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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Animal transport law ‘must prioritise enforcement’ in future

Animal transport law ‘must prioritise enforcement’ in future

The outcome of a series of votes on animal transport in the European Parliament today has been warmly welcomed by...

European Parliament vote a ‘decisive victory for common sense’

European Parliament vote a ‘decisive victory for common sense’

Following the result of votes today (Thursday, January 20) in the European Parliament on proposed animal transport regulations, one of...

Animal transport vote: MEPs reject strictest proposals

Animal transport vote: MEPs reject strictest proposals

MEPs have voted to reject the strictest regulations contained in a set of proposals to tighten rules in animal transport....

Animal transport vote: Some amendments to make proposals stricter

Animal transport vote: Some amendments to make proposals stricter

The European Parliament will hold a series of votes this morning (Thursday, January 20) on proposed changes to rules around...

Glanbia Co-op completes funding arrangement for GI acquisition

Glanbia Co-op completes funding arrangement for GI acquisition

Glanbia Co-op has announced that it has completed the funding arrangements to buy out Glanbia plc’s shareholding in Glanbia Ireland...

Animal transport rules ‘would discriminate against Ireland’

Animal transport rules ‘would discriminate against Ireland’

Some of the proposed changes to animal transport rules that are facing a crunch vote in the European Parliament today...

Banagher Chilling: Inspector report ‘due in 2 weeks’

Banagher Chilling: Inspector report ‘due in 2 weeks’

The report by an inspector who is assessing the appeal relating to the proposed Banagher Chilling project is expected to...

Carbery Group announces milk price boost and supply bonus

Carbery Group announces milk price boost and supply bonus

Carbery Group has announced that it has increased its milk price for December, becoming the latest processor to do so....

FCI publishes 2022 charge guide as contractor costs rise

FCI publishes 2022 charge guide as contractor costs rise

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has published its Contracting Charges Guide for 2022. The association...

Teagasc virtual sheep conference to take place next week

Teagasc virtual sheep conference to take place next week

The Teagasc Sheep Conference will take place virtually this year on two evenings next week – Tuesday, January 25 and...

Dairygold ups milk price for December supplies

Dairygold ups milk price for December supplies

Dairygold has moved to increase its milk price for supplies in the month of December, following the trend already underway...

‘The pig sector has never faced such a crisis as now’

‘The pig sector has never faced such a crisis as now’

The pig sector “has never faced such a crisis as we are in now”, members of the Irish Farmers’ Association...

Former Teagasc director Gerry Boyle joins board of Arrabawn

Former Teagasc director Gerry Boyle joins board of Arrabawn

Former director of Teagasc Prof. Gerry Boyle has been appointed to the board of dairy business Arrabawn. Boyle has been...

IFA to hold webinar on cost of farm inputs

IFA to hold webinar on cost of farm inputs

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will host a webinar this week to look at the “key issue” for farmers in...

Farmers should look at Brexit loans to offset cost increases – ICMSA

Farmers should look at Brexit loans to offset cost increases – ICMSA

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) is encouraging farmers to avail of the Brexit Impact Loan Scheme as a...

Gardaí seek info after kitchen dumped at rural spot

Gardaí seek info after kitchen dumped at rural spot

Information is being sought by Gardaí and litter authorities at Meath County Council after a dismantled kitchen was dumped at...

IFA to hold rally in Dublin over ‘dire circumstances’ in pig sector

IFA to hold rally in Dublin over ‘dire circumstances’ in pig sector

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will hold a rally in Dublin today (Monday, January 17) to highlight the “dire circumstances”...

TD urges minister to welcome all new sheep scheme applicants

TD urges minister to welcome all new sheep scheme applicants

A TD is urging Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to welcome new applicants to the Sheep...