Eddie Downey

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The Chinese are coming. So are the New Zealanders, the British and many more international visitors. The 82nd National Ploughing Championships open th(...)

Joan Freeman of Pieta House. “We are going to make the invisible visible. We are going to make sure that everyone knows the signs and symptoms of suicide”.    Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A campaign to reduce the incidence of suicide in rural areas will quell the “invisible despair” that is creeping around the country, according to Piet(...)

Farmers stage protest over CAP reform

More than 100 farmers protested outside the Department of Agriculture today, calling on minister Simon Coveney to secure a deal that supports Irish fa(...)

A dead sheep buried in snow drifts above the Glens of Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Farmers across Ireland are counting the cost of “10 months of dreadful weather” as they struggle with a lack of food and loss of livestock. The(...)

The wind turbine which was blown over near Ardara, Co. Donegal, at the weekend.

Temperatures will stay low this week but conditions will be dry, Met Éireann has said. Average temperatures will be around three degrees, thoug(...)

Motorists make their way through snow covered roads,on the Carnlough to Ballymena road in Co Antrim after sbnow ploughs cleared drifting snow. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Last Easter we basked in temperatures of up to 20 degrees but this year the advice is to keep the thermal vest on for another (...)

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