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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Ploughing Championships

Last year
'It's hard to imagine the future': The Ploughing, the climate crisis, and the writing on the wall
A report by
Lauren Boland
Climate and sustainability took on a new focus at the Ploughing this year, but there’s still a long way to go.
# Up the ploughing
West Cork TikTok creator says Ploughing Champs are 'rite of passage' in rural Ireland
The TikTok tent, dubbed the “Tigh Tik Tok”, is one of the busiest attractions at the Ploughing this week.
# Housing
More than 1,000 applications lodged for new first home support scheme
The Minister for Housing said that many people seeking help from the scheme were renters “stuck in a rental trap”.
All time
# Ploughing 2018
Heading to the Ploughing? You could win a new Toyota C-HR Hybrid Sport worth €30k will be raffling the car at their stand.
# so many questions
Yeah, Jamie Heaslip actually just rapped 'Hot in Herre' by Nelly at the Ploughing Championships
This would only happen at The Ploughing Championships.
# Martin Kehoe Jr
Minute's silence held at Ploughing Championships for man who died on Wexford farm
Martin Kehoe Jr was overcome by fumes at his farm in Foulksmills yesterday.
# To be confirmed
President Higgins is not 'ruling anything out' when it comes to running for a second term
Higgins officially opened the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon.
# World Record
The Waterford man who's carving a 20-metre-long wooden Viking sword
The Hope Tree, Marty Morrissey, and the Ploughing Championships all sparked this Guinness World Record attempt.
# cow is bae
17 lovely little moments that sum up the Ploughing Championships
It’s been a good week.
# tractor footie
Tractor football needs to be Ireland's new national sport
Who’s up for setting up a tractor football league?
# sunday interview
Brought in from the cold: 'I am not someone who lives in the past' - Minister Creed
Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has waited a long time to take a seat at the Cabinet table and now he’s facing some tough challenges in agriculture.
# Holy Moses
Marty Morrissey had the ‘best ride he’s ever had’ at the Ploughing Championships
Don’t ever change, Marty.
# get the ride
Marty Morrissey had the ‘best ride he’s ever had’ at the Ploughing Championships
“That was the best ride I’ve ever had.”
# get the ride
Marty Morrissey had the 'best ride he's ever had' at the Ploughing Championships...
“That was the best ride I’ve ever had.”
# where is the motorway?
Heading home from the Ploughing? Expect heavy delays
Settle in, turn on the radio… You’ll be in traffic for a while.
# State of the Nation
This political giant is coming to Ireland for the first time today
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# marty party
Mud, showbiz and ENDLESS cups of tea: We've been sunning ourselves at 'The Ploughing' all day
A certain two-dimensional RTÉ star ruled the roost in Ratheniska – and we learned quite a bit about Country n’ Irish.
# keep calm and plough on
12 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships
Oh yes, it’s that time of year again.
# dawn of the mud
From shorn sheep to stripped-off farmers: We're at 'The Ploughing' - and here's what's happening
You probably won’t be able to move for the number of politicians pressing the flesh…
# Ploughing Championships
€800 worth of equipment stolen from ambulance for critically ill children
The money could have funded two ‘angel trips’.
# just brow-sing
Marty Morrissey says his eyebrows are 'all natural'
Finally, he addresses the question.
# move over nuala
Watch regular punters present the weather at the Ploughing Championships
Sunny spells with a risk of showers.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about IS targeted by strikes in Syria, Irish troop deployments and the ploughing championships.
# furrowed brows
13 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships
Wellies! Wellies everywhere!
# pestaurant
There's going to be a 'pestaurant' serving edible bugs at this year's Ploughing Championships
Two words: curry crickets.
# fine heifer
Irish lad hits the Ploughing Championships to pick up some farmers
The Buachaill is nothing if not persistent.
# pic of the day
Minister Holding Portrait of Himself of the Day
No comment.
# Phil Hogan
Hogan 'pandering to prejudice' says Travellers advocacy group
Pavee Point has criticised the Environment Minister after he wrote a letter to constituents telling them that a Traveller family would not be moving into their area.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Catch up on today’s biggest news stories and other bits and pieces you may have missed.