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National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy

National Landscape Forum 2015 - Have your say on the launch and implementation of the National Landscape Strategy


Thursday 25th June 2015 (9.00am to 5.00pm)
Venue: National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9


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Save Our Nature Campaign Run by Bird Watch Ireland

This Campaign, called Save Our Nature, is an important campaign run by Bird Watch.

The European Commission has been tasked by its President Jean-Claude Juncker to undertake a review of the Directives with the possibility of merging them.

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    The Sodshow meets Dublin Urban Farm and The Grow Dome Project – Bloom Fringe 2015 Episode 2

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

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      ‘Making The Most Of Our Land’

      Launch of LANDMARK
      The Pan-European research project LANDMARK was launched, Wednesday, 20 May 2015, in Castledockrell, Co. Wexford, Ireland, by Mr Damien English, T.D., the Irish Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation. LANDMARK is a brand new consortium of European researchers and advisors that will seek to unearth practices and policy pathways that make the most of Europe’s rich and diverse heritage of soils, which are key to so many ecosystem services. LANDMARK receives €5 million in European funding from the European Commission as part of its Horizon 2020 Research Programme.

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        Connecting Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

        The Heritage Council is holding a conference ‘Connecting Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns’ in Kilkenny on November 4th and 5th in the Set Theatre Kilkenny.

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          Minister Coveney Announces Food Wise 2025 A Ten Year Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector which Projects Exports to Increase to €19 Billion and Create 23,000 New Jobs by 2025

          The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, Ministers of State Tom Hayes TD and Ann Phelan TD announced plans for a new ten year strategy for the agri food sector, aptly named Food Wise 2025.

          Read more: Minister Coveney Announces Food Wise 2025 A Ten Year Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector...

            CSO Retail Sales Numbers: Value Still Lagging Behind Volume On

            Retail Excellence Ireland has said that the latest retail sales data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) for the period 03/05/15 to 30/05/15, demonstrate that the retail industry is still aggressively discounting to attract footfall and secure sales.

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              Twenty-One NI Environmental Projects to Benefit From DOE Funding

              The £1.25million NEF fund will enable NGOs and landscape management bodies to help protect our landscape, species and access to the countryside. Given the acute economic situation that Minister Durkan faced, there was no money in the DOE Budget for this sector.

              Read more: Twenty-One NI Environmental Projects to Benefit From DOE Funding

                Gardener's Death Probably Caused By Brushing Against Monkshood - Philip Voice

                An experienced gardener who died of multiple organ failure might have brushed past a toxic plant while working on an Hampshire estate days before his death, an inquest heard.

                Read more: Gardener's Death Probably Caused By Brushing Against Monkshood - Philip Voice

                  Lessons Learnt from Drumclay Crannóg Excavation

                  Environment Minister Mark H Durkan published an Action Plan in response to the Review of the Context of the Excavation of the Drumclay Crannóg in County Fermanagh.

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                    Bees: EFSA Tackles Multiple Stressors

                    Bees are under attack from many directions. Parasites, infectious agents, agro-chemicals and environmental changes are some of the stressors that are known to damage honeybee colonies. But how do these factors work in combination? And is it possible to devise a model that can take account of all these stressors and predict how they will affect a colony in a given place at a given time.

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                      Modern Builds Traditional Skills

                      A weekend of practical workshops and open discussion workshops based around natural and traditional mortars and their application and use in todays modern builds.

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                        71% Of Small Businesses Expect to Create More Jobs After Going Online

                        An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Communications Alex White, along with Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash, presented the 1000th Trading Online Voucher to John Lawton from JL Intelligent Cooling Systems, a Kilkenny-based company that sells portable cooling and heating systems.

                        Read more: 71% Of Small Businesses Expect to Create More Jobs After Going Online

                          Teagasc Welcomes Publication of Food Wise 2025

                          Teagasc has welcomed the publication of Food Wise 2025, a ten year strategy for the agri-food sector, launched by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny today, Thursday, 2 July. Food Wise 2025 sets out a path for the agri-food sector of sustainable growth over the next ten years. It predicts that Ireland can increase the value of exports by 85% to €19 billion, increase the value added to the sector by 70% to €13 billion and increase the value of primary production by 65% to €10 billion.

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                            Get Ready for the Last Registration Deadline for Chemicals

                            All chemical substances produced or imported in the European Economic Area between 1 and 100 tonnes a year need to be registered by 31 May 2018 with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This is the last deadline for existing chemicals under the REACH Regulation. It will complete the gathering of data on substances manufactured or used in Europe, and will ultimately improve human health and the environment.

                            Read more: Get Ready for the Last Registration Deadline for Chemicals

                              Awards at 2015 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show / RHS Gardening

                               

                              Congratulations to all the award-winning exhibitors at the 2015 show.

                              Gardens

                              Best Show Garden
                              Hadlow College 'Green Seam'
                              Designed by Stuart Charles Towner & Bethany Williams

                              Read more: Awards at 2015 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show / RHS Gardening

                                Amsterdam Foodology Case Study

                                The global food revolution is particularly striking in the Netherlands, with established brands unveiling glamorous new foodie concepts and small independent players experimenting with new ways to retail food for genuine convenience. 

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