Advice For Farms Considering Installing Rooftop Solar Panels

Farmers are now eligible to apply for grant aid to install solar PV on their rooftops under the new Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3), which opened for applications at the end of February.

The addition of solar panels on… Continue reading

More Than Half Of Britain And Ireland’s Native Plants In Decline – Report

More than half of Britain and Ireland’s native plants have declined since the 1950s because of agriculture, climate change and non-native invasive species, a new report has found.

The 20-year research project, titled Plant Atlas 2020 and published by the… Continue reading

Former Minister Who Introduced Retrofit Grants Has To Abandon Plans For Own Home Because Of High Cost

The former minister who introduced the home retrofit grant scheme had to abandon plans to avail of it for his own house because of the cost.

Denis Naughten, who as minister for environment introduced the first grants in 2017, said… Continue reading

New Painting Captures Essence Of Old Bundoran Express Train

There was a great headline in a recent article that featured David Briggs’ artistic work, entitled “A Brush with the Past”.

It certainly captures the spirit and dedication of the Antrim based Ulster painter, who specialises, but is not exclusively… Continue reading

Fermanagh Border Greenway Could Bring Tourists To Former Railway Route

While the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway is long gone, a new proposed tourism development could mirror the route of the former railway line and link up the main towns of Sligo and Enniskillen as well as smaller towns… Continue reading

TAMS 3 Opens

TAMS provides funding for capital investments on farms and will be in place for five years with a budget of €370m. It will include 10 schemes.

Solar panels on farms will be the first available investment.

The first tranche of… Continue reading

Older Farmers Shut Out As Supports Move To Online

Digital-only access to information and applications a barrier to thousands.

Thousands of older farmers can not access State and business services and supports due to the increasing shift of information and application forms to online.

Dubbed the ‘grey divide’, those… Continue reading

Irish Hurricane Study Shows 40pc Increase In Rainfall With Just One Degree Of Ocean Warming

Irish researchers have discovered a terrifying link between warming seas and massive increases in the amount of rain dumped on land by hurricanes.

They found that just a 1C increase in ocean temperature increases hurricane rainfall by 40pc, making hurricanes… Continue reading

Top 10 AI Sires Used On Irish Suckler Cows In 2022

The Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) recently released a table showing the top 10 artificial insemination (AI) sires used on suckler cows in 2022.

According to the ICBF, 822,746 beef calves (beef sire and beef dam) were born on Irish… Continue reading

Farm Organisations Welcome Inclusion Of All ACRES Applicants

Farm organisations have welcomed today’s (Wednesday, March 1) announcement by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue that all valid applications for the Agri Climate Rural Environment Scheme (ACRES) scheme will be accepted.

Over 46,000 applications were made… 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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