William Kellett

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William Kellett holds a degree in Journalism and New Media from the University of Limerick. He hails from Co. Meath and comes from a farming background on both sides of his family. Outside of writing he is a former winner of the Irish National Racing Driver of the Year award.

First Women in Farming Conference to take place in February
First Women in Farming Conference to take place in February

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine, Charlie McConalouge has confirmed that the first National Women in Farming Conference will...

New food regulator must prove it is on the side of suppliers – Nolan
New food regulator must prove it is on the side of suppliers – Nolan

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has said that the new Agri-Food Regulator will have to clearly and quickly prove...

China builds 26-storey pig house to process 1.2 million pigs/year
China builds 26-storey pig house to process 1.2 million pigs/year

A new 26-storey pig house in China has started to take in its first sows after a €570 million investment...

Poultry housing order introduced across NI
Poultry housing order introduced across NI

Mandatory housing measures for all kept birds and poultry are to come into force across Northern Ireland from midday on...

COP15 to see ‘new global targets to restore nature’ – NIEA
COP15 to see ‘new global targets to restore nature’ – NIEA

The chief executive of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has said that COP15 will see new global targets to...

Renewable energy reports – differing views on Ireland’s position
Renewable energy reports – differing views on Ireland’s position

Two reports published in recent days have shown conflicting views on Ireland’s position on renewable energy, e.g., wind or solar...

Derry farmer fined £1,000 for water pollution offences
Derry farmer fined £1,000 for water pollution offences

A Co. Derry farmer has been convicted by Magherafelt Magistrates Court for water pollution offences. Adrian Bates (39) of Ballyronan...

£1.6m in supports announced for NI pig farmers
£1.6m in supports announced for NI pig farmers

A support scheme worth up to £1.6 million for Northern Ireland pig farmers has been announced by the Department of...

Moy Park announces supply deal with Getir
Moy Park announces supply deal with Getir

Moy Park has secured a supply deal with Getir, which will see eight of its Moy Park ready-to-eat chicken products...

Agrisearch to invest £400k in GrassCheck programme
Agrisearch to invest £400k in GrassCheck programme

AgriSearch has annouced that it is investing over £400K,000 into its flagship GrassCheck programme over the next three years. Announcing...

Legislation to cut MLA pay and extend NI Executive formation deadline introduced
Legislation to cut MLA pay and extend NI Executive formation deadline introduced

MLA’s in Northern Ireland face pay cuts as new legislation is set to come into effect to encourage the formation...

Ulster Bank to freeze bank accounts from November 11
Ulster Bank to freeze bank accounts from November 11

Ulster Bank has announced that it will begin to freeze current and deposit accounts from November 11, with the accounts...

National Potato Conference to highlight industry challenges
National Potato Conference to highlight industry challenges

The National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2022 will take place in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath, on...

Taoiseach to lead Irish delegation at COP27
Taoiseach to lead Irish delegation at COP27

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin will attend the World Leaders Summit at the start of COP27 on Monday and Tuesday (November...

Fine Gael has ‘always been the party for rural and farming families across Ireland’ – Coveney
Fine Gael has ‘always been the party for rural and farming families across Ireland’ – Coveney

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Simon Coveney, has said that Fine Gael has “always been the party for rural...

Dribble bars to be included in latest TAMS II funding
Dribble bars to be included in latest TAMS II funding

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed that dribble bars will be included in the latest tranche...

Flood warning issued due to increased heavy rainfall
Flood warning issued due to increased heavy rainfall

Met Éireann has issued a localised flood advisory warning for the entire country due to an increase in rainfall and...

Concerns raised about payment gaps between GLAS and ACRES
Concerns raised about payment gaps between GLAS and ACRES

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) rural development chairperson Michael Biggins has raised concerns about farmer incomes if there is a...