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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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Reminder: ILI lecture next Thursday - Residential Landscapes: Design and Development

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES :
Approaches to securing design and development quality from across the UK
Mike Biddulph
Thursday November 6th 2014 at 6.30pm
O'Connell Room, City Assembly House, South William Street, Dublin 2.

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    Minister Hayes Launches the Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Campaign 2014

    The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes T.D, recently launched the Farm Hazardous Waste Collection scheme at Cillin Hill Livestock Mart in Co. Kilkenny.

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      Cliffs and Burren Make 100 Great Geosites List

      The Geological Society of London has included The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher among the UK and Ireland's 100 Great Geosites. The announcement was made at the end of a seven month project to highlight the UK and Ireland's unique geological heritage.

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        Halloween is the Time for Black Roses

        It is said that no flowers are truly black, as black is the absence of light and the pigment in flower petals won't allow this to phenomenon to occur. While flowers can be found that appear black, they are typically deep shades of purple or red. In terms of roses, deep red is often the case rather than purple.

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          2014 InterTradeIreland Meet the Buyer Event Sees More Than 650 Delegates

          Following the InterTradeIreland Meet the Buyer event in Belfast today, the cross-border business development body has urged more SMEs to take advantage of the lucrative public procurement market worth £2.6bn in Northern Ireland alone and €8.5bn in Ireland and consider forming consortia to access larger contracts.

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            Northern Ireland Agri-Food Industry Takes Bigger Bite of Global Food Market

            Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has emphasised the growing global opportunities for Northern Ireland's agri-food industry. Speaking at the Sunday Business Post "Future of Food Summit" in Dublin, Arlene Foster said: "The Northern Ireland agri-food industry faces both challenges and opportunities within a growing global market.

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              Being Self-Employed Is A 24/7 Job - So How Do You Switch Off? - Philip Voice

              When it came to switching off from work I was (and still am to a degree) on the of the world's worst. Having been self-employed from the age of nineteen, I don't really know how someone who is employed approaches their work/life balance.

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                Mixed Results for EU in Green Technology Survey

                Europe is increasingly falling behind in the low-carbon vehicle market, but it remains competitive in many renewable energy technologies, according to a study on green technology deployment.

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                  A Perfect Storm or A Time of Opportunity - John Stanley

                  A study of what is happening to the British food retail sector may indicate what could happen to other retailers in other parts of the world. Until 2014 the British food retail sector was reasonably stable with a clear market leader with one retail pound in eight retail spent pounds being used to purchase goods from that retail leader. It was a company that aimed to please the whole consumer market. 2014 saw all that change.

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                    Documenting and Exploring Diversity in Ireland's Built Heritage

                    This one-day symposium in Freemasons' Hall celebrates the work and reviews the objectives of the Buildings of Ireland series in recording the architecture of our island – old and new; urban and rural; from landmark buildings to hidden gems.

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                      Save the Date! “LEAN” Driving Competitiveness Conference

                      The EU recognises that raising industrial competitiveness is essential if Europe is to undergo an industrial transformation ensuring that the economic recovery strengthens, that innovation and new technologies are developed, that we embrace resource efficiency and address other technological, environmental and societal challenges.

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                        If You Know What Tomorrow Will Bring…What Would You Do Different Today? - John Stanley

                        "If you know what tomorrow will bring...what would you do different today?"

                        That is a byline from chlorosphere, the French trends consultants. I had the opportunity to present alongside this company at a Belgium DIY and garden conference in October.

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                          SmartLogging

                          Satellites For Smart Logging

                          Satcoms are helping to save our trees through more efficient use of our forests. Satellites are mapping forests, sending instructions to loggers, monitoring tree-harvesting machinery and coordinating log transport almost in real time.

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                            ‘LED Technology in Horticulture

                            'Growing for a sustainable future'
                            'LED Technology in Horticulture'
                            Tim Haworth, General Manager
                            CambridgeHOK.
                            21st October 2014.

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                              Where Am I? - John Stanley

                              Whilst one part of food retailing is looking for new direction, the boutique food retailers are still growing from strength to strength and in the most unusual places. This may look like it is located in a boutique retail area or a farmers market, but it is at St. Pancras Railway Station in central London. Ideas can be found in the most unusual placed.

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                                BordBia

                                Older Consumers Looking for Products That Support Active Lifestyles

                                A recent report from Mintel shows an interesting angle on older consumers. Increasingly, there is portion of elderly consumers that are looking for products not just to maintain their health, but to support active lifestyles. Older consumers hold down full time or part time jobs for longer than ever before, and also engage in active leisure pastimes. They are looking for products that energise and keep them looking young and feeling competitive.

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