Ag Science

Ag science teachers voice new curriculum concerns

Ag science teachers voice new curriculum concerns

The Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association (IASTA) has a number of concerns about the new agricultural science curriculum and how...

August 1, 2020

Top marks for agricultural science students in this year’s Leaving Certificate

Top marks for agricultural science students in this year’s Leaving Certificate

The State Exam Commission (SEC) has confirmed that 4.8% of students who took the higher level agricultural science paper in...

August 15, 2019

How many students sat agricultural science in this year’s Leaving Cert?

How many students sat agricultural science in this year’s Leaving Cert?

Over 7,700 students in Ireland sat the agricultural science exam during this year’s Leaving Certificate in June. And today marks...

August 13, 2019

Leaving Cert ag science papers garner positive reaction

Leaving Cert ag science papers garner positive reaction

The Leaving Cert agricultural science papers for this year – the second last year of the current exam format, with...

June 22, 2019

Brexit ‘complicating food production sector’ – Hogan

Brexit ‘complicating food production sector’ – Hogan

Brexit is complicating Ireland’s food production sector. These were the sentiments expressed by EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Phil...

April 8, 2019

Investing in the future of agriculture through Horizon and CAP

Investing in the future of agriculture through Horizon and CAP

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Phil Hogan has highlighted that recent concerns over commodity prices, food security and...

April 5, 2019

‘Knowledge and technology’ at the heart of agricultural matters in IT Tralee

‘Knowledge and technology’ at the heart of agricultural matters in IT Tralee

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan told those gathered at the Institute of Technology, Tralee (IT Tralee)...

April 5, 2019

‘Farmers and agri-businesses are our boots on the ground’ – Hogan

‘Farmers and agri-businesses are our boots on the ground’ – Hogan

EIP-AGRI has proven itself to be a major policy and networking initiative helping to speed up research uptake and innovation...

April 5, 2019

Wexford students take SciFest award for agriculture project

Wexford students take SciFest award for agriculture project

Two students from Meanscoil Gharman, Brownswood, Enniscorthy, won the Science Teachers’ Association award at SciFest recently. Conn Caomhanach and Con...

November 18, 2018

UCC launches new agricultural science degree specialising in dairying

UCC launches new agricultural science degree specialising in dairying

The new agricultural science degree programme – which specialises in dairying – from the University College Cork (UCC), in association...

September 8, 2018

‘Agricultural science needs to reflect changes in modern agriculture’

‘Agricultural science needs to reflect changes in modern agriculture’

The Irish Agricultural Science Teachers’ Association (IASTA) is hopeful that progress will soon be achieved on the updating of the 1972...

August 25, 2018

NIIAS conference to debate how to close the consumer-producer divide

NIIAS conference to debate how to close the consumer-producer divide

The growing gap between consumers and primary producers will take centre stage at the Northern Ireland Institute of Agricultural Science...

February 8, 2018

Primary science fair calls for NI country schools and farm kids

Primary science fair calls for NI country schools and farm kids

Ireland’s biggest science fair is doubling its capacity in its second year in Belfast, bringing over 1,500 pupils together to...

February 2, 2018

Teagasc colleges’ open days to take place in the coming days and weeks

Teagasc colleges’ open days to take place in the coming days and weeks

Teagasc is set to run a number of open days at its Agricultural Colleges across the country for prospective students in...

March 7, 2017

Graduates from the agriculture sector are the highest paid – Survey

Graduates from the agriculture sector are the highest paid – Survey

Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Honours Bachelor Degree graduates are the highest earners, a...

February 15, 2017

Key Teagasc ag-college open days coming up

Key Teagasc ag-college open days coming up

Teagasc are running a number of open days at their Agricultural Colleges across the country for prospective students in the coming...

October 2, 2016

The unofficial guide to UCD for new Ag students (not suitable for parents)

The unofficial guide to UCD for new Ag students (not suitable for parents)

Over 200 young farmers and farmettes will start agricultural science in UCD in September. But what advice can former graduates...

September 13, 2016

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points for agricultural science drop on 2015 levels

Points to study Agricultural Science in UCD have fallen on 2015 levels by 10 points to 460, the Round One...

August 22, 2016