Debate On Banning Slug Pellets To Protect Hedgehogs

‘When it rains, the metaldehyde is washed off the soil and into watercourses, which include ponds, and leads to the poisoning of fish, toads and frogs’

Most of the country’s hedgehogs have now gone into hibernation for the winter, but… Continue reading

DAERA Issues Advice On New BVD Requirements For Cattle Moving South

The Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has said that cattle moving to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) will soon have to meet new requirements related to their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) status.

This change… Continue reading

Calving Checklist – Have You All The Equipment You Need ?

In the run up to Christmas it can be easy to forget what’s just around the corner on many suckler and dairy farms – the calving season.

On many farms, calving gets underway in mid, to late-January, and is well… Continue reading

Magic Mona – Bronze For McSharry At World Championships

Mona McSharry surged her way to a bronze medal at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi.

A new Irish record – her sixth in the last five days – saw McSharry take third in the 100m breaststroke… Continue reading

How To Get Weight On Animals As efficiently As Possible

Feed costs are very important. But as important is that it must be the correct feed for the animals being finished.

Profit from finishing cattle requires many variables to be right as possible.

Many of these are out of our… Continue reading

Is Remote Work The Tonic Rural Life Needs?

With broadband rollout remote working can now form part of rural rejuvenation.

Cork County now has the highest number of broadband connection points (BCPs) of any local authority area.

Part of the National Broadband Plan, these are publicly accessible sites… Continue reading

Q&A – What Are The Latest Travel Rules, And What Do I Need To Get Back Into Ireland For Christmas?

Conor Pope on travelling to and from Ireland as the Omicron Covid-19 threat mounts.

Background photograph Colin Keegan-Collins

Will we be able to travel this Christmas?

It looks that way, although it will not be a normal Christmas. DAA, which… Continue reading

Essential Tips On How To Avoid Car Trouble Over Christmas Holidays

Christmas is just around the corner and while that means a well-earned break from work, it also spells the start of busy roads and potentially bad weather.

On top of this, the weather looks to be getting colder, with sub-zero… Continue reading

Government Backs Down On Public Services Card

Department of Social Protection acknowledges individuals cannot be compelled to use card for services.

The Department of Social Protection has acknowledged that the controversial public services card (PSC) cannot be made a mandatory requirement for accessing public services.

The move… Continue reading

Five Key Things You Should Do If You Are Thinking Of Converting To Organic

Organic farming can have financial and lifestyle advantages but there are steps to take before making the switch

If you’re thinking of converting to organic farming, now is a good time to do your homework, according to Teagasc organic specialist… 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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