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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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Ireland’s Next Generation of Food Entrepreneurs Sought for 2015 Programme

Ambitious individuals, with an interest in building an international food or drink business in Ireland, are being sought for participation in Food Works 2015, a business development and training programme designed especially for food & drinks start ups jointly run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc.

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    AIPH Annual Congress Report

    Over 100 delegates from around the world participated in the 66thInternational Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Annual Congress held in Qingdao, China from 15-19 September 2014. Opening the congress AIPH President, Vic Krahn detailed the many initiatives being developed within AIPH and said "This is a unique forum for bringing together the common challenges we face and to identify new ways to grow this industry that is so critical for people and planet."

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      The Global Promotion of Fruit & Vegetables to Increase Consumption

      The daily intake of fruits and vegetables is still below recommended levels worldwide according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is despite numerous policy interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.

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        ECHA Publishes A Practical Guide on the Biocidal Products Regulation

        ECHA has published a Practical Guide on the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). To help companies to better fulfil their obligations and tasks under the BPR, this Practical Guide is structured in sections describing what the principles behind each obligation are: who is concerned by the obligations; what are the relevant timelines and the deadlines;

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          The Sodshow Meets Gillian Howard of Bay Road Nurseries, Australia

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

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            Europarc 2014

            In 2014, the EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature", will take place from 28th September until Wednesday, 1st October 2014, in Killarney, Ireland.

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              Beginners Gardening Course

              Click here for a poster advertising the beginners gardening course taking place at the Trinity Botanical Gardens.

              Beginners Gardening Course
              TCD Botanic Garden, Dartry, Dublin 6

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                Ireland’S Top Entrepreneurs Take To The Tv Screen

                From the poster boys of Ireland's erupting tech scene to the heavyweights excelling in global and domestic markets, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year brings you The Entrepreneurs – an all-new documentary series that follows some of Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs as they overcome fear, failure and adversity in pursuit of their ambitious visions. 

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                  Minister Coveney Re-Appoints Mr Michael Carey As Chairman To An Bord Bia

                  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD has announced the re-appointment of Mr Michael Carey to a second term as Chairman of the Board of An Bord Bia.

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                    HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Magazine - Advertise Now for our October/November Edition - Coming Soon!

                    Covering the whole of Ireland North; South. We will bring you the Latest News, Events and Trends for the Horticulture Sector.

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                      Community Education – How Measurable Is It? - Dee Sewell

                      We spent a quiet couple of months in the Callan and Freshford community gardens during the summer months with the long, lazy days ensuring we all managed to spend some down time. Now the children are back in school we're firmly back in action in the gardens and have some exciting plans ahead. 

                      Read more: Community Education – How Measurable Is It? - Dee Sewell

                        A Feast For All the Senses in National Conifer Week

                        Garden retailers throughout the UK are being given the opportunity to inspire their customers and boost conifer sales during National Conifer Week, organised by the HTA and the British Conifer Group, which will run between 27 September and 5 October 2014

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                          McCausland Welcomes New Sculptures for Lurgan and Portadown

                          Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland recently announced the completion of two major art sculptures in Lurgan and Portadown town centres. Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland views the newly installed Lurgan sculpture with artist Maurice Harron and Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Colin McCusker.

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                            Maintenance of Town Walls Workshops

                            The IWTN will be running two workshops on how to plan and conduct simple maintenance actions on medieval town walls. October 8th is tailored for those who will be specifying and supervising the required actions.

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                              Minister Hayes Presents Wood Fuel Assurance Scheme Certificate to Successful Companies

                              At the Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Co Laois this week, Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Hayes TD presented certificates to a number of companies newly certified under the Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme, which is run by the Irish Bioenergy Association – IrBEA. 

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