21October2014

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Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., Launches ITB’s new Horticulture Facilities

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., Launches ITB’s new Horticulture Facilities

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., officially launch the Institute o...


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National Protected Crops Conference

National Protected Crops Conference and Trade Show 2014 - 'Creating a Sustainable Sector'.
Tuesday, 21st October 2014 - Teagsc, Ashtown, Dublin 15

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    BordBia

    Bord Bia’s 2014 Foodservice Seminar

    Bord Bia's annual foodservice seminar is taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Tuesday morning, 4th November 2014. We will be publishing a new piece of research quantifying the size of the Irish foodservice market (North and South), with a breakdown by channel and identification of the trends and drivers shaping the market.

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      Burren Cleans Up at Annual Green Awards

      The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and Burren Ecotourism Network are the big winners in this year's Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards, the Irish hospitality sector's only environmental accreditation programme.

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        BordBia

        National Organic Awards 2014 Winners Announced

        Donegal based kombucha brewery SynerChi wins two awards for Innovation and Best Processed Product.
        The achievements and contributions of five Irish organic food and drink companies were recognised today at the National Organic Awards held in Bord Bia's Dublin headquarters. 

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          Distinguished Recorder Award 2014

          The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that Dr. Joanne Denyer and Dr. Tom Gittings are jointly to be awarded the Distinguished Recorder Award for 2014 at a special awards ceremony at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 at 11:00hrs on Friday, 7th November.

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            Labelling and Packaging Requirements for Detergents & Biocidal Detergent Products Information Sheet

            This information sheet has been produced jointly with the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, and covers the packaging and labelling requirements of detergents and biocidal detergents

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              Organic Research Centre 9th Organic Producers’ Conference 2014

              26-27 November 2014, St. John's Hotel, Solihull in tandem with the National Soil Symposium, 25th November, same venue. Book online at www.organicresearchcentre.com .

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                Agri-Taxation Measures Positive

                The results of the Agri-Taxation Review Group and the measures that followed in the budget are to be welcomed. Teagasc made a substantial submission to this group and many of the recommendations made have been taken up and will assist farm families in succession planning and assist younger farmers to expand their enterprises in a sustainable manner.

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                  Coveney Launches Milestones for Success 2014

                  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has launched Milestones for Success 2014 to highlight the headline growth and achievements of the Food Harvest 2020 report. This report reviews the progress achieved over the past four years and provides facts, figures, analysis and examples to illustrate how the overall agri-food sector has moved from a downward spiral in 2009 to its current position as a key driver of economic growth.

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                    Taking Care of Business: Over 500 Attend Free One-Stop-Shop Event

                    • More than 27 State bodies come together to answer questions and provide advice to small business owners and managers
                    • Focus on access to finance options for SMEs

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                      Kelly Approves €218k Under the LEADER Elements of the RDP for the Development of A Community Pitch at Claddaghduff, Connemara, Co. Galway.

                      Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to Forum Connemara Ltd. to approve funding of €217,512 to Claddaghduff Community Pitch Ltd. to develop a community pitch in the village of Claddaghduff, Connemara, which will service the numerous clubs and activities in the general area. The project includes the provision of car parking and perimeter fencing as well as the development of the playing surface. The funding is being provided under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

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                        The Little Boxwood Story

                        When Alistair and Rosie Campbell sold their Garden Centre 11 years ago, they considered themselves too young to put their feet up. They had a passion for topiary which has resulted in them having a commercial offering of boxwood shaped into cubes, cones, balls and various other shapes, they planted 3000 boxwood, together with varieties of Rhododendrons and Hollies which all thrived. No new boxwood have been introduced to the original collection and existing stock is totally blight-free. They are now wishing to retire again! This is a unique opportunity to access this fine collection of 1800 disease and pest free plants. 

                        Enquiries - rosemary.campbell@btinternet.com  or call NI +44 (0)28 20730374 for more information.

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                          The Sodshow Meets Con Traas of The Apple Farm

                          The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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                            Hayes Welcomes the 2015 Budget Provision for Forestry, Horticulture and Greyhound Sectors

                            Tom Hayes TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for the forestry, horticulture and greyhound sectors has today welcomed the allocation of over €110 million for the 2015 forestry programme, € 13.6 million for Bord na gCon and € 7.2 million for the Commercial Horticulture sector, with over €6 million allocated for Organics and provision of € 81.5 million for food safety, animal and plant health.

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                              World Standards Day 2014

                              That's the message from NSAI as they open their vast database to companies all around Ireland to celebrate World Standards Day. Each year countries around the world pay tribute to the thousands of experts who share their know-how and expertise to develop international standards.

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                                Agriculture

                                Coveney Announces New Service to Assist Bereaved Farm Families

                                The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD has announced a new service that his Department will provide to the families of farmers who have suffered sudden tragedies and face subsequent challenges in their dealings with issues surrounding ownership, entitlements, scheme applications, succession and inheritance etc.

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