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Ear to the Ground

Programme 3

Ear to the Ground

Following the announcement by the Minister of a bounty of ¤3 on each mink killed, Ella McSweeney travels to Castlemaine, Co. Kerry to join some hunters. She also meets David McCormack of the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and asks is this really the way to address a serious threat to many native species?

Fiona Dillon and her husband escaped 18 hour days and the stress of city life in 1999 when they moved to Co. Carlow with their four children. They started with just a few hens and now they are self-sufficient. Fiona is keen to share all her experiences through her blog and in the Farmers Journal. She has made all the mistakes and she shares with Helen Carroll the triumphs and trials of adjusting to rural life.

Ireland's dairy industry is going through one of the most radical changes in its history and Ireland's largest milk processor Glanbia is at the centre of these seismic shifts. Over the next few weeks a campaign for the hearts and minds of Glanbia milk suppliers will rage throughout the East and South of the country. Darragh McCullough travels to Glanbia headquarters in Kilkenny to gauge the mood.

Ear to the Ground is produced by Independent Pictures for RTÉ

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