29June2016

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture Open Day & New Courses

Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture Open Day & New Courses

The Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture is continuing to expand its suite of courses which may s...


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Promote to the Global Horticultural Market

  • Enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards  
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    World Congress of Food Science and Technology Launched

    The World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2016, which will take from 21st to 25th August in Dublin, was officially launched by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.

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      Galway is 2017 European Green Leaf

      The European Commission has named the Irish city of Galway 2017 European Green Leaf. 

      Awarded by the European Commission, the European Green Leaf title recognises the commitment of smaller-sized cities to a better urban environment.

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        Video From EFSA’s Expert Meetings: Plant Protection Products

        Watch our news video report to find out what was discussed and decided at this week’s open meeting of EFSA’s Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues.

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          REACH 2018 Registration Seminar - 24th November 2016

          Have you pre-registered a substance(s) under REACH with the intention of registering by the last registration deadline, 31st May 2018? If so, then you will be interested to know that the Health and Safety Authority intends to run a seminar specifically for companies intending to register in 2018. 

          Read more: REACH 2018 Registration Seminar - 24th November 2016

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            Big Businesses and Little Start Ups

            The food and beverage industry craves innovation. Every category analysis talks about the need for new products. Yet we know for many food conglomerates innovation often means brand extensions or new packaging concepts and Cadbury and Heinz could be well recognised in this space.

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              Forestry Drive Threatens Rural Life, Warns IFA

              Rural communities in the west are at risk of being swallowed by towering woodlands as foreign investment companies buy up huge tracts of agricultural land to plant trees for export, the IFA says.

              Last week, more than 200 farmers voiced opposition to the surge of afforestation in Leitrim - which they believe is being "unfairly targeted" by the Government's national policy to increase forestry.

              Read more: Forestry Drive Threatens Rural Life, Warns IFA

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                HTA Plant Show - Salvia Blue Marvel Takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards

                Salvia Blue Marvel from Darby Nursery Stock has been crowned best in show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (21 and 22 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

                Read more: HTA Plant Show - Salvia Blue Marvel Takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards

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                  Doyle Addresses AGM of Irish Wood Producers Group

                  Speaking at the AGM of Irish Wood Producers Group in Mullinavat, Co. Kilkenny, recently, Minister Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, highlighted the importance of such Groups.

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                    Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

                    It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The country has spoken and it is for us to listen. Many businesses will be concerned and need time to assess the implications. But they are used to dealing with challenges and change and we should be confident they will adapt.

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                      Cross-border Agri-Food Cluster Programme

                      Are you thinking about growing your Food/Drinks business or have you thought about the cross border market potential?

                      PLATO EBR aims to strategically assist Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) for competitive growth in a crossborder capacity across the East Border Region.

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                        Statement on Result of the UK EU Referendum by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D.

                        The result of the UK EU referendum has the potential to give rise to significant challenges for the Irish agri-food sector, and I am keenly aware of the concerns of those working in the sector about the UK exit decision.

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                          Royal FloraHolland - UK Remains an Important Export Market for Flowers and Plants

                          The outcome of the British referendum is inducing uncertainty in the horticultural sector. Lucas Vos, CEO Royal FloraHolland, gives his initial response to the news that the UK is leaving the EU.

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                            Doyle Announces Capital Investment Approvals of €5.4m Issued to Horticulture Sector

                            The Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle T.D. recently announced that €5.4 million in funding has been awarded to successful projects under the 2016 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector.

                            Read more: Doyle Announces Capital Investment Approvals of €5.4m Issued to Horticulture Sector