Welcome to the new-look Farming Independent

Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

Dear readers, welcome to the new-look Farming Independent.

As has been the case since the Irish Independent was established over 100 years ago, farming has been central to its core. Today, farming remains as important to us in the Irish Independent and we want to bring our readers the best news and advice every Tuesday.

As farming has changed with the increase in technology and mechanisation, we are constantly evolving to ensure we are with our readers not just on Tuesdays, but every day of the week.

From today the Farming Independent is available to our readers with a new-look supplement redesigned to create a more contemporary paper every Tuesday.

We’re also bringing our digital farming platform FarmIreland into the fold of Farming Independent, with our website and app now being called Farming Independent. The changes reflect the importance of the farming community and rural Ireland to the Irish Independent.

As well as this, to reflect the changing farming and rural Ireland, we are strengthening the depth of our content to

Welcome to the new-look Farming Independent, farming never stops – neither do weensure our readers are equipped with the best farming advice, the most up-to-date news, property reports, legal and financial advice.

As the new Farming Editor, I’m delighted to lead a dedicated team of journalists and contributors including our Deputy Editor Ronnie Bellew, our Digital Farming Editor Ciaran Moran, and journalists Claire Fox, Declan O’Brien and Martin Ryan.

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Martin Coughlan will continue to bring you in-depth reports from marts and factories around the country, while our columnists Darragh McCullough, Ann Fitzgerald and Jim O’Brien give their unique and distinct views on rural Ireland.

Our specialist writers ensure the dairy, beef, sheep and tillage articles are top-class, while our team of legal experts is being expanded as solicitor Deirdre Flynn joins us.

We all hope you like the changes and we want to hear your feedback. You can email us directly on farming@independent.ie

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