Rural Life

Road safety alert as farmers get busy

Road safety alert as farmers get busy

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have this afternoon urged road users to take extra...

July 22, 2013

Journal Report: Latest innovation in moisture levels of farm soil

Journal Report: Latest innovation in moisture levels of farm soil

The hamster ball. Great for exercising hamsters, bringing stress levels down in humans and, according to Spanish scientists in Journal...

July 22, 2013

Irish bring home world ploughing medals

Irish bring home world ploughing medals

The Irish team has won gold and bronze at the World Ploughing Championships in Canada while Northern Ireland has claimed...

July 22, 2013

Farming is SoFAB

Farming is SoFAB

At the recent Social Farming Across Borders (SoFAB) conference held in Carrick-on-Shannon the large attendance of almost 200 heard about...

July 20, 2013

I think therefore I jam

I think therefore I jam

Renowned pastry supremo Louise Lennox was on hand to create some culinary wonders at the launch of Siúcra’s Sure-Set sugar yesterday...

July 18, 2013

Clash of the ash

Clash of the ash

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, today opened a Conference...

July 17, 2013

Innovations in baby food

Innovations in baby food

The View from France: Although the birth rate in France remains relatively strong (827,000 in 2011) the baby food sector...

July 17, 2013

Rural transport numbers jump to 1.3m

Rural transport numbers jump to 1.3m

Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly recently announced the creation of 18 new transport co-ordination units (TCUs) across the country as...

July 17, 2013

Irish ploughing for the stars in Canada

Irish ploughing for the stars in Canada

Eamonn Tracey, Carlow and John Whelan, Wexford departed recently for the World Ploughing Contest this week in Olds, Alberta, Canada....

July 17, 2013

Anna Marie McHugh appointed general secretary of world ploughing

Anna Marie McHugh appointed general secretary of world ploughing

The executive committee of the World Ploughing Organisation (WPO) recently appointed a new general secretary. Anna Marie McHugh from Republic...

July 16, 2013

Irish Countrywomens Association Q&A

Irish Countrywomens Association Q&A

How important is the role of women in farming in Ireland? The Irish Countrywomens Association (ICA) has been at the...

July 16, 2013

Cavan farmer dies in tragic accident

Cavan farmer dies in tragic accident

A Cavan farmer has died in a farming accident on Friday. Pat Bradley, 57, was in Dungimmon, off Mount Nugent....

July 15, 2013

How to Sell to Farmers…

How to Sell to Farmers…

In this week’s post, Lorna Sixmith outlines the dos and do-nots for those hoping to make a sale with a...

July 12, 2013

Holidaymakers warned of Illegal Produce

Holidaymakers warned of Illegal Produce

 Bringing back novel or exotic food and plant products from some countries could result in serious disease and unwanted pests....

July 12, 2013

Ash Dieback: The Warning Signs

Ash Dieback: The Warning Signs

DARD have outlined the warning signs for Ash dieback. Speaking after the launch of the All Ireland Chalara Control Strategy,...

July 11, 2013

Minister issues Warning on Wildfires

Minister issues Warning on Wildfires

Tom Hayes T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry today...

July 11, 2013

Kerry Group invest €100million in Tech

Kerry Group invest €100million in Tech

Work has commenced on the establishment of a Kerry Group Global Technology & Innovation Centre in Ireland to serve the...

July 10, 2013

Land of Talks and Honey

Land of Talks and Honey

The Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association (FIBA) has outlined its summer course for 2013. The week-long event will include a...

July 9, 2013