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Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

Hayes Launches Native Woodland Conservation Scheme

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Minister Creed Announces Funding for the 2017 National Reserve

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”.

Read more: Minister Creed Announces Funding for the 2017 National Reserve

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New Improved Town Park in Balla Opened by Taoiseach and Minister of State Doyle

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).

Read more: New Improved Town Park in Balla Opened by Taoiseach and Minister of State Doyle

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Transformed Cork Landfill Site Shortlisted for ‘Best Public Park’ Award

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.

Read more: Transformed Cork Landfill Site Shortlisted for ‘Best Public Park’ Award

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Euro Success for CAFRE's Golden Gardener

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.

Read more: Euro Success for CAFRE's Golden Gardener

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The Critical Role of Water in Feeding 10bn

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.’

Read more: The Critical Role of Water in Feeding 10bn

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Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

‘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.

Read more: Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

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Sustainable Cities And Communities: Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 I 13.30 - 17.00 I Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8

Read more: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Irish Tree Society Annual Lecture 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.

Read more: Irish Tree Society Annual Lecture 2016

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Minister Creed Highlights World Food Day Activities for Schools

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.

Read more: Minister Creed Highlights World Food Day Activities for Schools

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The Great Switch Off

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.

Read more: The Great Switch Off

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Rathmullan House Gardening Workshops

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.

Read more: Rathmullan House Gardening Workshops

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477 Kg of Municipal Waste Generated per Person in the EU

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.

Read more: 477 Kg of Municipal Waste Generated per Person in the EU

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Teagasc at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 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.

Read more: Teagasc at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2017

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How To Be A Green Foodie

To be a green foodie it is all about enjoying great food while being conscious of your environmental impact. Choosing the right option and influencing your network are the main features of a genuine green foodie:

Read more: How To Be A Green Foodie

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A Taste of Food Science – Public Open Evening at Teagasc Ashtown

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’.

Read more: A Taste of Food Science – Public Open Evening at Teagasc Ashtown

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ReCreate Named Community Recycling Project of the Year

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. 

Read more: ReCreate Named Community Recycling Project of the Year

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Water Conservation and Protection Advisory Leaflet Launched by Irish Water

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.

Read more: Water Conservation and Protection Advisory Leaflet Launched by Irish Water

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Composting and Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

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.

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Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

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.

Read more: Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

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National Reuse Month Launches – Repair Remake Re-Imagine

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. 

Read more: National Reuse Month Launches – Repair Remake Re-Imagine

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