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Traffic delays have been reported on Tuesday morning as thousands are making their way to the first day of the National Ploughing Championships in Co (...)

Madeline Scahill and Gerardine O’Mahony testing their brushing skills on site before the 2016 National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

When former EU agriculture and rural development commissioner Dr Franz Fischler told an EU conference in Cork that rural areas of the EU were set to s(...)

A competition at last year’s National Ploughing Championships, in Ratheniska, Co Laois. This year’s event is in Screggan, Co Offaly. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The new venue at Screggan, 5km outside Tullamore, brings challenges for the the organisers of the National Ploughing Championships in Co Offaly which (...)

“It started with ploughing. It’s grown beyond our expectations. We have no intention of growing the event larger than it is today,” says Anna May McHugh, managing director of the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

If you look at the list of exhibitors at this year’s National Ploughing Championships, you will find the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcem(...)

NPA assistant managing director Anna Marie McHugh, with  Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon and NPA chairman PJ Lynam, at the launch of the 2016   championships to be held at Screggan, Tullamore. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The 85th annual National Ploughing Championships, which takes place later this month in Offaly, is expected to be one of the largest to date. The thr(...)

Outstanding in their field: last year’s ploughing championship attracted more than 281,000 attendees

The company behind the National Ploughing Championships, Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show, reported accumulated profits(...)

Actors run past a newly repainted  post box as part of an An Post 1916 centenary project. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ten post boxes in Dublin city have had their signature green colour repainted red for an An Post initiative to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan with Christy Doherty of FBD and the first prize Belgian Blue Heifer at the Tullamore Show at the official launch of the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

Poor Charlie Flanagan. As a Minister he must be fairly used to posing for photographs of varying degrees of ridiculousness but everywhere he turned at(...)

Letters on their way to Santa in the North Pole

Santa Claus will make a flying visit to Dublin on Thursday to help An Post deliver responses to more than 140,000 letters sent to him at the North Pol(...)

Competitors on the third and final day of Ploughing at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois, this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships will be held in Ratheniska, near Stradbally, Co Laois for the third year in a row next year, the National Ploughi(...)

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