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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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The Next Generation of TCD Botanists

The Next Generation of TCD Botanists

Second class national school children visited the Botany and Zoology Departments in October 2012 to learn about biodiversity. They visited the botany lecture theatre and laboratories and the zoology museum, and got their hands on carnivorous plants, fossil trees, the world's largest seeds, and animal skins and bones.

Read more: The Next Generation of TCD Botanists

RIAI

Large Attendance at RIAI Design Week Lectures and Design for Mental Health Seminar

The RIAI's Design Week Lectures have recorded a big attendance with over 200 RIAI members and public attending talks by the winners of the 2012 Irish Architecture Awards over the course of Design Week, from 5 to 8 November. The highly informative presentations were across a wide range of typologies and scales – from the Winner of Best Emerging Practice, Steve Larkin Architects, to Mary Laheen's extension for Scoil Mhuire in Crumlin, Robin Lee Architects' Wexford County Council Headquarters, O'Donnell + Tuomey's Lyric Theatre, Taylor Architects/RMJM's Engineering Building at NUIG, Paul Keogh Architects' Sean Treacy Housing and Dun Laoghaoire Rathdown Architects' popular Metals Project.

Read more: Large Attendance at RIAI Design Week Lectures and Design for Mental Health Seminar

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition: Visions of Splendour by Michael Dillon

An exhibition of paintings inspired by the glasshouses at the National Botanic Gardens. Michael Dillon, known more for his decorative painting and mural work, has found a compelling distraction from walls in the palaces of light and reflection at the National Botanic Gardens. The combination of exotic flora, ambitious ironwork and glazing offer him an exciting opportunity to create and design work with his own special vision and veuve.

Read more: Art Exhibition: Visions of Splendour by Michael Dillon

TCD Graduate Students

TCD Botany and Environmental Sciences Students Graduation 2012

Congratulations to the Botany and Environmental Graduation Class 2012. The Department hosted a pre-graduation reception for the students and their families to celebrate their hard work and successful completion of their Degree.

Read more: TCD Botany and Environmental Sciences Students Graduation 2012

Ash DIeback

Ash Dieback Update

The RHS participated in the Defra Ash dieback summit (Wednesday 7 November 2012), which fed into the Government's Written Parliamentary Statement and action plan. The RHS welcomes the rapid action taken to combat the spread of the disease and while this is a quickly changing situation, and believes it has a critical role in providing appropriate information to help the nation's gardeners. 

Read more: Ash Dieback Update

CPD Seminar Stone

CPD Stone & Lime Seminars

CPD Seminar Stone: Soiling, Conservation & Cleaning, 19th Nov

The Traditional Lime Company will host a CPD seminar on stone conservation on the 19th November 2012 in Tullow, Co. Carlow. The seminar on "Stone: Soiling, Conservation & Cleaning" explores how historic stone masonry buildings and stone surfaces deteriorate, and how to understand and assess their conservation needs. The seminar also explores treatment and repair options such as cleaning, stone repairs, desalination, consolidation, protective coatings and nano-technology, and the control of plant growth.

Read more: CPD Stone & Lime Seminars

Diane Dodds

Horticulture being ‘Let Down’ by DARD Minister – DUP

DUP MEP Diane Dodds has called on the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development to come forward urgently with a strategy to develop and support horticulture across Northern Ireland. Mrs Dodds has claimed that Michelle O'Neill has failed the horticulture sector in Northern Ireland through a 'lack of vision and the absence of a strategic approach'.

Read more: Horticulture being ‘Let Down’ by DARD Minister – DUP

DAFM

O'Neill and McEntee Agree Common Position on Ash Wood Imports

Following a meeting recently in Armagh, Minister Michelle O'Neill, MLA and Minister of State Shane McEntee, TD agreed to introduce further restrictions on the importation of ash into Ireland. Commenting on recent reports about the disease in England and continental Europe, Michelle O'Neill MLA said "The threat of further ash dieback reaching our shores is so serious that Minister McEntee and I have agreed to bring in additional measures to prevent imports of infected ash timber and firewood".

