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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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Europarc 2014

In 2014, the EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature", will take place from 28th September until Wednesday, 1st October 2014, in Killarney, Ireland.

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Maintenance of Town Walls Workshops

The IWTN will be running two workshops on how to plan and conduct simple maintenance actions on medieval town walls. October 8th is tailored for those who will be specifying and supervising the required actions.

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Minister Hayes Presents Wood Fuel Assurance Scheme Certificate to Successful Companies

At the Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois this week, Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Hayes TD presented certificates to a number of companies newly certified under the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme, which is run by the Irish Bioenergy Association – IrBEA. 

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Bump Mark, A Bio-Reactive Food Expiry Label

Project Subtitle
Using gelatine to model the decay process of food, Bump Mark is able to tell you exactly the condition your food is in, simply by running your finger over the label. If it's smooth, then you're good to go, but if you start to feels bumps as the gelatin breaks down, be cautious.

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Glee 2014 Hailed A Success by Garden Retail Industry

Revitalised, re-energised and harder working than ever before: Glee 2014 hailed a success by garden retail industry – with space at 2015 show already 50% sold. Well presented, well attended and reflecting a mood of positivity, the new-look Glee 2014 has been widely welcomed as the beginning an exciting next chapter for both the exhibition and the wider garden retail industry.

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ISO Goes Green on Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainable forest management has become a critical global issue, with consumers increasingly demanding wood products supplied from "well-managed" forests. Environmental concerns, particularly the effects of illegal and indiscriminate logging resulting in forest disappearance, degradation and carbon emissions, have prompted ISO to start work on a new standard for the traceability of wood products. We asked Jorge Cajazeira, Chairman of ISO/PC 287 that is developing the future ISO 19228 standard, to tell us more.

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Teagasc

Demand for Teagasc Education at All Time High

Teagasc reports a surge in demand for its agricultural courses in 2014. Close on 2,000 learners have enrolled in agricultural college further education programmes and Teagasc linked higher education programmes. This is a continuation of the very strong underlying demand for Teagasc courses of recent years.

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New €250k Fund To Support Agri-Business Sector in Ireland

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, (Tuesday) launched the new Enterprise Ireland €250,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating new start-ups in the agri-business sector. This fund, which can provide up to €25,000 per project, is now open for applications, and will remain open until Tuesday, 21st October 2014.

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GCA

Northern Ireland GCA Winners Unveiled

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) revealed its winners for Scotland and Northern Ireland at a presentation recently (Monday, September 22, 2014) at Garden Wise Plant & Garden Centre in Dumfries.

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TCD

Beginners Gardening Course

Click here for a poster advertising the beginners gardening course taking place at the Trinity Botanical Gardens.

Beginners Gardening Course
TCD Botanic Garden, Dartry, Dublin 6

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InterTradeIreland

Ireland’S Top Entrepreneurs Take To The Tv Screen

From the poster boys of Ireland's erupting tech scene to the heavyweights excelling in global and domestic markets, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year brings you The Entrepreneurs – an all-new documentary series that follows some of Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs as they overcome fear, failure and adversity in pursuit of their ambitious visions. 

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BordBia

Understanding Millennials for Better Connections: Part 3

David Deeley, Consumer Insight and Innovation Team, Bord Bia
Our latest piece of consumer research, Understanding Millennials for Better Connections, is a study that will help your brand better communicate and interact with Millennials (people aged 22-30). 

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Humble Clover Is Main Driver In Organic Farming

Clover is a small plant with a big function. Red clover is becoming increasingly popular in organic farming but is not widely used outside of the organic sector. It is a relatively cheap source of fertility and something that should not be ignored by the conventional sector. 

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Rolestown Garden Centre Announces Its Closure

This announcement on Rolestown Garden Centre website
It is with great sadness that we announce that our gates will be closing on the 27th of October for the last time. Thank you to all our valued customers. We will miss you all. It's been a great 23 years.

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Organic Eggs Are More Than Free-Range!

Organic egg producers are in a flap over an European Commission rule on egg packaging that prevents them from labelling their eggs as both organic and free range. All organic egg producers operate free-range enterprises but they fear that if the carton does not say "free range", consumers will assume they are not free range.

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Arboretum and Orchard are 2014 REI AWARDS FINALISTS

Retail Excellence Ireland has recently announced the finalist companies for the 2014 REI Awards in partnership with Barclaycard. The awards will take place in the Radisson Blu in Galway on the 1st of November. The finalists were selected following a rigorous examination process involving, Application Review, Mystery Shopping and a Store Audit process.

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