Louise Hickey

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Louise Hickey has a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Dublin City University (DCU). She comes from a rural area in Co. Meath, where she has goats and a “great” greenhouse. She has garnered experience working with outlets such as RTÉ and has covered election counts.

EMB calls for EU Parliament to create new trade policy
EMB calls for EU Parliament to create new trade policy

The European Milk Board (EMB) has called for the next EU Parliament and new European Commission to create a “new...

Nitrous oxide used in food industry seized by Revenue
Nitrous oxide used in food industry seized by Revenue

Revenue officers seized 10,800 nitrous oxide canisters with an estimated value of €388,800 at a warehouse in Co. Dublin. The...

ISPCA appeals for ‘urgent’ foster homes after several rescues
ISPCA appeals for ‘urgent’ foster homes after several rescues

The Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) has appealed for “urgent” foster homes for 24 rescued ponies,...

EESC highlights support for nature restoration to Belgian minister
EESC highlights support for nature restoration to Belgian minister

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has written to the Belgian environment minister to reiterate its endorsement of the...

Increase in pigmeat output per sow recorded in 2023
Increase in pigmeat output per sow recorded in 2023

The quantity of pigmeat produced per sow per year has increased by 7% since 2018 due to a combination of...

Mercosur movements on hold to ensure sustainability limits
Mercosur movements on hold to ensure sustainability limits

The position for Mercosur within the EU remains unchanged, as negotiations continue to ensure further sustainability limits as part of...

Watch: President Higgins says Ireland should produce different dairy products
Watch: President Higgins says Ireland should produce different dairy products

President Michael D. Higgins has said he would like to see Ireland producing different dairy products to support food security....

President Higgins awarded FAO Agricola medal
President Higgins awarded FAO Agricola medal

President Michael D. Higgins has been awarded with the ‘Agricola Medal’ of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...

Domestic milk intake down 81m litres in April – CSO
Domestic milk intake down 81m litres in April – CSO

Domestic milk intake by milk processors and co-ops was estimated at 947 million litres in April 2024, a decrease of...

FAO Food Price Index: Cereal and dairy prices rise in May
FAO Food Price Index: Cereal and dairy prices rise in May

The benchmark for world food commodity prices increased for the third consecutive month in May, with higher prices recorded for...

Spring 2024 recorded as one of the warmest and wettest – Met Éireann
Spring 2024 recorded as one of the warmest and wettest – Met Éireann

Spring 2024 was one of the warmest and wettest on record, according to new data from Met Éireann. The average...

Domestic wastewater grants worth over €200,000 paid this year
Domestic wastewater grants worth over €200,000 paid this year

Grants worth a total value of €266,536 for 36 separate domestic wastewater treatment systems have been paid out by the...

Convention for Irish whiskey industry to set guide for expansion
Convention for Irish whiskey industry to set guide for expansion

Senior delegates from Drinks Ireland and the Irish Whiskey Association will set guidelines for growing the whiskey industry at the...

President Higgins to receive Agricola Medal this week
President Higgins to receive Agricola Medal this week

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins is set to receive the Agricola Medal of the United Nations Food and Agriculture...

Survey: Funeral costs cause ‘financial burden’ for many aged 50+
Survey: Funeral costs cause ‘financial burden’ for many aged 50+

Nine in 10 Irish people (94%) over the age of 50 worry that their funeral costs will be a “financial...

Watch: Unfair prices and wet weather impacts highlighted by Belgian farmer
Watch: Unfair prices and wet weather impacts highlighted by Belgian farmer

Belgium based dairy farmer, Stéphane Godfriaux highlighted the long-term effects of wet weather this year and unfair prices that he...

Biomethane gas will have to be underwritten at point of sale – ICMSA
Biomethane gas will have to be underwritten at point of sale – ICMSA

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president, Denis Drennan said that under the National Biomethane Strategy published earlier this week,...

ICOS calls for ‘decisive action’ on new biomethane strategy
ICOS calls for ‘decisive action’ on new biomethane strategy

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) president, Edward Carr said he “welcomes” the publication of the National Biomethane Strategy, but...