Gardaí Issue Reminder To Renew Firearm Licences

Gardaí are encouraging firearm owners to submit their fully completed licence renewals once the form is received in the post.

Gardaí said that some people have not filled out the new form and have had to surrender their firearms and… Continue reading

Law Changes To Reduce Landowners Duty Of Care To Trespassers

New legislation has made certain obligations placed on occupiers of property less onerous.

It will be welcomed by landowners worried about trespassers, especially after farm organisations recently warned of gangs trespassing on their lands, stealing equipment and intimidating and assaulting… Continue reading

CAO – Drop In Points For Some Agricultural Science Courses

The Central Applications Office (CAO) has today (Wednesday, August 30) issued 87,075 round one offers to 57,980 CAO applicants.

These offers consist of 52,949 Level 8 course offers and 34,126 Level 6 and 7 course offers.

59% of the Level… Continue reading

Daniel Hits Gold At His Favourite Venue

Breaghwyhill Tia, Sired by Padirac, born September 2022, Tullamore 2023 Reserve Senior Female Calf Champion. (Daniel & Eamonn O’Connor)

MED member Daniel O Connor from Ballinfull Co. Sligo had another successful trip to his favourite Agricultural Show, Tullamore show weekend… Continue reading

Ospreys Breed In Ireland For First Time In Over 200 Years

Ospreys have been recorded breeding in Ireland for the first time in over 200 years, Ulster Wildlife has confirmed.

The pair has bred at a confidential nest site in Co. Fermanagh.

The bird of prey, which is also known as… Continue reading

Converting To Organic Sheep Farming – The Practical Implications

The increase in payment rates for the Organic Farming Scheme 2023, coupled with a reduction in the minimum stocking rate required, has led to an almost doubling of organic farmers in Ireland.

Approximately 2,000 farmers will commence conversion to an… Continue reading

Andrew McShea Opens Tullyhouse Organic Farm Shop In Ballyshannon

The shop also stocks organic wagyu beef which many deem a delicacy and is a much sought after item by restaurants.

A new farm shop, Tullyhouse Organic Farm, has opened its doors for the very first time, in Ballyshannon, this… Continue reading

Area Monitoring System: Everything You Need To Know

The use of the Area Monitoring System (AMS) to monitor area-based schemes in EU Member States became mandatory on January 1, 2023. 

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) will monitor four schemes using AMS in 2023: The… Continue reading

Minister Launches Succession Scheme With Grants Up To €1,500

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has today (Wednesday, August 9) announced the launch of a new scheme to encourage farm succession.

The Succession Planning Advice Grant (SPAG) will provide a maximum payment of €1,500 to help… Continue reading

Calls For Northern Ireland Farmers To Register For Zone 2 Of Soil Health Scheme

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has urged farmers to register for Zone 2 of its Soil Nutrient Health Scheme before the end of the month.

Farmers in Co. Fermanagh, west Co. Armagh and south Co.… 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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