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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Revealed: The experts and stars doing INM talks at the 2016 Ploughing Championships

Published 16/09/2016 | 14:44

The Irish Independent tent at a previous National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois - this year's marquee will be bigger and better
The Irish Independent tent at a previous National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois - this year's marquee will be bigger and better
Bairbre Power

THE schedule and speakers in the INM tent at the 2016 Ploughing Championships have been confirmed as follows:

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Tues 20th September

11-11.30am: Women in Farming

The changing roles of women in farming from three prominent women in the Irish farming community

MC: Claire McCormack, Farming Independent

Panellists:

Independent.ie journalist Caitlin McBride shears a sheep for the first time at the National
Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois
Independent.ie journalist Caitlin McBride shears a sheep for the first time at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois

Helen Harris

Lorraine Keena

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Lorrain Sixsmith

 

Adrian Weckler drops the iPhone 7 into a pint of stout for the test
Adrian Weckler drops the iPhone 7 into a pint of stout for the test

12-12.15pm: Launch of ‘An Ideal Farm Husband’ by Lorna Sixsmith

Q&A with Ann Fitzgerald followed by book signing

 

12.15-12.45pm: GAA Championship Review

Will we be celebrating Mayo’s history-making heroics or Dublin’s continued dominance of Gaelic football?

MC: Frank Roche, Herald

Panellists:

Martin Breheny, Irish Independent

Colm Keys, Irish Independent

 

1-1.30pm: Country Music Special

Time for great country music songs and conversation with some of Ireland’s leading country stars

MC: Eddie Rowley, Sunday World

Panellists:

Lisa McHugh

Mike Denver

Derek Ryan

 

2-2.30pm: Food Writer, Indy Power, on her new book, ‘The Little Green Spoon’

One of Ireland’s most popular young food writers in conversation with Bairbre Power

 

2.30-2.45pm: Music

More songs and music from Lisa McHugh

 

3-3.30pm: Personal Finance

Expert tips and advice for the self-employed and for those thinking looking for information on retirement and saving plans

MC: Sinead Ryan, Consumer Affairs expert, INM

Panellists:

Keelin Fitzgerald, Waypoint.ie

Eoin McGee, Prosperous Financial Planning

 

Wednesday 21st September

11-11.30am: Rural Broadband Discussion

What is being done to improve rural broadband in Ireland and why it’s now as important as electricity for homes and businesses

MC: Dearbhail McDonald, Group head of business, INM

Panellists:

Carolan Lennon, MD open eir

Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor, INM

Seamus Sherlock, chairman of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association

Darragh McCullough, Farming Independent

 

12-12.30pm: Farmer Fashion Makeover

Two lucky farmers get the chance of a complete style make-over, from head-to-toe courtesy of Arnotts Department Store and Sam Donnelly of Barber Cut Dublin. Arnotts will be giving two readers head-to-toe outfits from brands including Remus Uomo, Meyer, Pope, Selected, Magee, Hunter, Barbour and Gant.

MC: Caitlin McBride, Style Editor, Independent.ie

 

12-1pm: Book Signing

Lorna Sixsmith will be signing copies of her new book ‘An Ideal Farm Husband’

 

1-1.30pm: Brexit Discussion

Brexit: what now for Ireland & Europe?

MC: Dearbhail McDonald, Group head of business, INM

Panellists:

Mairead McGuinness

John Downing

Paul Wyse

 

2-2.30pm: The Floating Voter

Independent.ie’s politics podcast team, The Floating Voter, tackle the latest political stories

The Floating Voters: Kevin Doyle & Niall O’Connor, political staff, INM

Panellists:

Michael Creed

Charlie McConalogue

Michael Fitzmaurice

 

3-.30pm: Farming & Fashion

Fashion Editor, Bairbre Power speaks to some of Ireland’s leading fashionistas and farming personalities

MC: Bairbre Power

Panellists:

Nuala Carey

Lisa McGowan

Jean McCabe

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