Susan O’Keeffe: For the wrong reasons, Ireland could become a self-sufficient, food-secure country

Charlie McConalogue may be wrong in the moment to encourage the growth of feed crops rather than food but he is right in the longer term

‘Charlie McConalogue, the Agriculture Minister, is urging farmers to grow more crops to offset some commodity shortages, something the Minister knows really cannot easily be turned around in one season.’ Picture: Getty