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Towards Resource Efficiency via Business Model Innovation

The modern consumer economy has a fundamental flaw that promotes unsustainable consumption: the more companies sell, the more they earn. Turntoo, a Dutch company, has been building its business model based on an alternative system in which products are not sold by the producer to the consumer, but remain the property of the producer throughout their lifecycles. The Turntoo model fits into the broader trends of product service systems or extended producer responsibility which integrate services into a product offering.

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Brigss and Stratton

Irish Grassland Machinery Appointed Briggs & Stratton - New Simplicity Distributor for Ireland

Briggs & Stratton Products Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Irish Grass Machinery as the distributor for its Simplicity product range in Ireland. Following the successful integration of the Ferris brand season 2012 and having achieved considerable sales success with this brand, Irish Grass Machinery are enlarging their product portfolio to encompass the premium grade Simplicity line of products.

Read more: Irish Grassland Machinery Appointed Briggs & Stratton - New Simplicity Distributor for Ireland

Coveney Announces 2013 Spending Plans for Agriculture, Food and Marine

Announcing the 2013 funding for his Department of €1.25 billion, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said: I was particularly pleased to secure an increased capital allocation in 2013 of some €25 million from the Department of Finance in a period of very scarce resources. This enables a meaningful capital programme to be undertaken, including funding for some 7,000 hectares of new forest planting. The Voted expenditure for 2013 of €1.25 billion is comprised of some €1.057 billion in current expenditure and €193 million capital expenditure. The downward budgetary movement between 2012 and 2013 of €89 million reflects lower budget requirements for a number of measures.

Read more: Coveney Announces 2013 Spending Plans for Agriculture, Food and Marine

Siteserv

Siteserv Launches NI Office

Infrastructure and utilities support services group Siteserv today officially launched its operations in Northern Ireland. Siteserv currently employs 200 people at its base in Belfast Harbour Estate, and is planning to expand its operations next year. Siteserv Northern Ireland Chairman Ronnie Foreman said: "Siteserv is an ambitious and fast growing company and our expansion in Northern Ireland is part of the company's wider strategy to diversify into new geographies and business areas.

Read more: Siteserv Launches NI Office

Small Business to be Given Greater Access to Examinership Process

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, this week announced plans to make it easier for small businesses, who are struggling financially, to restructure their debt. The amendment to the Companies Act, via legislation which is to be published before the end of the year, will allow small private Companies to apply directly to the Circuit Court to have an examiner appointed.

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IFI

Invasive Species App Now Available from the Google Play and iTunes App Stores

Inland Fisheries Ireland have launched an exciting new smart phone app that is now available for free download from the Google Play and iTunes App stores. The easy to use and readily accessible 'IFI – Invasive Species' app will aid users in the identification of invasive species and permit them to take georeferenced photographs that will immediately be uploaded to the IFI server. 

Read more: Invasive Species App Now Available from the Google Play and iTunes App Stores

teagasc

What is Chalara Ash Dieback Disease?

Background: Ash Dieback is a serious disease of ash trees caused by the fungal pathogen Chalara fraxinea (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus). It has spread rapidly across much of Europe. The disease can affect ash trees of any age and in any setting. The disease can be fatal, particularly among younger trees.

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What Does Receivership Mean for a Company?

Who can appoint a Receiver over a Company?

A Receiver is usually appointed by a secured creditor under a Debenture containing a fixed and/or floating charge over all or most of the company's assets.

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Nilfisk Egholm

Nilfisk Outdoor Division Launch New Website

We can find a perfect match to your outdoor cleaning need, in our full line of Rangers and Road sweepers The Nilfisk Outdoor Division has become market leading within the outdoor cleaning and maintenance segment for compact utility machines. A full range of Rangers and Road Sweepers combined with a complete attachment programme for green, white, blue and black assignments constitutes our solution platform.

