Rural Life

Charity begins with a Keelings berry

Charity begins with a Keelings berry

Ronan Keating this morning launched the Marks & Spencer Keelings Irish Berries Promotion in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation....

July 3, 2013

Best Kept Town winners, Castlecoote scoops first prize

Best Kept Town winners, Castlecoote scoops first prize

UPDATE: Castlecoote, Co Roscommon is the overall winner of Ireland’s Best Kept Town competition 2013. The results were announced this...

July 2, 2013

JFC innovation/ Irish Farmers Journal

JFC innovation/ Irish Farmers Journal

Video highlights of the recent JFC Innovation Awards for Rural Business, run in conjunction with Teagasc, the Irish Farmers Journal and the...

July 2, 2013

Moorepark splash of success with milk tool

Moorepark splash of success with milk tool

A new tool to improve milk quality standards has recently been developed at Teagasc, Moorepark. It comprises a series of...

July 2, 2013

The Farm has highest rate of occupational death

The Farm has highest rate of occupational death

The principal driver of good health and safety management on farms is taking ongoing preventative action. This was the message...

July 1, 2013

Prof Walls steals the Virginia Show

Prof Walls steals the Virginia Show

Prof Patrick Wall, associate professor of public health in University College Dublin’s School of Public Health and Population Sciences, and...

July 1, 2013

€50m for pharmabiotics Teagasc hub

€50m for pharmabiotics Teagasc hub

Teagasc has this afternoon welcomed Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the industry’s multimillion investment into the next phase of the Alimentary...

July 1, 2013

Meath’s fields of dreams

Meath’s fields of dreams

UPDATE: The Steering Group of Meath Field Names Project, which has been working away for the past few years on gathering...

June 28, 2013

Organic summer farm walks

Organic summer farm walks

UPDATE: A nationwide series of national organic farming open days will take place this summer. Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture,...

June 28, 2013

Meade Potato Company Win

Meade Potato Company Win

Meade Potato Company has won an agri-business award at this year’s Ulster Bank Business Achiever Awards 2012. The judges stated Meade...

June 27, 2013

The Keogh’s Crisps of entrepreneurship

The Keogh’s Crisps of entrepreneurship

Agri-food business Keogh’s Crisps is a leading player at a major entrepreneurship think-in this morning. The new Entrepreneurship Forum, which...

June 27, 2013

Online payments threaten rural post offices

Online payments threaten rural post offices

An Post has once again won the tender for social welfare payment services from 2014, it was announced this morning....

June 26, 2013

Prepare your show cow for Virginia Show

Prepare your show cow for Virginia Show

The Diageo Baileys Irish Champion Dairy Cow Competition, sponsored by Baileys Irish Cream and Glanbia, is back for its 30th year at the Virginia Show...

June 26, 2013

Bog snorkelling as clear as mud

Bog snorkelling as clear as mud

Images of Monaghan and Ireland will be seen by more than 2.8 million people across Canada later this year, after...

June 25, 2013

College kids diary innovation

College kids diary innovation

A team of students from Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has been named ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2013’.  The...

June 22, 2013

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