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

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
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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

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
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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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