Kathleen O'Sullivan

Kathleen O
Kathleen O'Sullivan

News Journalist

Kathleen has recently graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism with Law, ending her studies with a nomination for Journalist of the Year in the National Student Media Awards 2020. She has done stints with the Independent and the Kerryman newspaper. Kathleen comes from a farming background, growing up on a beef farm in Co. Kerry.

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Fine Gael to hold public meeting on future of farming

Fine Gael to hold public meeting on future of farming

Fine Gael will be holding a public meeting on the future of farming on Monday (May 17). Kicking off at...

Gardaí in Meath investigating theft of 200 plants from field

Gardaí in Meath investigating theft of 200 plants from field

Gardaí are investigating the theft of approximately 200 laurel plants that were stolen from a field in Gillstown, Athboy, Co....

Thunderstorm warnings issued for number of counties

Thunderstorm warnings issued for number of counties

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for counties Cavan, Donegal, Monaghan and Leitrim for today (Friday, May...

€10.5m allocated for upgrade works on rural roads

€10.5m allocated for upgrade works on rural roads

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has today (Friday, May 14) announced the allocation of €10.5 million for...

NPA cancels Ploughing 2021 exhibition due to Covid-19 uncertainty

NPA cancels Ploughing 2021 exhibition due to Covid-19 uncertainty

The National Ploughing Association (NPA) executive has announced the “difficult decision” it has made to cancel the 2021 trade exhibition....

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal house fire in rural Roscommon

Gardaí appeal for witnesses following fatal house fire in rural Roscommon

Gardaí in Clonark are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death of two people following a fatal house fire...

Lockdown effect: More meal planning and better baking skills

Lockdown effect: More meal planning and better baking skills

The early 2020 lockdown boosted confidence in cooking and preparing healthier meals, and could offer teachable moments to promote healthier...

‘Huge additions’ of solar and wind developments seen in 2020 will become the ‘new normal’

‘Huge additions’ of solar and wind developments seen in 2020 will become the ‘new normal’

Renewable sources of electricity, such as wind and solar, grew at their fastest rate in two decades in 2020 –...

Climate bill progresses to committee stage

Climate bill progresses to committee stage

Yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 12) the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 was voted to committee stage....

‘Broken promises and empty statements’: Motion on rural investment voted against

‘Broken promises and empty statements’: Motion on rural investment voted against

A motion brought forward by the Rural Independent Group for “supporting rural Ireland” was voted against last night (Wednesday, May...

Government ‘warned’ against implementing OECD recommendation on removing VAT exemptions

Government ‘warned’ against implementing OECD recommendation on removing VAT exemptions

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has warned that any attempts by government to introduce measures such as water charges,...

Agriculture cause of over one-third of bathing water pollution incidents

Agriculture cause of over one-third of bathing water pollution incidents

Diffuse pollution from agriculture was the cause of 37% of bathing water pollution incidents last year. The Environmental Protection Agency...

‘Bold and ambitious’ proposals  sought in latest call under Rural Regeneration Fund

‘Bold and ambitious’ proposals sought in latest call under Rural Regeneration Fund

Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys has today (Wednesday, May 12) announced the third call for Category 2...

Met Éireann issues thunderstorm warning for today

Met Éireann issues thunderstorm warning for today

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow thunderstorm warning for Leinster, Munster and counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. The warning...

‘Major’ developments on the way in the coming months for farm-based microgeneration

‘Major’ developments on the way in the coming months for farm-based microgeneration

The next couple of months will see major developments on the way for microgeneration in Ireland and for farmers who...

Organic sector ‘failed’ and undersubscribed scheme ‘must serve as wake-up call’

Organic sector ‘failed’ and undersubscribed scheme ‘must serve as wake-up call’

The fact that the Organic Farming Scheme has been “substantially undersubscribed” in the latest call for applications “must serve as...

US firm Bain Capital acquires Valeo Foods

US firm Bain Capital acquires Valeo Foods

Global private investment firm Bain Capital has announced its acquisition of Valeo Foods Group from CapVest. Established in 2010 and...

Ireland needs to ‘maintain commitment’ to a just transition – OECD

Ireland needs to ‘maintain commitment’ to a just transition – OECD

Ireland needs to “maintain commitment” to a just transition as it takes steps towards carbon neutrality, the OECD has emphasised....