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Big changes: when Ivan Curran started growing potatoes in the 1970s he had 80-100 pickers working on the harvest; today that work is completely mechanised. Photo: Mark Condren

Big changes: when Ivan Curran started growing potatoes in the 1970s he had 80-100 pickers working on the harvest; today that work is completely mechanised. Photo: Mark Condren

Big changes: when Ivan Curran started growing potatoes in the 1970s he had 80-100 pickers working on the harvest; today that work is completely mechanised. Photo: Mark Condren

When Ivan Curran started growing potatoes in the late 1970s, he had 80-100 pickers employed to harvest his crops by hand.

Today, the picking of potatoes on his 700 acre farm near Stamullen, Co Meath, is completely mechanised.


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