- 23 February 2017
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has recently announced the allocation of funding for the 2017 National Reserve. Minister Creed said, “the National Reserve is a vital resource for providing support to young farmers and new entrants to farming in the crucial years following the establishment of the farm holding”.
- 22 February 2017
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D., and Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, with responsibility for forestry, opened the new improved ‘NeighbourWood’ at Balla, Co. Mayo, recently (Monday).
- 24 January 2017
Tramore Valley Park (formerly Kinsale Road Landfill) in Cork has been shortlisted for the Best Public Park Award in the Community & Council Awards 2017. The awards ceremony will be held in Dublin on 4th February.
- 16 December 2016
Twenty-year-old landscape gardener Adam Ferguson is bloomin’ marvelous – and that’s official.
The CAFRE horticulture graduate has struck gold in landscaping at the international Euroskills competition in Gothenburg.
- 17 November 2016
According to an article, Liquidity Crisis, on water scarcity in The Economist (Nov 5th) the water used by farmers to ‘grow huge amounts of food in places that would otherwise be too dry to do so,’ is a key contributor to a food production system that is ‘unsustainable.’
- 15 November 2016
‘Globally, bees are the most important pollinators because they visit flowers to collect pollen for their larvae, as well as feeding exclusively on the nectar of flowers as adults. Hence, the entire life-cycle of bees is dependent on interactions with flowering plants’, All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015 -2020.
- 04 October 2016
Managing Threats to Ornamental Trees
Open to RHSI members and the general public, will be held on October 6, 2016, at 2.00pm in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin by kind permission of its Director, Dr. Mathew Jebb.
- 30 September 2016
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, recently highlighted activities for school children associated with UN World Food Day, which falls on 16th October each year.
- 16 September 2016
It’s been on the cards for a while, and now a recent study from Ofcom of 2,025 adults and 500 teenagers, strongly indicates how the on-line lifestyle is adversely affecting our personal and working lives. Internet addiction, sleep deprivation, anxiety levels at an all-time high - technology is finally taking its toll.
- 22 February 2017
I'm delighted to highlight the upcoming Green Fingers Sessions with Gareth in the Garden of Rathmullan House. These sessions will be wonderful opportunities to expand your gardening skills and horticulture knowledge, and of course, enjoy the surroundings and relaxation offered by a stay in the award winning Rathmullan House.
- 08 February 2017
The amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union (EU) in 2015 amounted to 477 kg, down by 9% compared with its peak of 527 kg per person in 2002, but slightly up, for the first time since 2007, from the 474 kg recorded in 2014.
- 13 January 2017
Sensory demonstrations, drones, hand hygiene, colostrum quality and sensors for horticultural production are among the demos that visitors to the Teagasc stand at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which takes place at the RDS, Dublin, during January 12-14, 2017. Visit Teagasc at stand W7 in the World of Science and Technology.
- 16 November 2016
Teagasc is holding a public open evening at its Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin, this Thursday evening, 17 November, from 6.30pm-9pm. Meet some of our researchers and find out more about the science of food and how this relates to you and what you eat at ‘A Taste of Food Science’.
- 09 November 2016
The team at ReCreate were delighted to have been awarded National Community Recycling project of the year for 2016 at the Pakman Awards, hosted by Repak.
The Pakman Awards are a national awards programme that recognises excellence in waste management and recycling among businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland.
- 06 October 2016
At this year’s National Ploughing Championships Irish Water will launch an information leaflet for farmers on how to conserve and protect water on their farms.
As major customers of Irish Water, farming families are heavy water users so being able to conserve water is essential to save money.
- 03 October 2016
This data release provides information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland in 2015.
The EPA produces national statistics on waste generation and management to meet legislative reporting obligations and inform national policy development.
- 19 September 2016
To mark the RHSI’s two hundred year contribution to horticulture, arboriculture and floral art in Ireland, a Gala Celebration, the high point of our Bicentenary events will take place on FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016.
- 15 September 2016
Minister for Communication, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, TD, recently launched National Reuse Month in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8. October 2016 has been designated as National Reuse Month involving the three Regional Waste Offices who are coordinating a nationwide series of events to run throughout the month.