While EU leaders met for real in Brussels on Friday to talk about how to reform the euro-zone rules, secondary school students from across Ireland were role-playing as EU politicians in the fifth annual Model European Council in Dublin Castle.
IFA president John Bryan has expressed grave disappointment at the huge disparity in farm income figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) compared to the provisional figures released last December.
Farmers share their land with wildlife and this positive association can be seen at its best in spring, writes John Noonan, Teagasc advisor, Westport. But spring brings many challenges to the hill sheep farmer, especially the worry of losing lambs to foxes and grey crows.
Mayo County Council's arts office has announced the publication of 'Shift in Perspective', a national resource pack that can be used by venues, galleries and theatres to assist in the development of high quality, accessible arts projects and to improve access for disabled people in general.
Fears for the safety of staff have led to security men being deployed at three Community Welfare Offices in Mayo – Castlebar, Ballyhaunis and Ballina. The drastic measure was necessary because of increasing unrest and aggression amongst those forced to wait in ever lengthening queues for service.