Taoiseach to talk at Offaly meeting
Taoiseach Brian Cowen is to be the guest speaker at a farmers' meeting on his home turf.
Mr Cowen will address the annual general meeting of Offaly IFA at the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, next Monday night.
The Taoiseach's appearance is expected to draw a larger than usual attendance to the county executive's AGM, which will start at 8pm.
CAP review chief set for Dublin trip
The man drafting a report on the European Parliament's CAP priorities will be in Dublin on Thursday to hear Irish concerns.
George Lyon, an ex-president of Scotland's National Farmers' Union, will meet with Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith and other representatives from the Irish farming industry.
The Dublin meeting is part of Mr Lyon's tour of EU capitals.
"By listening to the views of key member states across Europe I hope to work towards consensus on the direction of the CAP. I look forward to a constructive exchange of views in Dublin as part of that process," Mr Lyon said.