Top stars and key writers on the Independent Talks stage at the Ploughing
Join our team of experts and commentators for some lively, entertaining and informative talks over the three days of the National Ploughing Championships
We're located on Block 3; Row 10; stand no 228 and this year the Independent Talks stage is set to be unmissable with a host of celebrities and key journalists discussing the pressing topics for rural Ireland.
Just weeks after Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland, Fr Brian D’arcy and Anna May McHugh of the National Ploughing Association will help us access the mood of the nation on Tuesday and whether Catholic Ireland really is dead and buried.
Limerick star Cian Lynch will join us to tell us how such a young Limerick team brought home the Liam McCarthy cup after a 45-year wait.
It continues to be an uncertain time for Ireland and the agri-food sector as Brexit enters a critical phase, we have top industry experts tell us what they think will happen the beef sector, which is so heavily reliant on the UK.
Tuesday also sees experts tackle the Fair Deal nursing home scheme and what it means for farmers, while we’ll have experts from Met Eireann on forecasting the weather and climate change.
Is there a future for young people in farming? This key question will be discussed by some of the top young farmers in Ireland, who will share their vision for a future on the farm.
For sports fans, top sports broadcaster Pat Spillane will be addressing the question that’s being whispered across the country – ‘Is there any GAA team good enough to beat Dublin?’ when he joins the Independent Talks panel on Wednesday.