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CountryWide Saturday 17 February 2018

CountryWide

CountryWide

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

TB in Kerry

TB in Kerry

Over fifty farms in South Kerry are currently locked up due to a continuing outbreak of TB in the area which has been described as the worst spate of cases in living memory.

RTE’s Sean Mac an Tighigh has been investigating and he joined Damian from the Radio na Gaelteachta studio in Baile na nGall.

Suzanne Campbell

Suzanne Campbell

For students attending the great Dawn Meats sponsored agri debate in Waterford Institute of Technology this week, it was no bother to them.

UCD coming out the winners for the second year in a row, beating the team from Cork Institute of Technology.

Food and farming reporter Suzanne Campbell caught up with the UCD team after their win – Michael Kane, Owen Cashman, David O’Heney, Tommy Meade and first the winner of Best Speaker award – second year Ag student Una Sinnott

Organic debate

Organic debate

It is estimated that out of the one hundred odd thousand farmers that we have in Ireland, a little over one per cent of them are certified as organic.

To convert to organic farming takes time and money and there is a scheme run by the department of agriculture which funds this conversion but it is closed despite an increased demand from conventional farmers to convert.

 Dr. Oliver Moore, food writer and blogger and Mike Gibney Professor of Food and Health in UCD joined Damian in studio 

Brexit

Brexit

There is no getting away from our next item. It seems everybody is talking about it. 

Thoughts on the impact of Brexit on food imports and exports to the UK from a number of contributors Damian chatted to in London this week.

Padraig Cribben

Padraig Cribben

For many rural pubs over the past ten years, last orders have been called. However a report published this week paints a somewhat brighter picture for the rural and urban pub scene. The report on the health of the sector shows that there are now 7,200 pubs dotted across 26 counties employing 230,000 people.

Padriag Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland which represents rural pubs outside Dublin spoke to Damian about this. 

About The Show

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.

Music Played on the Show

London Calling

London Calling

The Clash

3:00

We Could Go Back [Instrumental]

We Could Go Back [Instrumental]

Instrumental (Jonas Blue)

3:07

London Queen

London Queen

Charli Xcx

1:00

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