Education

Extra teaching posts to boost Green Cert places by up to 1,000

Extra teaching posts to boost Green Cert places by up to 1,000

The 20 additional fixed-term teaching positions which Teagasc will receive are set to increase the number of available Green Cert...

March 5, 2021

Extra staff to be assigned to Green Cert ‘demand hotspots’

Extra staff to be assigned to Green Cert ‘demand hotspots’

Additional resources in terms of new teaching staff will be assigned to regions where there have been Green Cert “demand...

February 26, 2021

Extra teaching posts ‘excellent news for next generation of farmers’

Extra teaching posts ‘excellent news for next generation of farmers’

The announcement of 20 extra Teagasc teaching posts has been described as “excellent news for the next generation of young...

February 26, 2021

Green Cert green light: McConalogue secures 20 extra Teagasc teaching posts

Green Cert green light: McConalogue secures 20 extra Teagasc teaching posts

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has secured 20 additional fixed-term teaching positions for Teagasc. In response...

February 26, 2021

Calls grow to address ‘chronic lack’ of Green Cert places

Calls grow to address ‘chronic lack’ of Green Cert places

Calls are increasing in political circles for more places to be made available for prospective Green Cert students following a...

February 24, 2021

Agricultural courses: What are the options to consider?

Agricultural courses: What are the options to consider?

As agricultural education has evolved to continue through the Covid-19 lockdowns that have been in place over the past year,...

February 1, 2021

Debt is hampering many farmers’ attempts to plot a viable future

Debt is hampering many farmers’ attempts to plot a viable future

A study carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has confirmed that existing debt is preventing a significant...

December 17, 2020

New assistant principal appointed at Ballyhaise College

New assistant principal appointed at Ballyhaise College

Teagasc has appointed Marianne Lyons as the new assistant principal in Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co. Cavan. Lyons graduated from University...

November 26, 2020

Disappointment as IT Tralee forced to drop agri mech course for 2020

Disappointment as IT Tralee forced to drop agri mech course for 2020

IT Tralee was forced to drop its level 7 Agricultural Mechanisation bachelor of science degree course due to a shortage...

September 18, 2020

All Teagasc colleges to reopen fully in next fortnight

All Teagasc colleges to reopen fully in next fortnight

Teagasc is working towards reopening all of its colleges between now and mid-September in line with national guidelines. Speaking to...

September 2, 2020

How did CIT agriculture students cope with Covid-19?

How did CIT agriculture students cope with Covid-19?

Agriculture students studying in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) were successfully able to navigate the challenges posed by Covid-19 on...

June 5, 2020

New principal appointed to the helm at Gurteen College

New principal appointed to the helm at Gurteen College

Jon Parry has been appointed principal of Gurteen College and will take over the reins this week from his predecessor...

September 6, 2019

Boyle: ‘We’re catching up – students are leading the way’

Boyle: ‘We’re catching up – students are leading the way’

Irish agricultural students are comfortable using digital tools to help them excel in farming – and to an extent Teagasc...

March 16, 2019

UCD ranked 5th in Europe for agricultural science

UCD ranked 5th in Europe for agricultural science

Agricultural sciences at University College Dublin has been placed fifth in Europe, and 19th globally, according to one world ranking....

November 5, 2018

Major changes afoot for Teagasc education courses

Major changes afoot for Teagasc education courses

A suite of new apprenticeships are set to be rolled out by Teagasc, as the main provider of further education...

June 6, 2018

Need for agri education and training set to intensify

Need for agri education and training set to intensify

The need for education and training across the land sector will intensify over the coming years and decades, delegates at...

June 5, 2018

Cork farmer wins Teagasc / FBD Insurance Student of the Year

Cork farmer wins Teagasc / FBD Insurance Student of the Year

The overall winner of the Teagasc / FBD Insurance Student of the Year award is Conor Coakley from Co. Cork....

April 17, 2018

Is paying people to take part in discussion groups ‘sustainable’?

Is paying people to take part in discussion groups ‘sustainable’?

The topic of people being paid to take part in discussion groups was a hot topic of debate at today’s...

October 6, 2017