Megan O'Brien

Megan O
Megan O'Brien

News Journalist

Megan studied at the Technological University of Dublin where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She previously won the Science Foundation Ireland prize for work around agtech and food tech at the Student Media Awards. Megan comes from a rural background in Kildare and has a keen interest in agri-business and agtech, as well as sustainable agriculture.

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Food Vision 2030: Formal implementation plan launched

Food Vision 2030: Formal implementation plan launched

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Friday, May 20) published the formal implementation plan...

Teagasc scientist to receive prestigious dairy research award

Teagasc scientist to receive prestigious dairy research award

Diarmuid J.J. Sheehan of the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the winner of the International Dairy Foods...

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees were donated to and planted in 44 different primary schools across Co. Monaghan this month by...

‘Get stuck in’ with new farm safety sticker competition

‘Get stuck in’ with new farm safety sticker competition

A new farm safety campaign is looking for people to try their hand at design, by creating an illustration for...

Drivers urged to take care with high volume of agri vehicles on roads

Drivers urged to take care with high volume of agri vehicles on roads

Gardaí in Co. Donegal have appealed to farmers and road users to take care, with an increase in the volume...

‘Huge opportunities’ for meat producers in plant based sector – report

‘Huge opportunities’ for meat producers in plant based sector – report

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International has encouraged meat producers to invest in the plant based protein sector, at the international...

6.7% food and drinks price rise ‘very sobering’ – FDF

6.7% food and drinks price rise ‘very sobering’ – FDF

The 6.7% rise in the price of food and non-alcoholic drink in the UK has been described as “very sobering”...

ICSA calls for catch crops scheme for tillage farmers

ICSA calls for catch crops scheme for tillage farmers

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called for a scheme that will incentivise tillage farmers to grow...

A circular economy is the biodiversity solution ‘right in front of us’ – report

A circular economy is the biodiversity solution ‘right in front of us’ – report

The adoption of a circular economy model could recover the world’s biodiversity levels to those in 2000 by 2035, according...

New campaign uses drama to put farm safety centre stage

New campaign uses drama to put farm safety centre stage

A new European Innovation Partnership (EIP) project is using drama to spark a culture change around farmer health and well-being...

1,000 delegates to attend World Potato Congress in Ireland

1,000 delegates to attend World Potato Congress in Ireland

Over 1,000 delegates and 60 guest speakers are set to attend the World Potato Congress (WPC) at the end of...

VAT exemption unlikely on low emission slurry spreaders

VAT exemption unlikely on low emission slurry spreaders

Farmers will be disappointed to hear that a VAT exemption on low emission slurry spreading (LESS) equipment will not be...

Herdwatch launches fundraiser for Chernobyl Children Project

Herdwatch launches fundraiser for Chernobyl Children Project

Irish farm software company Herdwatch has launched a campaign to raise money for the Chernobyl Children’s Project, by climbing the...

Food security challenges may arise from climate policies – report

Food security challenges may arise from climate policies – report

A new report from Kite Consulting has suggested that the world is sleepwalking into a global food security challenge by...

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Study shows latest CAP helped to improve animal welfare

Rural development measures in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) 2014-2020 appear to have helped improve animal welfare, according to a...

Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

Humphreys to increase fine for dog attacks on livestock

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphreys is looking to increase the fine for livestock worrying following a...

New Zealand and Ireland launch research partnership

New Zealand and Ireland launch research partnership

A new joint research mechanism (JRM) between Ireland and New Zealand that will focus on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions...

ICSA says trainee farmers need ‘fair play’ on placement

ICSA says trainee farmers need ‘fair play’ on placement

The president of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA), has called for “fair play” for trainee farmers while...