Rural Life

Farmer of the year award

Farmer of the year award

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has congratulated award-winning students at St Colman’s College, Newry. Niall Murphy, winner of the...

June 22, 2013

Farming out agri innovation

Farming out agri innovation

More than 80 agri students graduated from courses in food, packaging and communication at the Loughry Campus, College of Agriculture, Food...

June 21, 2013

Earley was a show-stopper at Kildare

Earley was a show-stopper at Kildare

The Kildare County Show on Sunday the 16th of June did not disappoint. The weather was a worry in the...

June 20, 2013

Final brick on Hannan Meats salt wall

Final brick on Hannan Meats salt wall

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill marked the latest phase in the award-winning meat processor Hannan Meats’ development by placing the final salt...

June 19, 2013

Engineering the quality of straw

Engineering the quality of straw

Alistair Chambers from Carlow Town and a student at IT Carlow has won first prize in the Engineers Ireland Level...

June 19, 2013

Tweeting farmers take the lead

Tweeting farmers take the lead

Farmers Feed Families  launched the first of its initiatives entitled Tweeting Farmers on the 6 June in Old Farm, Lorrha, Co...

June 18, 2013

ICA carer up for Mom of the Year

ICA carer up for Mom of the Year

“You are a mother you just get on with it.” These are the wise words of full-time carer and mother...

June 13, 2013

Social media key for ICA

Social media key for ICA

Social media and twitter are key to the future of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA), its recent AGM in Portlaoise...

June 13, 2013

ICA member celebrates her 103rd birthday

ICA member celebrates her 103rd birthday

Lucy Carty, an Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) member from Bishopstown Cork celebrated her 103rd birthday recently. She celebrated this occasion...

June 13, 2013

Communication key to European farm advice hubs

Communication key to European farm advice hubs

Knowledge transfer is key for European farm advisory services going forward. This was the main message at the Teagasc, the...

June 13, 2013

Social farming to help people in need

Social farming to help people in need

Social farming has the potential to offer solutions to public service provision in rural areas and to re-connect farmers with...

June 12, 2013

Heavy metal

Heavy metal

Many people think that blacksmiths and metal workers no longer exist in Ireland and that they have to accept poor...

June 8, 2013

Strawberry surge

Strawberry surge

There has been a huge surge in strawberry sales the past year, according to a Kantar survey just out. The...

June 8, 2013

Teagasc hub to honour agri legend

Teagasc hub to honour agri legend

The building of the new Paddy O’Keeffe Innovation Centre got under way yesterday with an official sod-turning event at Teagasc’s Animal...

June 8, 2013

Woodturners guild that turns heads

Woodturners guild that turns heads

The Irish Woodturners Guild is one of the oldest guilds of its type in the world. It has more than...

June 7, 2013

Chinese agri science partnership with Teagasc

Chinese agri science partnership with Teagasc

Ireland’s agricultural research agency Teagasc has signed a partnership deal with its Chinese counterpart to allow for the facilitation of...

June 6, 2013

Oldest vet in Ireland celebrates his 100th birthday

Oldest vet in Ireland celebrates his 100th birthday

Tipperary man Jack Powell is celebrating a life full of love, laughter and all things veterinary and vet related this...

June 6, 2013