Read more: Nilfisk Outdoor Division Launch New Website

met Office

Future Weather Impacts on Horticulture - Met Office

The impact of climate change on horticulture is likely to have far-reaching effects on our domestic gardens; historic gardens around the UK and many of our native plants. Already we are seeing an increase in the occurrence of severe weather events, such as floods, heatwaves and droughts. In the future this will have huge ramifications for gardeners everywhere and could change the landscape of the UK beyond all recognition.

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Budget 2013

Budget 2013 Includes Tax Reform Plan for SMEs

Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan introduced a 10-points tax reform plan for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in his Budget 2013 address to the Dáil in Dublin today. Noonan said he is aware that the operating environment in the domestic economy remains difficult, particularly for SMEs. “These measures will make a real difference to SMEs by assisting their cash position and supporting their creation of jobs. I am also publishing a public consultation paper on a micro business tax today,” Noonan said.

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Budget Cuts and Tax Changes will Hit Farm Families Hard

Reacting to today’s Budget announcement, IFA President John Bryan said the cuts imposed by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and the extra taxes and PRSI changes will hit farmers hard, and will place further pressure on farm families who have already suffered a drop of 22% in their incomes this year. He said, “Suckler and sheep farmers have an average income of €14,000, and some of them will inevitably be forced out of business, or onto Farm Assist, by the Minister’s decision to effectively close the Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme and cut the Sheep Grassland Payment”.

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Combilift & Dennison Trailers Win Irish Exporter to Germany Awards

Irish exporting companies Combilift, Dennison Trailers, Cupprint and the Irish Dairy Board were the winners of last night's "Irish Exporter to Germany Awards". The awards were presented by the Minister for Education and Skills Mr Ruairi Quinn at a ceremony in Enterprise Ireland, Dublin last night (Tuesday 20th November, 2012

Read more: Combilift & Dennison Trailers Win Irish Exporter to Germany Awards

Which are the TOP 10 Most Burdensome Legislative Acts for SMEs?

Complaints are often aired about the red tape created by European law. We want to cut red tape. We can cut red tape. However, there is a definite lack of concrete proposals to reduce this burden. With this in mind, the European Commission is calling upon businesses: "Let us know what could be done better - we would like your ideas for reducing red tape!" — the leitmotif of a consultation launched today by the Commission.

Read more: Which are the TOP 10 Most Burdensome Legislative Acts for SMEs?

EPAGMA

European Peat and Media Growing Association - Peat and Horticulture

Growing media - As defined by the European Committee for Standarization (CEN), a growing medium is a material, other than soil in situ (in its original place), in which plants are grown. The growing media sector produces a wide range of products to provide an optimum rooting environment for plants.

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What is an Examinership?

What is an Examinership? An Examinership is a process whereby the protection of the High Court is obtained to assist the survival of a company. It allows a company to restructure and it is an alternative to winding up the company in financial difficulties. The Examinership process was provided for in the Companies Act 1990.

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John Deere

John Deere Brand Increases Value

Following the first-ever listing of John Deere in the Interbrand report of the '100 best global brands'* last year, the company has made a quantum leap in the 2012 ranking. According to the latest Interbrand ranking, John Deere's assessed brand value stands at US$4.221 billion, a 16 per cent increase compared to last year.

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IPM Essen

Experience Green Diversity at the IPM ESSEN 2013

Product diversity

Our four product areas offer you a unique overview of the horticultural market. Enjoy a host of green innovations with numerous new plants and cut fl owers as well as technical and design-oriented innovations.

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Multihog Secures First Canadian Contract with Vancouver Airport

Multihog Ltd, the Dundalk-based designer and manufacturer of the Multihog multi-purpose implement carrier today (7November 2012) announced that it has made its first inroads into the Canadian market with the conclusion of a significant first deal with Vancouver Airport to supply three Multihog base vehicles and a wide range of attachments.

Read more: Multihog Secures First Canadian Contract with Vancouver Airport