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CountryWide Saturday 22 September 2018

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CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly.

The Ploughing Championships

The Ploughing Championships

Damien has some of the Highlights from the Countrywide live show at the Ploughing Championships from Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. It was on the Tuesday, the day before the big wind. 

Ted McKinney

Ted McKinney

The US under secretary for agricultural trade Ted McKinney was a guest speaker at the recent Agricultural Science Association conference. He is part of Donald Trumps administration in Washington.

Mr. McKinney comes from a farm in Indiana and he spoke to me about the trade war and the effects that it is having on farmers in the US.

Francis Brennan and Michael O'Neill

Francis Brennan and Michael O'Neill

2 unrelated pieces here.. First Francis Brennan, star of TV shows like " At Your Service", talks about tourism. hospitality and more with Damien.. And then.. 

It has been another dramatic week for Brexit. British Prime Minister Teresa May was sent home with a bruising from the EU leaders summit in Salzburg this week. But she wasn’t the only British politician to be sent their merry way this week.

Former UKIP leader and champion of Brexit, Nigel Farage, has been asked ( politely) not to drink in The Old Hack Pub in Brussels which is owned by Irishman Michael O’Neill.

Anna May McHugh

Anna May McHugh

Well it was a testing week for the organisers of the National Ploughing Championships. For the first time ever, a day had to be cancelled due to the high winds of Storm Ali. Anna May McHugh of the NPA joined Damien on the phone to discuss this further. 

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Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country.

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