New Quad Bike Law Is ‘First Of It’s Kind’ In The EU

The new quad bike law is due to come into effect on November 20.

The new quad bike law due to come into effect on November 20 is “the first of its kind” in the EU, according to the Health… Continue reading

Derelict And Vacant Properties Crisis To Focus On 17 Town Information Events

Donegal County Council is keen to let the public know the extent of supports available.

Supports available to help refurbish derelict and vacant properties throughout Donegal will be available at information events organised by Donegal County Council throughout the… Continue reading

Farm Machinery Can Cause ‘Lifelong Damage’ To Hearing

Several types of farm machinery are loud enough to cause “lifelong damage” to hearing, according to research carried out by Hidden Hearing.

The hearing healthcare provider has carried out a study of various pieces of farm machinery to find the… Continue reading

Struggling In Plain Sight As Poverty Grips Fermanagh

Amid the silence is the rattling of food wrappers and the rustling of bags as the door of the foodbank on Cross Street opens and closes again and again. Those who come to Enniskillen Foodbank come from all walks of… Continue reading

ACRES – Six Arable Actions Receive Deadline Extension

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) recently issued an extension to six arable actions under the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES).

DAFM has sent a circular to ACRES advisors to inform them that the deadline for specific… Continue reading

Nitrates Derogation – What Are The Options For Your Farm?

The reduction in the nitrates derogation from 250kg to 220kg of organic nitrogen (N)/ha is a major blow to the Irish dairy sector.

Although this change may have an impact on all agricultural sectors, the dairy sector will be hit… Continue reading

TBESS – Over €4.3m Paid To Farmers And Agri-Businesses

Over €4.3 million has been paid out to farmers and agri-businesses under the government’s Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS).

The latest statistics published today (Wednesday, September 13) by Revenue show that as of September 9, 30,475 businesses across all… Continue reading

Ireland’s Reporting Of Grassland Emissions Of ‘Lower Quality’

An environmental charity has accused the government of not reporting the impact of nitrogen fertilisers on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from grasslands in Ireland.

Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE) recently raised its concerns about how Ireland is reporting GHG… Continue reading

ACRES – Farmers Must Complete Training Course In Year 1 To Get Paid

Farmers who are participating in the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) must have an ACRES training course completed to receive their scheme payment.

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), ACRES requires all scheme participants to… Continue reading

Revealed – The Counties With The Longest Waiting Times For Driving Tests

Drivers have to wait almost a year to sit their driving test in some parts of the country, figures just released from the Road Safety Authority show.

The figures released at the end of August show there are significant waiting… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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