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# teagasc - Friday 8 October, 2021

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

A win for farming, a win for nature: scheming for sustainability

Oct 8th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,935 Views 7 Comments

Farm subsidies to protect biodiversity need to be channelled into results-led projects.

# teagasc - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature

Oct 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,414 Views 42 Comments
  • The EU's multi-billion euro farm subsidy model is driving up emissions & hitting nature hard, writes Niall Sargent and Ella McSweeney in new Noteworthy investigation
  • Irish farmers are being financially penalised for maintaining biodiversity hotspots
  • €100 billion of farm subsidies for climate action have had little impact on emissions, EU audit finds

# teagasc - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,396 Views 34 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# teagasc - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

'The demand for labour is unaffected by the pandemic': Food producers under pressure as harvest season begins

Apr 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 19,729 Views 55 Comments

Foreign supply chain anxiety could increase the need for the harvest season to run smoothly.

# teagasc - Thursday 3 January, 2019

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery
# Teagasc
# Teagasc

53% of farm fatalities last year associated with vehicles and machinery

Jan 3rd 2019, 1:57 PM 6,681 Views 3 Comments

Provisional figures from Teagasc recorded 17 farm deaths in 2018.

# teagasc - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years
# Cereal Killer
# Cereal Killer

The cereal harvest is forecast to be the worst in 24 years

Jul 24th 2018, 6:07 PM 24,642 Views 43 Comments

The worst performing crop is forecast to be spring wheat which is set to fall by a staggering 58%.

# teagasc - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply
# Crisis
# Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,746 Views 44 Comments

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# teagasc - Monday 6 November, 2017

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'The gap in household income in Dublin versus rural Ireland is widening'

Nov 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 26,613 Views 26 Comments

The government’s objective of delivering growth in rural areas still remains a challenge that remains to be overcome.

# teagasc - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years
# Cya-nara Roscommon
# Cya-nara Roscommon

Enough cyanide 'to wipe out Roscommon' lay in farmer's shed for 45 years

Nov 22nd 2016, 9:14 PM 43,372 Views 47 Comments

The farmer brought the killer chemicals down to a hazardous waste collection drive over the weekend.

# teagasc - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared
# Hairy Shearer
# Hairy Shearer

Before and after: The wooliest sheep in the world has just been sheared

Sep 3rd 2015, 8:49 AM 35,679 Views 22 Comments

The animal was carrying more than 40kg of wool.

# teagasc - Monday 10 August, 2015

There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk
# Udder Madness
# Udder Madness

There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk

Aug 10th 2015, 2:35 PM 22,213 Views 26 Comments

Farmers saying they are being paid less than it costs them to produce the commodity.

# teagasc - Thursday 17 July, 2014

"I don't think Fáilte Ireland knows that we're here" - the South-East tourism industry battles against the tide
# Road To Recovery
# Road To Recovery

"I don't think Fáilte Ireland knows that we're here" - the South-East tourism industry battles against the tide

Jul 17th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,922 Views 26 Comments

Despite falling tourist numbers and a plunge in spending, the South-East is determined to bounce back.

# teagasc - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business
# Rural Towns
# Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 538 Views 17 Comments

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# teagasc - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?
# Economy
# Economy

Do we need a junior minister for rural development?

Oct 26th 2013, 7:31 PM 9,082 Views 42 Comments

RTÉ has seen a report which underlines how much Ireland’s rural areas have suffered in the downturn – should a minister be dedicated to tackling that issue?

# teagasc - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable
# Farms
# Farms

Nearly two-thirds of Irish farms are not economically viable

May 14th 2013, 1:04 PM 10,980 Views 73 Comments

The average income on a family farm fell by 15 per cent last year according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey published today.

# teagasc - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks
# Fodder Crisis
# Fodder Crisis

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

May 10th 2013, 6:02 PM 6,333 Views 54 Comments

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

# teagasc - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 3,968 Views 25 Comments

Nationally, there has been a 64 per cent decline in the ratio of employed to unemployed people with less than 5 people working for every person out of work.

# teagasc - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Infant antibiotic use may have implications for allergies, asthma and obesity - study

Jan 2nd 2013, 12:27 PM 7,401 Views 35 Comments

A new Irish study has shown that antibiotic use can reduce the number of bacteria in the intestines of children.

# teagasc - Sunday 18 November, 2012

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?
# Grow It Yourself
# Grow It Yourself

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?

Nov 18th 2012, 11:00 AM 10,761 Views 10 Comments

Just because you haven’t got a garden (or allotment) doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own vegetables.

# teagasc - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan
# Trade
# Trade

Sherlock to lead food and lifesciences trade mission to Japan

Oct 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,021 Views 13 Comments

Fourteen of Ireland’s leading food and lifesciences companies will also travel to Japan for the mission.

# teagasc - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials
# GM
# GM

Groups aim to launch legal challenge against GM trials

Aug 28th 2012, 9:22 AM 2,776 Views 56 Comments

Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan explained the reasoning behind the legal challenge, which involves a number of Irish food producers and organic groups.

# teagasc - Thursday 26 July, 2012

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato
# Superspuds?
# Superspuds?

EPA clears way for field trials of blight-resistant GM potato

Jul 26th 2012, 7:08 PM 3,519 Views 32 Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to allow Teagasc carry out experimental field research in Carlow.

# teagasc - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years
# Farm Safety
# Farm Safety

Farm injuries rise by 35 per cent in 5 years

Jun 21st 2012, 1:07 PM 2,110 Views 8 Comments

The latest research shows that farm family members suffered almost 90 per cent of farm injuries reported, while livestock-related injuries accounted for 33 per cent of all injuries.

# teagasc - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Department defends reappointment of top servant who retired 18 months ago
# Retirements
# Retirements

Department defends reappointment of top servant who retired 18 months ago

May 15th 2012, 1:31 PM 3,803 Views 39 Comments

An assistant secretary-general at the Department of Agriculture retired in 2010, but will stay on until October at least.

# teagasc - Monday 9 April, 2012

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We should be wary of GM foods, if the past has taught us anything

Apr 9th 2012, 6:00 PM 576 Views 50 Comments

In the past received wisdom was to blanket our fields in chemicals, writes Walter Ryan-Purcell – so what does that tell us for today?

# teagasc - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow
# GM Trials
# GM Trials

GM potato trials could be held in Carlow

Feb 28th 2012, 2:15 PM 3,935 Views 54 Comments

The Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Teagasc, is seeking a licence to grow GM potatoes in order to examine the potential impact on Irish ecosystems.