honest and transparent regarding its Brexit preparation’

‘Government must be honest and transparent regarding its Brexit preparation’

The Government must be honest and transparent regarding its preparations for the worst-case scenario, namely, a potential no-deal Brexit. There...

Government endeavouring to ‘open up’ new markets to Irish sheepmeat

Government endeavouring to ‘open up’ new markets to Irish sheepmeat

During his recent “successful trade mission to Japan”, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, said he...

‘A no-deal Brexit will be highly disruptive for society’ – Minister Ross

‘A no-deal Brexit will be highly disruptive for society’ – Minister Ross

The Government has extensive preparations in place for a possible no-deal Brexit on October 31. In its action plan published...

‘Ireland is living beyond its carbon and environmental means’ – EPA

‘Ireland is living beyond its carbon and environmental means’ – EPA

Ireland is living beyond its carbon and environmental means. These were the stark words issued by the director general of...

CIF conference hears ‘solutions’ available to end housing crisis

CIF conference hears ‘solutions’ available to end housing crisis

The housing crisis and infrastructure gaps were the focus at the Construction Industry Federation’s (CIF) annual conference, which was held...

Contingency plan to respond ‘rapidly and effectively’ to ASF

Contingency plan to respond ‘rapidly and effectively’ to ASF

While the threat posed by African swine fever (ASF) cannot be underestimated, ASF is not dangerous for humans, and meat...

‘The next CAP will prioritise climate action’ – Minister Creed

‘The next CAP will prioritise climate action’ – Minister Creed

The next Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) will be fully aligned with the need to prioritise climate action. There will be...

Managing land in a way that reduces soil carbon loss

Managing land in a way that reduces soil carbon loss

From a policy perspective, conversion of permanent grassland into tillage land is restricted to a maximum of 5% under current...

Protecting and conserving habitats and species in Ireland

Protecting and conserving habitats and species in Ireland

Ireland’s third assessment on the status of listed habitats and species was submitted by the Department of Culture, Heritage and...

Minister confirms discovery of RDH2 in 6 counties

Minister confirms discovery of RDH2 in 6 counties

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) was first reported in domestic (farmed) rabbits in China in 1984. By 1986, the disease had...

Brexit: ‘Additional staff needed to carry out increased volumes of import controls’

Brexit: ‘Additional staff needed to carry out increased volumes of import controls’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine continues to participate actively in the whole-of-Government approach to preparedness and contingency...