22October2014

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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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Teagasc Organic Farming Scheme Training Courses 2014/15

Teagasc have announced the dates for the forthcoming training courses in order to apply to the Organic Farming Scheme in 2015.

Mallow – Elaine Leavy November 18th, 26th and December 2nd, 10th

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    Spooky Halloween Woodland Walk

    For this fun event we will be taking a night time Halloween walk through our spooky Blessington Reserve. See how many pumpkins and cobwebs you can spot as we pass through the trees. 

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      National Protected Crops Conference

      National Protected Crops Conference and Trade Show 2014 - 'Creating a Sustainable Sector'.
      Tuesday, 21st October 2014 - Teagsc, Ashtown, Dublin 15

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        Taking Care of Business: Over 500 Attend Free One-Stop-Shop Event

        • More than 27 State bodies come together to answer questions and provide advice to small business owners and managers
        • Focus on access to finance options for SMEs

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          Kelly Approves €218k Under the LEADER Elements of the RDP for the Development of A Community Pitch at Claddaghduff, Connemara, Co. Galway.

          Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to Forum Connemara Ltd. to approve funding of €217,512 to Claddaghduff Community Pitch Ltd. to develop a community pitch in the village of Claddaghduff, Connemara, which will service the numerous clubs and activities in the general area. The project includes the provision of car parking and perimeter fencing as well as the development of the playing surface. The funding is being provided under the Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population measure of the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

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            The Little Boxwood Story

            When Alistair and Rosie Campbell sold their Garden Centre 11 years ago, they considered themselves too young to put their feet up. They had a passion for topiary which has resulted in them having a commercial offering of boxwood shaped into cubes, cones, balls and various other shapes, they planted 3000 boxwood, together with varieties of Rhododendrons and Hollies which all thrived. No new boxwood have been introduced to the original collection and existing stock is totally blight-free. They are now wishing to retire again! This is a unique opportunity to access this fine collection of 1800 disease and pest free plants. 

            Enquiries - rosemary.campbell@btinternet.com  or call NI +44 (0)28 20730374 for more information.

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              The Sodshow Meets Con Traas of The Apple Farm

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

              Listen Here

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                Hayes Welcomes the 2015 Budget Provision for Forestry, Horticulture and Greyhound Sectors

                Tom Hayes TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for the forestry, horticulture and greyhound sectors has today welcomed the allocation of over €110 million for the 2015 forestry programme, € 13.6 million for Bord na gCon and € 7.2 million for the Commercial Horticulture sector, with over €6 million allocated for Organics and provision of € 81.5 million for food safety, animal and plant health.

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                  World Standards Day 2014

                  That's the message from NSAI as they open their vast database to companies all around Ireland to celebrate World Standards Day. Each year countries around the world pay tribute to the thousands of experts who share their know-how and expertise to develop international standards.

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                    EU Research Turning Food Waste Into Feed

                    Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture, according to several EU-funded research projects published in conjunction with World Food Day 2014 which took place this week.

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                      Bord Bia’s 2014 Foodservice Seminar

                      Bord Bia's annual foodservice seminar is taking place in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Tuesday morning, 4th November 2014. We will be publishing a new piece of research quantifying the size of the Irish foodservice market (North and South), with a breakdown by channel and identification of the trends and drivers shaping the market.

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                        Burren Cleans Up at Annual Green Awards

                        The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and Burren Ecotourism Network are the big winners in this year's Responsible Travel & Tourism Awards, the Irish hospitality sector's only environmental accreditation programme.

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                          National Organic Awards 2014 Winners Announced

                          Donegal based kombucha brewery SynerChi wins two awards for Innovation and Best Processed Product.
                          The achievements and contributions of five Irish organic food and drink companies were recognised today at the National Organic Awards held in Bord Bia's Dublin headquarters. 

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                            Distinguished Recorder Award 2014

                            The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that Dr. Joanne Denyer and Dr. Tom Gittings are jointly to be awarded the Distinguished Recorder Award for 2014 at a special awards ceremony at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 at 11:00hrs on Friday, 7th November.

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                              Labelling and Packaging Requirements for Detergents & Biocidal Detergent Products Information Sheet

                              This information sheet has been produced jointly with the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, and covers the packaging and labelling requirements of detergents and biocidal detergents

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                                Organic Research Centre 9th Organic Producers’ Conference 2014

                                26-27 November 2014, St. John's Hotel, Solihull in tandem with the National Soil Symposium, 25th November, same venue. Book online at www.organicresearchcentre.com .

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