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Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

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 countr...


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Price of Potatoes Soared 177% Over 12 months

The Department of Agriculture said this year's wet weather conditions and the consequent high incidence of blight, compounded by the inability to spray during wet weather, greatly affected potato yield which forced prices upwards. "Conversely, prices were relatively low last year due to a bumper crop," a spokesman said.

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'Fortress Ireland' Tactic For Ash Tree Disease

Further action has been announced by Northern Ireland's Forestry Minister to combat the threat of the ash tree disease which is affecting Great Britain. A "Fortress Ireland" approach is being adopted by Minister Michelle O'Neill, as she introduces emergency legislation which will work with similar legislation in the Republic of Ireland, to stop the importation of ash trees.

Read more: 'Fortress Ireland' Tactic For Ash Tree Disease

Colour your life Newsletter

Colour Your Life Newsletter

Create a delicious autumn display of fabulous fruits this year. Highlight trees laden with apples, pears and plums and your customers won't be able to say no! How about holding a full-on fruit fest in your centre? You could include everything from apple and pear dunking games to pear flan and apple pie.

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EPA To Establish National Inspection Plan

Recent legislation requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a National Inspection Plan for domestic waste water treatment systems, including septic tanks.The Inspection Plan is currently being developed and it is intended that a risk-based approach to inspections will commence in mid-2013. In the interim, the EPA is consulting and engaging with the public on the likely approach to inspections and how people can prepare in advance.

Read more: EPA To Establish National Inspection Plan

Ireland: Aldi Reaps Benefit of Tough Times

Aldi's share of the Irish grocery market has grown by 30% over the last year to 6%, with rival Dunnes Stores' share falling by 7.8% to 21% giving it the second largest market share behind Tesco's 28.6% — up 2.5%. Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland analysis on market share for the 12 weeks ending 30 Sept 2012, show that Aldi has posted market share growth of almost 30% year-on-year, which Kantar says is an all-time record for the German discounter.

Read more: Ireland: Aldi Reaps Benefit of Tough Times

GLDA

GLDA Lecture - Guilty as Charged Cancelled

Dear Members and Friends,

Due to unforeseen circumstances the GLDA regrets to announce the Guilty as Charged: Taking responsibility for our design legacy lecture planed for November 10th has been postponed until next year.

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Interflora

Top 10 Spooky Flowers for Halloween

Flowers are bright, beautiful and lovely things that bring fresh fragrance and wonderful colour into your home, right? Except, of course, when nature decides to turn nasty. That's when colourful and beautiful become dark and ugly. In preparation for Halloween, we've sought out the scariest, spookiest and generally most unpleasant-looking plants and flowers that we could find.

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Heritage Time: Making the Most of our Historic Assets - Conference

Heritage Time: Making the Most of our Historic Assets - Conference

The conference seeks to highlight the opportunities presented to public bodies, community groups and private individuals by vulnerable buildings at Risk. Our venue provides a shining example of how severely damaged buildings can be revived.

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Tallaght Stadium

Tallaght Stadium Wins Airtricity Pitch of the Year 2012

Stadium has won the 2010 Airtricity League Pitch of the Year award, following an inspection by the Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces (IISS). The winner of the award was announced after the IISS visited Tallaght Stadium and Turner's Cross, which was also shortlisted for the award, following nominations by the Airtricity League referees and players, in association with the PFAI.

Read more: Tallaght Stadium Wins Airtricity Pitch of the Year 2012

teagasc

Conference Hears of Low Interest by Farmers in Farm Diversification

Only a tiny proportion of farmers are interested in a diversified business according to the results of Teagasc research. The research showed that expanding the farm business or securing an off-farm job are the main economic strategies preferred by farmers.

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Botany Research at Trinity College Dublin Discover New Species

A recent paper by Dr Amornrat Prajaksood, Professor Pranom Chantaranothai, and Professor John Parnell has just been published in the prestigious journal Kew Bulletin. Researchers in the School of Botany TCD, together with Thai collaborators, have just described eight species, three subspecies and four varieties of the plant genus Eriocaulon from Thailand, all new to Science.

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The Netherlands

The Netherlands: Floriculture Exports Down in September

With a decline of 7% to € 371 million in September, the export value of flowers and plants from the Netherlands in the first quarter of the year declined to just over € 1 billion. The cumulative figures up to September increase by 4% to an export turnover of € 4.2 billion.

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Ash Trees

UK Government Bans Imports of Ash Trees

A ban on the import of ash trees to combat the threat of the tree disease ash dieback is being imposed with immediate effect, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson announced today. The disease, caused by the fungus Chalara fraxinea, leads to leaf loss and has already affected trees in England and Scotland, and killed trees in parts of mainland Europe. A rapid eight week consultation was launched which has shown that there is strong support for an import ban.

Read more: UK Government Bans Imports of Ash Trees

Horti Fair

International Horti Fair and FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer to Join Forces

The International Horti Fair and FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer will be pairing up in the form of a new combined fair that retains their own sharply defined profiles. In 2013, visitors can attend both trade fairs at a single location at FloraHolland in Aalsmeer.

Read more: International Horti Fair and FloraHolland Trade Fair Aalsmeer to Join Forces

Welcome to the Garden Retail Awards 2012

Welcome to the Garden Retail Awards 2012

The 2012 Garden Retail Awards promises to be a bigger and better event than ever. Celebrating the best of the garden retail industry, the Garden Retail Awards are an exceptional opportunity for you to showcase your services, ingenuity and successes.

Read more: Welcome to the Garden Retail Awards 2012