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Faced with tough decisions on Climate Emissions, the Government blinked – Chambers Ireland

July 29, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

Speaking after news of the CO2 emissions deal between Government parties broke, Chambers Ireland Head of Policy, Shane Conneely said “This is only the first of many difficult conversations on climate that we face, and the Government blinked. “We welcome some parts decision the agreement, but not how we got here. There has been too much uncertainty for the wider economy and society, and compromise has now been built into process. “In practical terms, farming accounts for 1% of our national income, even in regional areas its job creation effect is marginal. Farming is however an outsize part... [Read the full story]

GAA

GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy

November 19, 2021 · Comments Off on GAA’s ‘little bit of madness’ joins us together – McCarthy 

Faithful County GAA fans have been told a new publication on life within the Association by Offaly writer and editor PJ Cunningham highlights the ‘madness’ which joins them together. Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, was speaking as he launched ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ at Croke Park. Editor PJ Cunningham (r) and Ricey Scully at the launch of ‘Grassroots – Stories from the Heart of the GAA’ in Croke Park. Pic: Aishling Conway. The book, edited by Clara-native author and journalist, Cunningham, is a comprehensive treasure trove of GAA-related... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

New TG4 series celebrating live Irish trad and folk music

August 4, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

Pic: Presenters Aoife Ní Bhriain & Pauline Scanlon Rooted in live performance, Cúltír (“Hinterland”) sees Pauline Scanlon and Aoife Ní Bhriain -both rising stars of the Irish music scene – guide viewers through the musical and cultural heartbeat of six Irish counties. Focusing primarily on traditional and folk music, the series will continue for six consecutive Sundays starting on August 14th @ 9:30pm on TG4, with further episodes Mi Pauline and Aoife take to the stage with the cream of each county’s musical talent, from John Spillane in Co. Cork to Mick Hanly... [Read the full story]

Events

Farmers Encouraged to Attend Energy and Farm Business Show 2022 in Gurteen

July 13, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chair Paul O’Brien has encouraged farmers to attend the 2022 Energy and Farm Business Show in Gurteen College, Tipperary on Tuesday next, 19th July. The free event will provide farmers with the most up-to-date information on the opportunities in the renewable energy sector, as well as ways to improve energy efficiency on farms. There is also a strong focus on farm diversification options at this year’s show. “This year’s event will showcase the opportunities and supports that are available to farmers that want to get involved in renewable energy, be... [Read the full story]

Sports

Irish Sport Horse (ISH) Young Breeders crowned World Champions

July 13, 2022 · Leave a Comment 

The Irish Sport Horse Studbook Young Breeders team were crowned World Champions at the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses International Young Breeders World Championships in Ermelo, Holland July 7-9 2022. Teagasc have partnered with Horse Sport Ireland since 2005 to provide the ‘ISH Young Breeders’ training programme. Wendy Conlon Teagasc Equine Specialist manages the programme with support from Horse Sport Ireland and DAFM. The success of the programme hinges on wider industry collaboration. Jack Doyle, Tiernan Gill, Andrew Hughes and Philip Scott have provided their expertise in recent... [Read the full story]

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Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources

February 9, 2021 · Comments Off on Irish Water and Green-Schools supporting students during lockdown with suite of Stay Home Resources 

Green-Schools, in partnership with Irish Water, are supporting students and their families during lockdown with a series of Stay Home resources aimed at helping them learn more about water, one of our most fascinating and precious resources. With students and their parents adapting to the challenges of home schooling, these online resources are designed to be fun, entertaining and easily accessible. From water-themed videos to quizzes, experiments and much more, there is a host of activities for students of all ages to enjoy doing at home. Sé McDermott doing the Green-Schools Stay Home Plastic... [Read the full story]

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Faced with tough decisions on Climate Emissions, the Government blinked – Chambers Ireland

Speaking after news of the CO2 emissions deal between Government parties broke, Chambers Ireland Head of Policy, Shane Conneely said “This is only the first of many difficult conversations on climate that we face, and the Government blinked. “We welcome some parts decision the agreement, but not how we got here....

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Ifac reminds employers about incentives for electric vehicles

With the Government’s ambitious target to have almost a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding farmers and other business owners that generous grants and incentives are available for employers who provide...

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Higher emission targets for agriculture are not only crucial for our climate, but for water and air quality, biodiversity, and food security say civil society NGOs

The Environmental Pillar, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition and the Sustainable Water Network (SWAN) have voiced concern that almost no consideration is being given to the water pollution, air pollution, biodiversity loss and food security issues associated with agricultural intensification in the ongoing deliberations...

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IFA Welcomes Minister’s Comments of Horse Farmers’ Inclusion in TAMS Scheme

IFA Horse Project Team Chair Richard Kennedy has welcomed comments made by the Minister McConalogue at the launch of the Dublin Horse Show last week, that he plans to include investments in the equine sector under TAMS in the next CAP regime beginning in January 2023. “The IFA Horse Project Team along with the full...

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Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Commission launches four new infringement procedures against the UK

The European Commission has today launched four new infringement procedures against the United Kingdom for not complying with significant parts of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. They come in addition to the infringement procedures launched on 15 June 2022. Despite repeated calls by the European...

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