Teagasc’s Climate Blueprint Must Be Underpinned By Action – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the report recently published by Teagasc on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture as “an important blueprint, setting out the necessary policy measures that Government must introduce”. He said it also outlines the areas that the national farm advisory network must focus on, to ensure that […]

Collapse Of Health System Condemned By World Medical Association

The collapse of the public health care system in Nicaragua and the breakdown of medical ethics and human rights in the country have been condemned by the World Medical Association. Referring to the rapidly deteriorating situation in the country, WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura said that attacks on health workers, medical vehicles and hospitals were […]

Foodie Destinations Launched Today!

Does your town or region have what it takes to be the ultimate foodie destination of 2018? Applications for Foodie Destinations launched today, June 14th. This year, not only will there be a ‘Foodie Destination’ winner, there will also be the addition of a new category ‘Foodie Town’. Communities across the country are urged to […]

Co-Ops Need To Start Working On Price Increases – IFA

IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that co-ops owe it to their suppliers to reflect in their May milk price decisions the 4.8c/l increase in EU returns and the several points higher than expected 105.4 pts May PPI.   “The time for price cuts is now over. While cuts in supports by both Lakeland […]

€600,000 Funding Announcement For Ireland’s Circular Economy Innovators

The EPA has launched a €600,000 funding programme to support innovators. The Innovation for a Circular Economy Programme will support companies and organisations in Ireland to develop – and demonstrate – consumer and business solutions that will stimulate resource efficiency and the circular economy. Dr Shane Colgan, EPA Senior Manager, said, “There are enormous opportunities for Ireland […]

IFA Sets Priorities On CAP Rural Development

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must deliver a well-financed and ambitious Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the forthcoming CAP negotiations – that was the clear message from the IFA National Rural Development Committee meeting.   As a first priority it is vital that the funding available in the current RDP is fully utilised, Rural Development […]

DojoCon 2018 Announces Institute Of Technology Carlow As Major Partner

The Institute of Technology Carlow is to be one of the principal sponsors of DojoCon 2018, the global conference for the worldwide community of CoderDojos which takes place in Kilkenny from 19th-21st October.   CoderDojo is a global movement of volunteers who run free coding clubs for young people. DojoCon2018 will feature workshops, demos and talks […]

Asylum Seekers To launch Right To Work Campaign In Buswells

Led by asylum seekers, the MASI campaign calls for the right to work for all asylum seekers in Ireland without restrictions and without discrimination. The government is about to announce the details of Ireland’s opt in to the EU Directive on Reception Conditions, and the terms to be applied to the right to work for […]

LIT & GTMA Host Largest Ever Irish/UK Manufacturing Supply Chain Conference And Trade Exhibition

Up to 1,000 delegates visited Ireland’s largest manufacturing supply chain conference and trade exhibition – Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2018 – at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT). In its second year, the conference and engineering trade show, hosted by the UK tool technologies trade association – the GTMA in conjunction with LIT, exceeded last year’s attendance […]

Loneliness Taskforce Calls For Annual Funding

The Loneliness Taskforce has launched its report recommending that the Government take action on loneliness in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI).   The report, titled ‘A Connected Ireland’, recommends that annual funding of €3 million be put towards combating loneliness; responsibility to combat loneliness is allocated to a specific Minister and Government department; a […]

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