Education

Family farm inspires teacher to write book series

Family farm inspires teacher to write book series

A special education teacher has written a series of books inspired by her family farm, to enable and encourage reluctant...

January 23, 2022

New €50k agri scholarship launched at UCD

New €50k agri scholarship launched at UCD

University College Dublin (UCD) and FDC Group have announced details of a new annual scholarship programme available to students enrolled...

November 28, 2021

Grad development: UCC enrols for part-time agri-food diploma

Grad development: UCC enrols for part-time agri-food diploma

UCC has announced the opening of its part-time graduate development programme – which will lead to a Diploma in Leadership...

June 30, 2021

DkIT launches new part-time agri degree and qualifications

DkIT launches new part-time agri degree and qualifications

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has announced the launch of a suite of part-time programmes in agriculture – which will...

June 29, 2021

New farm book tells the story of farming and food in verse

New farm book tells the story of farming and food in verse

A leading communicator within the farming and food sectors has indicated that more can be done to encourage the inclusion...

June 26, 2021

Subsidised masters: Looking to upskill in Irish agriculture?

Subsidised masters: Looking to upskill in Irish agriculture?

An opportunity has become available for those working the agricultural sector to study a part-time masters degree – at a...

June 2, 2021

Part-time Green Cert enrolment projected for ‘highest intake since 2015’

Part-time Green Cert enrolment projected for ‘highest intake since 2015’

Green Cert part-time and distance enrolments for 2021 at Teagasc colleges are projected to be the highest intake over the...

May 26, 2021

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