New Regulations For E-Scooters And E-Bikes Come Into Force 20th of May 2024

Users of e-scooters must be over 16 for their own safety and the safety of other road users.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan T.D. and Minister of State Jack Chambers T.D. welcome the commencement of new regulations under the Road… Continue reading

Finishing Cattle Off Grass This Summer

At this time of year, finishing cattle off grass quickly has many advantages, in terms of stocking rate, profitability and workload, writes ruminant nutritionist Brian Reidy.

After Thundershowers and lightning along with big volumes of rain, you would be forgiven… Continue reading

Ash Dieback – How To Qualify For The €5,000-ha Payment

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has provided some clarity to landowners looking to apply for the recently announced €5,000/ha payment for forests affected by ash dieback.

There are 6,500 individual owners of ash plantations established under… Continue reading

CAP Simplification To Benefit 20,000 Irish Farms

Legislation is due shortly on other simplifications proposed by the Commission, along with amendments to Ireland’s CAP strategic plan.

At least 20,000 Irish farmers will be among those across Europe to benefit from CAP simplification.

But environmentalists are not pleased,… Continue reading

Why Ireland’s Rainfall Was So Much Heavier Last Winter, As Scientists Warn We Face ‘Wetter, Damper And Mouldier Future’

Rainfall in Ireland during the past autumn and winter storms was made about 20pc heavier by climate change.

Analysis of the downpours and flooding that hit towns, farms and businesses between October and March shows they were more intense and… Continue reading

Concern Raised Over Unsafe Dumping Of Electrical Items

Research found one in eight people is putting unwanted items like earbuds and smart watches in household bins

One in eight people in Ireland continues to dump small electrical items in household bins, research shows.

The rate for the improper… Continue reading

First Low Cost Home Retrofit Loans Announced At Half Standard Interest Rate

Home retrofit loans are on offer from today at about half the interest rate for similar loans on the market.

PTSB is the first lender to move on the new state-backed Home Energy Upgrade Loan scheme, offering loans at a… Continue reading

TAMS 3 Options For Bovine Fencing And Meal Bins

Business and technology drystock advisor with Teagasc, Keith Fahy has outlined how farmers can access grants for bovine fencing and meal bins under the Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3).

The recent wet weather has highlighted the importance of having… Continue reading

Preparing Your Pit – The Last Preparations For First Cut

Grass samples tested last week showed low sugar levels, advises ruminant nutritionist Brian Reidy.

Thankfully, over the last week, plenty of farms grabbed the opportunity to get first-cut silage into pits and bales. Conditions were very good, and the grass… Continue reading

Ryanair Shares Travel Packing Tips To Help You Avoid Hassle And Extra Charges

The do’s and don’ts from Ryanair are aimed at taking the hassle out of travel during the holiday season

Ryanair has shared its list of dos and don’t when it comes to packing for a holiday trip and avoid extra… 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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