Vitamin D can help build resistance to Covid-19

Researchers from Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Trinity College Dublin (Trinity) have found that taking Vitamin D supplements may enhance resistance to respiratory infections such as Covid-19, or limit the severity of the illness for those that do become infected. Dr Daniel McCartney (TU Dublin) and Dr Declan Byrne (St. James’s Hospital and School of Medicine, Trinity), co-authors […]

SEAT starts the production of emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities

SEAT has started the production of emergency ventilators at its Martorell facilities to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. The device has been authorised by the Spanish Agency of Medicine for clinic investigation and the daily production volume will be constantly adjusted with the authorities according to demand to avoid unnecessary stocks. The company will […]

ABP action a ‘kick in the teeth’ for Irish farmers – Cullinan

IFA President Tim Cullinan said at a time when Irish beef farmers are facing collapsing prices, it’s incredible that the ABP food group, an Irish-owned company, would bring in beef from Poland to stock supermarket shelves in the UK.   “The European beef market is in turmoil. This has impacted more severely in Ireland as […]

Farm Methodically for Safety

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, now is one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history.  Farmers, as food producers, are crucial to society.  A farm injury is unwelcome at any time, but currently an injury would be particularly unwelcome as it could jeopardise running of a farm, require attendance at a medical facility […]

CV-19: 20 Boredom busting ideas for kids (and parents!)

Not sure what to do with the kids? Well for starters, don’t worry. As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day. Your most important job when it comes to your child’s learning is to show an interest and get involved. You […]

2020 Punchestown Festival Cancelled

Punchestown Racecourse today confirmed the cancellation of the 2020 Punchestown Festival which was scheduled to take place from Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May.   Following consultation with Horse Racing Ireland and the relevant statutory bodies the Punchestown Festival has been cancelled in response to the ongoing threat to public health due to Covid-19. […]

Two Economic Scenarios Tested in Response to COVID-19 Crisis – ROI GDP projected to contract by between 7.3% and 13.1%

EY – Two Economic Scenarios Tested in Response to COVID-19 Crisis – ROI GDP projected to contract by between 7.3% and 13.1%   ‘Base Case’ Scenario: A high level of disruption until end of May 2020 and then business begins to return to normal. ROI GDP estimated to be 7.3% lower in 2020 ROI job losses […]

Utilities Regulator (CRU) Extends Covid-19 Customer Protection Measures to Assist Consumers

The recent extension of government measures regarding Covid-19, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), along with Gas and Electricity Suppliers, has extended the moratorium on domestic electricity and gas disconnections to April 19.   This measure was taken to provide appropriate protection and reassurance for electricity and gas customers during the current period of […]

Fyffes ‘Fit Squad’ Children’s Fitness Programme Goes Online

Banana importers Fyffes has taken its highly-successful primary schools ‘Fit Squad’ children’s fitness programme online in a series of short videos that can be viewed at home by pupils and parents at www.fyffesfitsquad.ie Each video is hosted by Irish fitness expert Tom Dalton, whose role over the past two years has been to represent Fyffes by […]

Advice, farmers,covid 19, corona virus

To our farming community, we stand with you during this difficult time. As farmers ourselves we typically look forward to the spring months as it heralds the start of prime farming season, however this year we appreciate times are very different for all of our customers, manufacturers, dealers and the extended Farm Compare family. As […]

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