IOSH Rural Industries – PAC Ireland

October 10, 2018
IOSH Rural Industries – PAC Ireland

Tom Murphy (PAC Ireland) was invited to lead discussions on how agricultural contractors can influence safety in agriculture at a recent IOSH event held at the Teagasc offices in Portlaoise.  After a presentation lively debate took place with participants gaining a greater insight into the role agricultural contractors play in the agricultural sector both currently…

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Farm Safety Week 16-20 July

July 16, 2018
Farm Safety Week 16-20 July

UK and Ireland Farm Safety Week takes place from the 16th to 20th July 2018 and here in Ireland the initiative is led by the IFA. This year the approach is different, the campaign will celebrate when things go right, share good practice and demonstrate what ‘good’ looks like in relation to working practices on…

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Quad Bike Update

June 16, 2018
Quad Bike Update

As a Fianna Fail Bill seeks to introduce measures to increase safety around the use of quad bikes, including roll bars and the use of protective head gear, Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed says that the use of anti roll-bars on quads may actually increase the risk of injury to farmers.  Current regulations relating to quad…

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Safety Warning – Power Lines

June 1, 2018
Safety Warning – Power Lines

Electricity plays a vital role in modern agriculture.  The use of large machinery on farms increases the risk of contact with overhead lines.  People operating large machinery should be made aware of the risks involved when working near overhead power lines and warned to take extreme care whilst working at work.  Summer is the busiest…

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National Fodder Crisis

April 6, 2018
National Fodder Crisis

In addition local arrangements put in place by Teagasc to assists farmers through the current fodder difficulties, a national Teagasc helpline phone number has been set up today. Over the weekend, farmers can phone or text 087 7971377 to speak to a Teagasc person for assistance. The contact number will be distributed to all farmer…

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A Summer Project Competition

April 5, 2018
A Summer Project Competition

Farming by Satellite is an EU initiative by the European GNSS Agency in cooperation with the European Environment Agency. The Farming by Satellite Project has a top prize of €5,000 for the best ideas, innovations or success stories focused on how satellite technologies can support farming. The competition is open to all students and young…

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RTE’s Damien O’Reilly – Moderator at PAC Conference

February 2, 2018
RTE’s Damien O’Reilly – Moderator at PAC Conference

Damien O’Reilly acted as moderator at the PAC Ireland Conference at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday 2nd February. Damien hosted a programme of impressive speakers, including Keynote Speaker Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture described the Irish agri-food sector “as a jewel in Ireland’s crown, but it is perhaps forgotten how strongly our farmers…

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PAC Conference – FBD Lead Sponsor

January 23, 2018
PAC Conference – FBD Lead Sponsor

PAC Ireland Chairman, Michael Sheehan met this week with  Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association, one of the main speakers at the upcoming PAC Conference and Fiona Muldoon, CEO, FBD Insurance, Lead Sponsor of our conference.  Ms Muldoon commented “FBD Insurance plc is at the forefront of supporting and protecting agricultural businesses in Ireland.   The PAC…

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Hazardous Farm Waste Collections

March 1, 2017
Hazardous Farm Waste Collections

Hazardous Farm Waste Collections in 2016 were a tremendous success. Minister Doyle stated “this scheme is a wonderful example of inter-agency cooperation, but more importantly it is an indicator of how anxious farmers are to dispose of hazardous waste in a fully traceable and environmentally sensitive manner.”  Watch this space for details of the 2017 collection…

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