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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.


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


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?