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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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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Leading Nurseryman Calls for Action and Industry Appeal - Last Chance to Recieve Launch Edition of HORTICULTURE CONNECTED magazine -20th Jan

In Leading Nurseryman Calls for Action and Industry Appeal to Minister on draft RDP Consultation Document there is potentially more losses ahead for Irish tree growers, unless they can make their voice heard. There was great fanfare last week as it was announced that Ireland now has a €10 billion Irish food export sector. Therein lies part of the problem, as ornamental horticulture it not top of any agenda for this government, due to a lack of understanding of the true value of ornamental horticulture to the overall economy.

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The Sodshow Meets Damian Corless Part 2

The SodShow, Dublin's only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast.

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SodShow - Peters Top 5 Great Outdoor Garden Books of 2013

The SodShow, Dublin's only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast.

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Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2014: 7th March, UCD

Organising committee: Dr Mary Kelly-Quinn (UCD), Dr Simon Harrison (UCC), Pascal Sweeney (Sweeney Consultancy), Dr Ian Donohue (TCD), Maria Walsh (National Biodiversity Data Centre).

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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Barry Lupton is Editor of New Print Publication HORTICULTURE CONNECTED - Happy Christmas - 20th December

We are very happy to have Barry Lupton MGLDA as the Magazine Editor. He divides his time between Landscape and Garden Design, teaching, writing on industry matters and working as an External Authenticator for Solas and QQI. Among the Launch Edition articles that Barry is currently working on are:

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Sodshow: All I want for Christmas

The SodShow, Dublin's only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast.

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EPAs Research Programme Into Fracking Welcomed

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tender for a two-year research programme into fracking. The programme will further the understanding of the potential impacts on the environment and human health from fracking projects/operations (including construction, operation and aftercare).

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The Sodshow Meets Pat Fitzgerald, Paddy Madden and Trevor Sargeant

The SodShow, Dublin's only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or after tea-time in podcast.

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100 Years of Forestry at UCD - Sean McBride Lecture

1912 Augustine Henry Appointed. 

HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - 15th Jan is Adverts & News Deadline for HORTICULTURE CONNECTED New PRINT magazine - Irish food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion - 13th Jan

The usual time I put in to the weekly comment is all going into address research. Its been a number of years since Ireland's last trade magazine HLI was published and the marketplace has changed beyond recognition. HORTICULTURE CONNECTED magazine is busy compiling an up-to-date list of addresses for key businesses and people in the horticulture sector across the island of Ireland.

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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Moving from 'Surviving to Thriving' in 2014 - Signup for HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Print Magazine Now - 3rd January

Another new year. A time to be thoughtful about the business year past. What worked and what did not? What are the new things we are going to be doing for our business in 2014, with more, the same or even less resources available to us? What do we give up to make sure that any new ideas and initiatives have a real chance to work? Its a common mistake we can all make (us included).

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Ennis Prepares to Host Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship

The countdown has begun to the third annual Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championship which takes place at Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park in Ennis, Co. Clare, this Sunday (5 January, 2014). All proceeds raised by the event, which is organised by Ennis Town Council and Clare County Council, will go toward the Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis.

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Horizon 2020 Launched with €15 Billion Over First Two Years

The European Commission has today for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives.

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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Does Technology work for you or Do you work for Technology? Putting the Social into Social Media - Dec 13th

Does Technology work for you or Do you work for Technology? Its a question I ask myself and others all of the time. Is technology freeing up more of my time, just to do more technology, which in turn is making me busier and busier? Does social media allow me to be virtually social with more people on-line and less social with real people who are in front of me? How many times have you been waiting for some service, while the service provider was chatting away on a phone and you get the "with you in a minute" sound-bite?

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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Sorry for HortiTrends IT Nightmare - New HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Print Magazine Sign-up Form - 4th December 2013

When you work with Information Technology as much as we do, the learning is usually done by making mistakes, discovering them and fixing them before anyone else notices. We are in the process of moving to a new service provider for our newsletter and its been a bit of a nightmare so far, as any of you who clicked on the link we sent last Friday for the Sign-up Form to get a free Copy of New Magazine HORTICULTURE CONNECTED will have noticed. P.S. It works now!

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SCP Adopts Framework to Assess Environmental Impact of Food

The European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Round Table [1] adopted recently, during its plenary meeting, the ENVIFOOD Protocol [2], a harmonised framework methodology to assess the environmental impact of food products.

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