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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Agri-food exporters urged to continue preparations for UK import controls

Agri-food exporters urged to continue preparations for UK import controls

Food business operators and agri-food exporters are being urged to continue their preparations to meet new UK import control requirements,...

Rights of way bill ‘must pass without delay’

Rights of way bill ‘must pass without delay’

Sinn Féin spokesperson on law reform Pa Daly has outlined the party’s support for speedy passage of the bill concerning...

Delay in publishing horticultural peat report ‘totally unacceptable’

Delay in publishing horticultural peat report ‘totally unacceptable’

It is “totally unacceptable” by Minister Malcolm Noonan “to withhold the publication” of the final report of the working group...

BovINE online meeting ‘to discuss sustainable future’ of beef sector

BovINE online meeting ‘to discuss sustainable future’ of beef sector

All actors and stakeholders in cattle farming and beef production are invited to attend a BovINE online meeting “to share...

Agriculture committee to resume discussions on NAP

Agriculture committee to resume discussions on NAP

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will resume its discussions on Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme (NAP)...

Retailers called on to ‘ensure they are selling QA Irish pigmeat’

Retailers called on to ‘ensure they are selling QA Irish pigmeat’

President of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Tim Cullinan is calling on all retailers to ensure they are selling Bord...

Wind warning issued for northern counties

Wind warning issued for northern counties

The UK Met Office has issued a Status Yellow wind warning for northern counties. From 12:00p.m on Friday (November 26)...

Peat bill: Government ‘must work together’ to put an end to  importation ‘travesty’

Peat bill: Government ‘must work together’ to put an end to importation ‘travesty’

President of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Tim Cullinan has welcomed the bill to recommence the harvesting of horticultural peat,...

‘Urgency of strengthening’ agri-food system ‘cannot be stressed enough’

‘Urgency of strengthening’ agri-food system ‘cannot be stressed enough’

The “urgency of strengthening” agri-food system capacities around the world to endure shocks “cannot be stressed enough”. Countries need to...

€7.4m for project to improve the conservation condition of Ireland’s machair habitats

€7.4m for project to improve the conservation condition of Ireland’s machair habitats

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan has announced the approval by the European Commission of...

‘Time has come’ to realise the ‘potential’ of Irish wool industry

‘Time has come’ to realise the ‘potential’ of Irish wool industry

The “time has come” to realise the “potential” of the Irish wool industry. The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association...

Extension to the term of appointment of members to AFBI board announced

Extension to the term of appointment of members to AFBI board announced

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has announced an extension to the term of appointment for...

Met Éireann issues fog warning for Munster

Met Éireann issues fog warning for Munster

Met Éireann has this afternoon issued a Status Yellow fog warning for Munster. The warning is in place from midnight...

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Farmer safety at marts remains a priority

Despite many Covid-19 restrictions having now eased, key safety messages remain for farmers at livestock marts. Since the onset of...

Ministers meet with landowners affected by landslide in Leitrim

Ministers meet with landowners affected by landslide in Leitrim

Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan have met with landowners...

Illegal dumping ‘a scourge on our landscape’

Illegal dumping ‘a scourge on our landscape’

Litter and illegal dumping are “a scourge on our landscape”, Galway East TD Seán Canney said as he urged the...

More conversations ‘essential’ to challenge ‘stigma around mental health’

More conversations ‘essential’ to challenge ‘stigma around mental health’

Social Democrats TD and party spokesperson on agriculture Holly Cairns has said that it is “essential” that there are “more...

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Experts appointed to conduct review into potential markets for wool products

Minister Pippa Hackett has announced the appointment of The Agile Executive to conduct a review of the potential demand in...