Ian Hodge is Professor or Rural Economy at Cambridge University, and one of Europe's leading researchers in the area. He published a discussion paper on moving Ag subsidies to a Rural Ecosystem Management payment. That paper is below. Joe Healy, President of the IFA, joined in the discussion.
Across the country many eary mornings are being put in mucking out stables as the national hunt season gears up towards the big Christmas meetings in Ireland & the UK. Suzanne Campbell joins Darragh in studio.
The Irish Wildlife Trust brought th eissue of Pair Trawling to our attention, by calling for a ban in inshore bays & estuaries. Padraig Fogarty Campaigns Officer of the Irish Wildlife Trust & Hugo Boyle of the Irish South & East Fish Producers Organisation join Darragh.