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Tillage returns improve but Teagasc urges caution after ‘freak‘ year

Tillage returns improve but Teagasc urges caution after ‘freak‘ year

The average returns from winter wheat and spring barley increased 50pc in 2018 compared to 2017, preliminary results from the Teagasc eProfit Monitor indicate. While winter wheat and spring barley yields decreased by an average of 22pc last harvest, a combination of higher grain and straw prices, and lower costs, meant that returns to growers improved significantly. However, Michael Hennessy […]

Buying a new car? These models are easiest on your pocket

Buying a new car? These models are easiest on your pocket

On the face of it, the most cost-effective cars on the market at the moment are electric vehicles (EV). It only costs €3.60 or so to fully charge the likes of the country’s best-selling EV, the Nissan Leaf. That gives enough battery power to cover 270km in real-world driving. Much the same sort of financial maths apply to the other […]

Cold snap to replace this milder weather at end of week

Cold snap to replace this milder weather at end of week

Don‘t pack away the winter hat and gloves just yet because a colder snap is on the way. Met Éireann forecaster Deirdre Lowe said that over the next few days it was going to get a bit breezier. A cold front was due to move down over the country last night, bringing breezier conditions over the weekend. “There is still […]

Consumers are urged to pursue new deals with insurers

Consumers are urged to pursue new deals with insurers

The Consumers‘ Association of Ireland say customers are more likely to get a bad deal from insurers if they choose to automatically renew and not actively seek a new policy. Dermott Jewell, head of the association, said companies make a fortune from customers opting to do nothing. He added that dual-pricing – signing up new customers on artificially low premiums […]

Embattled May to get 11th-hour ‘help‘ from EU

Embattled May to get 11th-hour ‘help‘ from EU

“Every effort” will be made to help embattled the British prime minister get the EU-UK Brexit deal the necessary approval by the UK parliament, Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has said. Mr Juncker was speaking as UK Prime Minister Theresa May again insisted that the current timetable with a Brexit deadline of March 29 will be met. Her assertion came […]