Our climate is classified as a cool temperate oceanic climate, so what we do – our habits, attitude to wearing sunscreen, and just how comfortable we are in various weather – is defined by our climate. There is nothing that depends as much on the climate as agriculture.

The type of agriculture practised in Ireland and all aspects linked it such as livestock type and breed, stocking rate, crop yield, amount and type of livestock accommodation, etc are all interwoven with each other and with the climate that envelops it.