Following a debate on rural crime hosted by FarmIreland & the Irish Independent during last weeks ploughing championships in which a County Tipperary farmer, John Tully gave a passionate if not provocative speech, which no doubt was bourne out of frustration by farmers living in rural Ireland who are victims of crime. Joining Damien on the line this morning is the President of the ICMSA, John Comer.
Kildare man Adam Burke was a young fit man when he suffered a stroke while playing gaelic football for his club Two Mile House fourteen months ago. His parents Willie & Catherine were told to prepare for the worst that Adam only had a one in five chance of survival. But survive he did and has made a substantial recovery. Brenda Donohue met with Adam & his parents pitchside at Two Mile House, Kildare.
Imagine a meal in which every single ingredient comes from within a mile of your home, sounds plausible but easier than you think! Hotelier Evan Doyle is planning to do that next Thursday night at the Brook Lodge hotel Macreddin in County Wicklow. The meal has been in planning for two years with many crops planted especially for the table 18 months ago & farmers whose land is adjacent to the hotel, Michael Stapleton & Liam Fanning providing milk, cream and lamb. Food & Farming reporter Suzanne Campbell joins Damien in studio.