Read more: O'Neill and McEntee Agree Common Position on Ash Wood Imports

Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Food Production Symposium

Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Food Production A Public Symposium organised by the Institute of Biology of Ireland Institúid Bitheolaíochta hÉireann in collaboration with NCE-MSTL, University of Limerick, and the National Botanic Gardens, in the Visitor Centre lecture room Thursday, 22nd November 2012, at 8pm.

Read more: Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Food Production Symposium

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

The Irish Georgian Society is delighted to announce 'Picking Up the Pieces', a conference on conservation and planning which will take place on Thursday, 15th November, 2012 at the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Read more: Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

Discussions Take Place to Resolve Designated Bogs Dispute

Sinn Féin spokesperson on environment, community & local government Brian Stanley TD led a delegation to Brussels to seek a resolution to the designated bogs dispute in Ireland. He was joined by party colleagues, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, MEP Martina Anderson and Cllr Martin Kenny.

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Everyday experimenting – Science Week at Teagasc

Everyday Experimenting - Science Week at Teagasc

How clean are your hands? Demystifying DNA. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These are some of the many topics that over 1,000 second-level students will get the opportunity to investigate, including many hands-on experiments, at Teagasc's Science Week events around the country this week.

Read more: Everyday Experimenting - Science Week at Teagasc

Contact 2012

HTA Announces Contact 2013: Inspiration to Grow

Contact 2013, the biennial conference for the hardy stock industry, takes place on 16 and 17 January 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove. Delegates can benefit from the early bird rate by booking their place before Friday 30 November 2012.

Read more: HTA Announces Contact 2013: Inspiration to Grow

Landscape of Resilience

Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Registration is now in progress for the ILI Green Infrastructure Conference at the end of this month, 'Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Progressing Green Infrastructure in Ireland'. Protecting and enhancing Green Infrastructure is a priority action of the Framework for Sustainable Development in Ireland and the European Union published its policy on GI earlier this year, in The Multifunctionality of Green Infrastructure document. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/ecosystems/studies.htm

Read more: Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Lemon Slice’: Sparkling New Bicolour by Graham Rice

Since the Million Bells series of calibrachoas came on the market about twenty years ago they've come a long way. Often called mini-petunias, the earliest varieties had brittle stems, they tended to become hang in vertical sheets when trailing out of baskets and other containers and soon became bare at the base. They tended to suffer from root diseases and although the flowers came in bright single colours, they were not always very prolific.

Read more: Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Lemon Slice’: Sparkling New Bicolour by Graham Rice

IOFGA

Courses in Organic Horticulture and Agroforestry

In November a series of courses takes place for producers in the organic sector. For organic growers Iain Tolhurst from Tolhurst Organics in the UK will deliver a series of 3 workshops. Dates and venues as follows:

Read more: Courses in Organic Horticulture and Agroforestry

SuperValu

SuperValu to Sell Over 110,000 Irish Poinsettias Over Christmas

SuperValu, Ireland's leading independent supermarket, has announced that it expects to sell more than 110,000 Poinsettias over the Christmas period. This will generate retail sales worth approximately €470,000 for Uniplumo, who supply SuperValu with 100% Irish Poinsettias.

Read more: SuperValu to Sell Over 110,000 Irish Poinsettias Over Christmas

Botany Student Awarded Trinity Gold Medal 2012

Mr Brian Murphy, a Botany Graduate from the class of 2012, has been awarded, by the Board of Trinity College, a Gold Medal on the basis of his examination results. Prof Daniel Kelly, Head of Botany, congratulated Brian on achieving this 'rare and special honour'.

Read more: Botany Student Awarded Trinity Gold Medal 2012

HortiFair Interpolis Quality Cup Won by Stolk Brothers and Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel

The Interpolis Quality Cup 2012 was presented to Stolk Brothers (Bergschenhoek) for its Anthurium 'Rainbow Champion' and to Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel (Roelofarendsveen) for its Chrysanthemum 'Saffina'. The judges of the VKC permanent judging committee: "The quality of the entries for the Interpolis Quality Cup was the highest ever this year."

Read more: HortiFair Interpolis Quality Cup Won by Stolk Brothers and Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel