Charles O'Donnell

Charles O

Charles studied History and Politics, and later Journalism, at NUI Galway between 2011 and 2016. He has had stints with the Sunday Business Post and DMG Media Ireland. Charles has a farming background, growing up on a suckler herd farm in east Co. Clare.

Jobs: What opportunities are available in the agri-sector
Jobs: What opportunities are available in the agri-sector

There are several exciting and interesting jobs up for grabs in the agri-sector at present, which will be attractive to...

Permits plan ‘could jeopardise viability of Irish farms’
Permits plan ‘could jeopardise viability of Irish farms’

The European Commission’s plan to widen the scope of farms that would require permits to operate “could jeopardise the viability...

Limousin society appoints interim CEO
Limousin society appoints interim CEO

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society has appointed Dr. Pat Mulvihill as its interim CEO and breed secretary. Dr. Mulvihill has...

Aldi ‘extremely disappointed’ by IFA protest action
Aldi ‘extremely disappointed’ by IFA protest action

Retailer Aldi has said that it is “extremely disappointed” by protest action by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at its...

Weather: Mixed and unsettled weekend in store
Weather: Mixed and unsettled weekend in store

This weekend will see very mixed and unsettled weather, with wet and windy conditions predominating but some dry periods also....

Fertiliser sale ‘loophole’ could make database ‘unworkable’
Fertiliser sale ‘loophole’ could make database ‘unworkable’

There are concerns that the introduction of a National Fertiliser Database may be undermined by a significant loophole involving fertiliser...

IFA protest: Egg producers ‘face closure’ and ‘losses mount’ for pigs
IFA protest: Egg producers ‘face closure’ and ‘losses mount’ for pigs

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that egg producers are “facing closure”, while losses continue to mount for pig...

Pig, poultry and egg farmers protest at Cavan retailers this morning
Pig, poultry and egg farmers protest at Cavan retailers this morning

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) involved in pig, poultry and egg production have taken to the streets of...

Funding boost for Bord Bia and Teagasc in Budget 2023
Funding boost for Bord Bia and Teagasc in Budget 2023

Both Bord Bia and Teagasc will see their funding increase for next year, following the announcement of Budget 2023 yesterday...

Budget 2023: Slurry storage capital allowance won’t apply to sheds
Budget 2023: Slurry storage capital allowance won’t apply to sheds

The capital allowance for slurry storage facilities announced in Budget 2023 yesterday (Tuesday, September 27) will not apply to shed...

Budget 2023 a ‘missed opportunity’ for designated farmers
Budget 2023 a ‘missed opportunity’ for designated farmers

Budget 2023 is a “missed opportunity” for farmers on designated land, according to the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association...

Budget 2023: Department of Agriculture allocated €2.1 billion
Budget 2023: Department of Agriculture allocated €2.1 billion

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been allocated €2.141 billion to spend in Budget 2023. This will...

Budget 2023: Further extension to Stamp Duty reliefs
Budget 2023: Further extension to Stamp Duty reliefs

Reliefs to Stamp Duty that apply to farmers in certain situations – which were due to expire at the end...

Ireland tells EU that farm permit system will be ‘onerous’
Ireland tells EU that farm permit system will be ‘onerous’

The European Commission’s plan to extend a permitting system to a greater number of farms in the EU has been...

Kepak and Musgrave partner to supply new Angus beef range
Kepak and Musgrave partner to supply new Angus beef range

Beef processor Kepak and wholesaler Musgrave MarketPlace have partnered to launch the Butcher Prime Certified Irish Angus Beef Range. As...

Tim Cullinan re-elected vice-president of COPA
Tim Cullinan re-elected vice-president of COPA

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has been re-elected as one of the vice-presidents of COPA, the representative body...

Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity begins ‘intensive meetings’
Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity begins ‘intensive meetings’

The Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss, which was convened earlier this year, officially began an “intensive” period of meetings this...

Weather: Fairly dry for midweek but less settled towards weekend
Weather: Fairly dry for midweek but less settled towards weekend

The weather throughout this week as a whole will see largely dry conditions for the middle of the week, but...