Jimmy Kearns

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Fruit pickers Ashlynn O’Leary and Aoife Guiney with Jimmy Kearns, owner of Kearns Fruit Farm outside Enniscorthy in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Earlier this summer Jimmy Kearns hired 25-30 people in their late teens to work on his fruit farm a few miles outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Withi(...)

 Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm in Wexford: “We lost 140,000 strawberry plants overall.” Photograph:  Mary Browne

A Wexford strawberry farmer has lost about €200,000 worth of fruit this summer because the weather was too hot. Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm in (...)

Minister for Business  Heather Humphreys announced a scheme to address labour shortages in horticulture, meat processing and dairying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expanded worker permit system offers hope that acute labour shortages in Irish agri-food businesses will ease, according to employers in the sector(...)

Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm, Curraghgraigue, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, in one of his strawberry fields. Photograph: Mary Browne

They’re working flat out down on Jimmy Kearns’s fruit farm in Wexford trying to keep up with demand for strawberries – demand fuelled in part by the e(...)

Vilma Leimonaite  from Navan with fruit from Greenhill Fruit Farm, for sale on the roadside near Leixlip, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Savour those home-grown strawberries because fruit growers have warned that supplies are running low. Strawberry sales are soaring because of the suns(...)