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Sunday 25 March 2018

WATCH LIVE: Rural Broadband, Politics and Brexit – Day Two of Independent Talks at the Ploughing Championships

Independent Talks will see top Irish Independent journalists talking to farm experts and celebs on stage throughout the three day event, about the issues and stories that matter most at the National Ploughing Championships.

Here is the schedule for Day Two, 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

Panellists: Carolan Lennon, MD open eir; Technology Editor Adrian Weckler; Seamus Sherlock, ­chairman of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' ­Association, and Darragh McCullough


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12-12.30pm: Farmer Fashion Makeover

Two lucky farmers get the chance of a complete style makeover, from head-to-toe

MC: Caitlin McBride


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

Panellists: Mairead McGuinness, John Downing and Paul Wyse


2-2.30pm: The Floating Voter's politics podcast team, The Floating Voter, tackle the latest political stories

The Floating Voters: Kevin Doyle & Niall O'Connor

Panellists: Michael Creed, Charlie McConalogue and 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 and Jean McCabe

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