Clare farmers will be among the thousand or so protesters driving to Leinster House on tractors highlighting their frustration with agriculture in the country.
Cathal O’Rourke is a fifth generation farmer in Tubber but he and his wife, Bronagh are bringing a whole new dimension to the almost 500 acres of land.
Concern has been expressed that the mental health of farmers is at “an all-time low”.
As beef farmers continue to protest around the country, pressure is mounting on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to address what has been described as “a crisis”.
Neighbouring derelict buildings in Tulla are preventing one business from expanding on their premises.
Contrasting views have been put forward ahead of Tuesday’s AGM of Kerry Co-op with several Clare shareholders to be affected from a vote on the creameries redemption scheme.
Pat Burke will mark ten years as a county councillor when the local authority sits down for it’s June meeting next week.
*Joseph Woulfe When it comes to being a county councillor, first-time local election candidate Joseph Woulfe insisted it’s people skills not political experience that is required.
*Cillian Murphy. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan Fifteen years on from last seeking a seat on Clare County Council, Cillian Murphy feels “it’s time” to try bring pro community and West Clare ideas to the local authority.
The Family Farm is more than a business , it’s a legacy and lifestyle worth preserving – William Cahir ARE you ready to retire? Transferring the farm to somebody else means that you will no longer be in control of the farm business, writes William Cahir, of Cahir & Co Solicitors. Can you accept that…