Charles O'Donnell

Charles O
Charles O'Donnell

News Journalist

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.

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Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

Nitrates Derogation: Deadline for applications tomorrow

The deadline to apply for the 2021 Nitrates Derogation is tomorrow (Wednesday, April 14). This follows an extension of two...

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

GHG emissions decrease in 2020 – though dairy sees increase

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the Irish power generation and industrial sectors decreased in 2020, though an increase in emissions...

BEEP-S: Department issues reminder on closing date

BEEP-S: Department issues reminder on closing date

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a statement reminding farmers of the closing date for the...

Deadline today for CAP environmental consultation

Deadline today for CAP environmental consultation

The deadline for submissions under the environmental ‘scoping report’ consultation for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Strategic Plan is today...

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

Agri-Food Strategy: Plans for all farms to be in QA schemes

There are plans to have all farms and seafood operators in quality assurance (QA) schemes under the 2030 Agri-Food Strategy,...

Turf cutting ‘must be considered a protected cultural practice’

Turf cutting ‘must be considered a protected cultural practice’

The government is being urged to provide protection for turf cutting as a ‘cultural practice’ under EU or international regulation....

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

Calls for voluntary removal of inconclusives with compensation

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to allow farmers to voluntarily remove inconclusives with...

Weather to turn more settled this week after showery start

Weather to turn more settled this week after showery start

After a showery start to the week, the weather is set to turn more settled as the week goes on,...

Ornua board appoints 2 non-executive directors

Ornua board appoints 2 non-executive directors

Ornua has announced the appointment of Anne McFarland and Anne O’Leary as independent non-executive directors. Both appointees are chartered accountants...

New positions available in the agri-sector job market

New positions available in the agri-sector job market

A number of positions in the agri-sector job market are available at the moment, covering a wide-range of businesses and...

Kerry deal ‘must be approved by suppliers in advance’

Kerry deal ‘must be approved by suppliers in advance’

There are calls for any potential deal involving the milk processing division of Kerry Group to be subject to the...

Moneypoint site to be turned into ‘green energy hub’

Moneypoint site to be turned into ‘green energy hub’

The Moneypoint site in Co. Clare is to be turned into a “green energy hub”, the ESB has announced today...

Colistin discontinued for animal health use

Colistin discontinued for animal health use

The antibiotic colistin will be discontinued for animal health use, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has...

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

New Agri-Food Strategy: Increased focus on non-farm income

The new Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 – the successor to Food Wise 2025 – will see an increased focus on...

Taoiseach told to look at ‘big picture’ on dairy sector

Taoiseach told to look at ‘big picture’ on dairy sector

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been urged to look at the “bigger and more important picture” around government commitment to the...

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

The Macra na Feirme presidential election count took place yesterday (Wednesday, April 7) in Dublin, and saw John Keane emerge...

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

Department announces ‘new approach’ to inconclusives

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that it will move forward with recommendations on inconclusive TB...

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Elaine Houlihan has been elected the next Macra na Feirme Munster vice-president, beating stiff competition from Áine McCarthy. The total...