CAFRE – Use Stale Seed Beds To Get On Top Of Grass Weeds

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) agronomist Leigh McLean is advising the use of stale seed beds to get on top of grass weeds over the coming weeks.

This opportunity is a direct consequence of this… Continue reading

Minister Hackett Publishes Shared National Vision For Forestry 2050

A Shared National Vision for trees, woods and forests in Ireland until 2050 has been published by Minister of State with responsibility for forestry, Pippa Hackett today (Monday, September 12).

The visionary document calls for “the right trees in the… Continue reading

What Happens To Your Pension When You Die?

You spend your entire working life accumulating what you hope will be a sufficient Pension Fund for your retirement, for many people it may be your biggest financial asset, possibly worth more than your house or any other savings you… Continue reading

Why It’s Time To Boot Rural Red Tape Into Relegation

Mariann Fischer Boel, speaking in 2008, said that simplifying the CAP and reducing the burden of red tape was one of his main priorities.

God be with the days when former EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan expressed his view that… Continue reading

Record High Homeless Numbers In North West Region

Significantly increased funding required after highest level of official homelessness ever recorded.

Official homelessness figures are at the highest ever recorded in the region and Noel Daly, CEO of North West Simon, said the figures do not even show the… Continue reading

Free Health And Wellbeing Programme Being Rolled Out To Farmers

The aim is to recruit 64 farmers in counties Waterford and Roscommon to participate in the six-week programme.

A free health and wellbeing programme aimed at providing farmers with the tools to live and work productively and safely has been… Continue reading

Farm Safety – Would You Consider A Camera To Monitor PTO Drive?

In the wake of the recent Farm Safety Week in Northern Ireland, the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) is encouraging the farming community to consider new and emerging farm safety technology in efforts to keep everyone safe on farms.

With fast-moving… Continue reading

Public Consultation Opens For Small-Scale Generation Scheme

A public consultation will run until September 29.

The Government says a Small-Scale Generation (SSG) scheme in 2023 will enable farmers and other businesses to maximise participation in the energy transition, and will provide an easier route to market for… Continue reading

Leitrim Sustainable Agriculture Group Farm Walk In Manorhamilton Friday, September 2nd

The Leitrim Sustainable Agriculture Group is organising a farm walk on the theme of ‘Farming for Biodiversity, Water Quality and Enhanced Income on Leitrim Farms’.

The walk will take place on the farm of James Gilmartin, Beech Cottage, Pollboy, Manorhamilton,… Continue reading

British Vets Call For Stricter Dog Import Rules Amid Health Concerns

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued a strong reminder to members of the public about the serious disease risks from importing dogs from abroad amid health concerns for both humans and animals.

The BVA has urged all prospective dog… 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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