The European Commission MARS (Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS) programme publish regular bulletins commenting on observed and forecast crop growth.
In the May 2017 publication it suggests that there is a positive outlook for winter crops across Ireland and the UK.
“Winter crops are generally faring well, despite a pronounced rain deficit. Overall the yield outlook is positive, but more rain is needed to sustain high yield potentials.”
See the full publication at JRC MARS Bulletin Vol.25 No 5