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# Ploughing

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2022
# Security
Taoiseach says there is a 'risk to senior ministers' if Garda drivers not reintroduced
‘A lot of ministers don’t want to return to Garda drivers,’ he said.
# the ploughing
Taking the wheel: Budding farmers try out tractor simulator at Ploughing Champs
President Michael D Higgins said it was “wonderful to be back” in Laois for the Ploughing.
# Ploughing
World Ploughing Championships coming to Laois after Russia stripped of hosting duties
The event was due to be held last month in St Peterburg, Russia, but this was cancelled due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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# Ploughing
The Ploughing: Plan to hold spectator-free events scaled back again as organisers cancel most contests
The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled in May this year due to the pandemic.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the National Ploughing Championships?
This year’s event was officially cancelled yesterday.
# beef protests
'Farmers are keeping you in jobs': Farmers confront Bord Bia officials at Ploughing Championships
The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President Higgins have also weighed in on the farming dispute today.
Ireland's first catnip farm: 'Irish cats need good quality catnip'
We caught up with the woman behind Fred’s Catnip Farm at the National Ploughing Championship.
# WALK THE LINE
Do I need a brolly? How many Áras hopefuls will I meet? ... Everything you need to know about the Ploughing
(Quick version: Yes, you will need a brolly – possibly a big one).
# WALK THE LINE
Scoring all over the field: Irish ploughing experts share their tricks of the trade
350 competitors made the trek to Offaly this week. Why do they return each year?
# Starter's Orders
'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing
‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.
# bovine intervention
'Tinder for bulls' made its debut at the Ploughing. But what do farmers think of it?
The newly-developed BullMatch app garnered plenty of attention in Offaly this week.
# overnight effort
'You could grow rice in the field': Scramble to clean up Ploughing site after yesterday's flooding
New carparks have been set up for the final day of the Ploughing.
# storm warnings
'A completely different beast': A Met Éireann forecaster on how hurricanes can impact Irish weather
We spoke to Met Éireann’s Alan Hally at the National Ploughing Championships.
# Record Breaking
The epic story of the Vikings in Ireland - as depicted on a 23-metre chainsaw-carved tree
Professional tree carver John Hayes is out to impress at this year’s National Ploughing Championships.
# puck around
This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday
“PAUDIE MAHER, HORSE OF A MAN!”
# puck around
This little Tipp lad's hurling rap was the highlight of the Ploughing yesterday
“PAUDIE MAHER, HORSE OF A MAN!”
# lookalike
How Marty Morrissey and his cardboard cut-out own the Ploughing
What does the real Marty make of it all?
# ploughing16
We asked a Tractor Football referee to explain Tractor Football
It’s all a bit mad.
# give it some welly
Heading to the Ploughing? Here's everything you need to know to plan your day
With over a thousand stands and hundreds of events, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start…
# Anna May McHugh
National Ploughing Championships boss: 'I feel as passionate today as when I was 17'
After four decades at the helm of Europe’s largest outdoor festival, Anna May McHugh shows no signs of slowing down.
# 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.”
# 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…
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about the Ebola patient in the US, water charges and the remote control for the Sean O’Casey Bridge that went missing…
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: Questions for Heather
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# stupid memes
Sorry, but the 'F*** Her Right In The P****' meme has reached Ireland
Was it for this? Was it?
# just brow-sing
Marty Morrissey says his eyebrows are 'all natural'
Finally, he addresses the question.
# Dáil talk
State of the Nation: This McNulty scandal is really building up a head of steam...
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# live from laois
Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here's 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships...
It’s closing time in Ratheniska — but 82,000 people have been wandering the fields and checking out the sights since early this morning.
# Housing
Why is President Higgins speaking out so often on the issue of homelessness?
President Higgins has made public statements on the issue at several events in recent weeks…
# furrowed brows
13 things that could only happen at the Ploughing Championships
Wellies! Wellies everywhere!
# live from laois
Dried locusts and breakfast rolls top the menu as Ploughing 2014 kicks off...
Guess which option TheJournal.ie went for?
# In Numbers
Lowry, emigration and Arthur's Day: The week in numbers
Plus: How many €50 notes were discovered in developer Tom McFeely’s former home on Ailesbury Road?
# Ploughing
Ploughing championships to return to Laois in 2014 after smashing records
Over 228,000 people flocked to the National Ploughing Championships, more than any other single year.
# Ploughing On
Day two of ploughing championships breaks records
The National Ploughing Association estimated 190,000 visitors over three days. After two, 171,000 have shown up.
# Plough On
In pictures: Day one of the National Ploughing Championships
The National Ploughing Championships got underway today, here are the pictures from day one.
# slurry smell
10 signs you grew up near a farm
Where’s that bull?
# How's she cuttin'?
Going to the ploughing? Don't bring a sat-nav say gardaí
With 200,000 people set to descend on Stradbally, gardaí are asking motorists to trust the signage, not the sat-nav.
# In Pictures
Enda at the ploughing before championships draw to a close
Photos of the Taoiseach on this walkabout, meeting and greeting the patrons and participants in New Ross.