Tuesday 12 November 2019

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Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy

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American ‘bullseye’ on McIlroy’s back



Rory McIlroy will have to live with an American “bullseye on his back” at the Ryder Cup, according to three-time Major champion Padraig Harrington.



McGuinness tried to ‘bully’ me – Bogue



After being expelled from Donegal’s post-match All-Ireland press conference, journalist Declan Bogue hits back at Jim McGuinness’ claims about his book.



Toner need to fulfil towering potential



Tony Ward says it’s high time that Leinster lock Devin Toner delivered on his huge potential and nailed down a starting place with Leinster.



FARMING



Bumper 64-page Ploughing Championship special with exclusive interviews, surveys and all the news and views for the three day farm festival in Wexford



EU farm boss digs in on farm payment changes



Darragh McCullough reports on EU Agriculture Commissioner, Dacian Ciolos’, Irish visit where he told farmers that his proposals to reform the €55bn farm budget are vital to keep taxpayers on-side, despite farm leaders claims that the changes will be disastrous for Irish farmers



Contractor survey shows huge variation in charges



Nationwide survey of contractor charges reveals that Munster contractors are routinely charging the highest rates in the country, with variations of up to 30pc on standard farm tasks.



Beef herd may become redundant



One of the country’s top geneticists believes that the beef cow herd of 1m cows may become obsolete due to new technology that will allow farmers to select the sex of the calves their cows produce, writes Darragh McCullough



COMMENT



Aisling O’Connor: How the Emmys stole Oscars’ thunder in the great frock-off



Phil Hogan: Local government reform is challenging and complex



Stephen Kinsella: Whole economy will feel pinch of public sector cuts



Eamon Delaney: Did David Begg let the cat out of the bag on allowances?

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