This afternoon.

Ballintrane, County Carlow.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin speaking to the media on Day 3 of the National Ploughing Championships.

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Hello you.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in the Aldi tent.

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Good lines times.

9 thoughts on “Well Furrowed

  1. Liam Deliverance

    Should these 3 fellas not be in the Dail working on brexit and beef instead of having a day out at an exhibition. They are just back from 6 weeks of no Dail sittings, work to be done lads.

  2. Stan

    Did someone confiscate all their ties on the way in?
    To be clear, I wouldn’t expect them to wear one at something like this, but would they try not to look like they just took it off, with the white shirt and dark suit intact.

  3. eoin

    More propaganda and “feelings” at RTE about the blockade, “there is a sense”, “the longer this goes on the weaker public support will get”, “moderates”. This isn’t news, it’s basically an attempt to deter protesters who still haven’t had their core grievance addressed, the price of their product.

    1. GuessWho

      The price of their product is decided largely by the value of the sterling (which isn’t great) as roughly 70% of beef goes to UK, demand for beef (declining), price paid by supermarkets (not a lot) but please, keep blaming the beef processors.
      Why don’t they set up their own processing facilities? Because they don’t have the capital and they would lose money every year. The margin in beef processing is roughly 1% (don’t bring up Goodman who makes his money elsewhere). So there.

  4. Truth in the News

    What is Larry Goodmans margins on a Bullock killing out at around say 500 Kg
    whats his total on the entire carcass, has the the so called Competition Authority
    looked into this ever or indeed his monopoly,, how come the EU has not either
    What did the US do with monopolies years ago, they broke them up with Anti
    Trust Laws, and the first one they tackled was Bell Telephone
    How long would Leo last on a farm ploughing a lone furrow

    1. GuessWho

      Why should ABP show their margin, it’s a private business? Other businesses don’t open their books to the public so I can’t see why they should. And it’s not a monopoly, there are plenty of competition but since it’s a very low margin industry, you don’t see any startups. Labour intensive, high risk, low margins and have to negotiate with farmers and supermarkets. Sounds like fun?

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