Summer

Westmeath farm hosts ‘open air life’ summer event series

Westmeath farm hosts ‘open air life’ summer event series

An Ghrian Glas Farm, which is located in Ballymore, Co. Westmeath, is hosting an ‘open air life’ summer event series,...

June 7, 2021

‘If stuck behind a tractor, don’t be tempted into any rash overtaking’

‘If stuck behind a tractor, don’t be tempted into any rash overtaking’

Motorists and tractor / agricultural machinery operators alike need to be extra vigilant when using rural roads at this busy...

August 6, 2020

Ireland now ‘one step closer to scrapping the clock changes’

Ireland now ‘one step closer to scrapping the clock changes’

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee has today (Tuesday, March 5) said that seasonal clock changes should be abolished...

March 5, 2019

Temperatures above average, but less sunshine overall this summer – Met Eireann

Temperatures above average, but less sunshine overall this summer – Met Eireann

This summer saw above average temperatures across the country, while sunshine levels were well below their Long-Term Average (LTA) in...

September 4, 2016

Weather to become unsettled and changeable, after highs of 25 degrees early in the week

Weather to become unsettled and changeable, after highs of 25 degrees early in the week

It will be warm and humid early in the week, with temperatures reaching close to 25 degrees, but there is...

August 15, 2016

Warm and dry this weekend with highs of 22 degrees in parts – Met Eireann

Warm and dry this weekend with highs of 22 degrees in parts – Met Eireann

There is dry and warm weather forecast this weekend, with Met Eireann forecasting temperatures to reach the mid-20s. Today, Friday,...

August 12, 2016

A return to high temperatures this weekend – Met Eireann

A return to high temperatures this weekend – Met Eireann

This weekend will be mostly dry with temperatures expected to reach the mid-20s, with Met Eireann forecasting warm and humid conditions...

August 5, 2016

Temperatures set to hit the mid-20s this weekend – Met Eireann

Temperatures set to hit the mid-20s this weekend – Met Eireann

Temperatures are set to hit the mid-20s this weekend, with Met Eireann forecasting warm and humid conditions on Saturday. Tomorrow,...

August 3, 2016

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

Video: Harvest 2016 gets underway with initial reports of yields down 20%

With the good weather over the last couple of days harvest 2016 has kicked-off in Ireland, with combines and tractors...

July 20, 2016

Under 16s in the North need a certificate to drive a tractor (courses now open)

Under 16s in the North need a certificate to drive a tractor (courses now open)

Tractor driving courses for 13-15-year-olds are up and running in Northern Ireland for the summer and are being run by...

June 30, 2016

Mercury to hit 23 degrees this weekend, warm weather in store – Met Eireann

Mercury to hit 23 degrees this weekend, warm weather in store – Met Eireann

This weekend will be a humid one and there will be a lot of dry, warm weather with some hazy...

June 3, 2016

5 reasons people love to hate going to the bog

5 reasons people love to hate going to the bog

There’s plenty of fine weather in store for the next few days and into the weekend, so tractors and trailers...

May 31, 2016

Warm sunshine this week, most parts holding completely dry – Met Eireann

Warm sunshine this week, most parts holding completely dry – Met Eireann

There’s a fine week in store, with warm sunshine and dry weather forecast. There will be a slight break in...

May 30, 2016

85% of farmers say contractors don’t pay workers enough

85% of farmers say contractors don’t pay workers enough

Some 85% of respondents to a poll on Agriland believe that contractors do not pay their workers enough money. The...

May 26, 2016

Dairygold farm safety walks kick-off today as risk of accidents heightens

Dairygold farm safety walks kick-off today as risk of accidents heightens

With silage season now upon us, and the fatality rate in agriculture remaining far higher than any other economic sector,...

May 25, 2016

Video: Silage 2016 in full swing on Irish farms

Video: Silage 2016 in full swing on Irish farms

Farmers and contractors have been out mowing and baling silage over the past number of weeks with many farmers tweeting...

May 24, 2016

Emigration, J1s and lack of interest see contractors struggle to find staff

Emigration, J1s and lack of interest see contractors struggle to find staff

The lack of workers in contracting is a major problem again this year, Richie White, Chairman of the Association of Farm...

May 17, 2016

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Video: Great footage of silage 2016 from mowing to packing the pit

Silage season began in earnest over the weekend, with farmers taking advantage of the fine weather to bring tractors, mowers...

May 16, 2016