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.

Devenish completes sale of North American division
Devenish completes sale of North American division

Devenish Nutrition Group has confirmed that it has completed the sale of its North America division, Devenish LLC, to a...

Missile strike sinks ship carrying 21,000t of fertiliser in Red Sea
Missile strike sinks ship carrying 21,000t of fertiliser in Red Sea

A ship carrying 21,000t of fertiliser sank in the Red Sea in the Middle East on Saturday (March 2) after...

Weather to stay changeable though with slightly less rain
Weather to stay changeable though with slightly less rain

The weather this week will remain changeable, but in general rainfall totals will be lower than in recent weeks, according...

Grass fed beef PGI must deliver ‘champagne prices’ – ICSA
Grass fed beef PGI must deliver ‘champagne prices’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that the “true test” of the Irish Grass Fed Beef...

Scheme payments: €2 million in BISS pay outs in last week
Scheme payments: €2 million in BISS pay outs in last week

Just over €2 million in payments were made in the last week under the 2023 Basic Income Support for Sustainability...

ICBF stakeholder meeting postponed amid ‘sensitive’ discussions
ICBF stakeholder meeting postponed amid ‘sensitive’ discussions

A meeting of stakeholders concerned with the changes to the beef breeding indices that was meant to go ahead today...

Ash dieback: Further calls for scheme to remove dangerous trees
Ash dieback: Further calls for scheme to remove dangerous trees

There are further calls for a scheme to allow landowners remove dangerous trees, particularly those affected by ash dieback. Longford-Westmeath...

Response to protests ‘must be market reform’ – EU dairy farmers
Response to protests ‘must be market reform’ – EU dairy farmers

A group representing EU dairy farmers has said that the recent wave of farmer protests around Europe must be responded...

ACRES: Minister announces issuing of interim payments
ACRES: Minister announces issuing of interim payments

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the issuing of an interim payment to participants in...

Heydon announces €2 million for agroecology research
Heydon announces €2 million for agroecology research

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Martin Heydon has announced funding of €2 million...

NRL shows ‘widening credibility gap between EU and real world’
NRL shows ‘widening credibility gap between EU and real world’

The vote in the European Parliament yesterday (Tuesday, February 27) on the Nature Restoration law (NRL) shows a “widening credibility...

All but 2 Irish MEPs vote in favour of Nature Restoration Law
All but 2 Irish MEPs vote in favour of Nature Restoration Law

All but two of Ireland’s 13 MEPs backed the Nature Restoration Law in a key vote in the European Parliament...

Nature Restoration Law passed by European Parliament
Nature Restoration Law passed by European Parliament

The Nature Restoration Law has been passed by a vote of the plenary session of the European Parliament today (Tuesday,...

Nature restoration: Degraded ecosystem fears ‘entirely speculative’
Nature restoration: Degraded ecosystem fears ‘entirely speculative’

Irish MEP Mick Wallace has said that concerns raised over Ireland’s agricultural peat soils being classed as ‘degraded ecosystems’ under...

Largest EU Parliament group to reject Nature Restoration Law
Largest EU Parliament group to reject Nature Restoration Law

The largest group in the European Parliament is set to vote against the Nature Restoration Law when it comes before...

Commission proposal on cutting red tape ‘meaningless’ – ICMSA
Commission proposal on cutting red tape ‘meaningless’ – ICMSA

The proposal from the European Commission last week to reduce the administrative burden of farmers has been described as “meaningless...

Fears Nature Restoration Law may displace Irish beef from markets
Fears Nature Restoration Law may displace Irish beef from markets

Concerns have been raised that the Nature Restoration Law (NRL), which will face a crunch vote in the European Parliament...

Delay in issuing of blue cards ‘clogging up’ busiest months
Delay in issuing of blue cards ‘clogging up’ busiest months

The delay in the issuing of calf ‘blue cards’ as a result of slow turnaround times on genotyping is “clogging-up”...