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Colm O Leary
Dairy farmer. UCD Dairy Business Alumnus. 2018 Nuffield Scolar focussing on Animal Welfare. Get in touch! colmtoleary@gmail.com
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CoOpSuperstores Mar 23
1/2 We are continually and proactively working to ensure that social distancing is being adhered to in our stores in accordance with HSE guidelines. We ask that customers only come in store if necessary, refrain from bringing children in store and avoid shopping in groups.
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Ananya Sen Mar 21
This. GIF. Is. Everything.
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Simon Harris TD Mar 22
Thought carefully about sharing this. It’s pretty blunt but it’s blunt, honest communication we need. Please watch & retweet. We, all of us, not anyone else, will decide through our actions what happens next. Please do this. Please save lives
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Gerry Burke Mar 19
Very lucky to have this awesome colleague Dr Catherine Motherway on our Intensive Care team at . I've had the benefit of this blunt common sense in many difficult situations over the last 20 years.
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Colm O Leary Feb 13
Replying to @Kallgeese @Corkcoco
It said County on the vehicles
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Colm O Leary Feb 13
2/2 who is responsible for this? I had a similar experience between the Leemount cross and Healy's bridge in recent weeks where once again the publics time was being wasted all for the lack of simple communication. Very disappointing in this.
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Colm O Leary Feb 13
I'm appalled at the incompetence for the 2nd day running of the council's organisation while trimming trees on our local road between Tower and Kerrpike. The road closed sign is 500m up the road forcing everyone to turn around. Wasting the publics time and fuel. 1/2
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Colm O Leary Feb 2
Replying to @KieranMcD77
Very tidy set up Kieran! How long do they stay in the individual pens?
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Alan Matthews Dec 13
I discuss the likely impact of the UK election result on UK-EU agricultural trade in this blog post
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Colm O Leary Dec 11
Thanks Where could I read some of those interpretations. For fear of coming up with some Misinterpretations of my own! 😅😅
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Colm O Leary Dec 11
2/2 's point about this situation devaluing food in consumers eyes potentially causing more waste is perfectly reasonable and justified. Your assertion implied that it would be better to be farming in Romania where % consumer spend on food is much higher.
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Colm O Leary Dec 11
You posted an article about how Irish consumer spend on food as a % of income is low. Then you said "this is why Irish farmers are going broke". I think that is an incorrect assertion. Stop trying to deflect with glib retorts about college debates or "looking at reality". 1/2
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
To reiterate. This graph shows food prices significantly higher than the reference period. The graph starts with food at 180. 100 being the average price in 02 to 04. The graph ends (after loads of mostly upwards volatily) with food at 160. This graph shows rising prices.
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
No argument with the food waste point. My argument is with "This is why farmers are going broke". Although I want to maintain a vibrant and affluent ag community, falling %income spend on food is a good thing. It means we have more € for health, ed, innovation and recreation
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
Equally you didn't say "some farmers" you just said "farmers are going broke". Does that imply a majority or a minority? You wouldn't accept me saying "farmers become millionaires" even though some do. Anyway my main concern is the assertion that low %income spend is the issue.
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
Are we looking at the same graph? The red line starts at 180 and ends at about 160. 100 being the avergae of 2002 to 2004 So food prices were significantly higher than 02 to 04 throughout the timeline in the graph. So what story does this graph tell?
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
I was thinking of beef alright. Majority exported. I imagine the cost of production of tillage internationally has plummeted in the last 100 years. Hard to expect inflation in the that scenario. Jasus you'd swear I'd argued FOR lower prices given the responses! 😂😂
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Colm O Leary Dec 10
Interesting POV Appreciate you not claiming it as fact. Twitter full of "facts" Wonder how post consumer food waste has changed over time. On one hand we'd like less product wasted as we feel high waste levels show people not valuing food. Otoh cutting waste would prob hit price
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