National Marts Farm Safety Awareness & Remembrance Week

October 28, 2019
National Marts Farm Safety Awareness & Remembrance Week

PAC Ireland is happy to support National Marts Farm Safety Awareness and Remembrance Week.  207 people were killed in farming accidents between 2009 and 2018 and 15 people have already lost their lives this year. Every fatal farm accident has a devastating effect on family, friends and the wider community. Farmer operators rely heavily on…

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Teagasc Hedge Cutting Competition – €1,000 Prize

October 22, 2019
Teagasc Hedge Cutting Competition – €1,000 Prize

Contractors – nominate yourself, a member of your family or an employee to take part in the Teagasc competition to identify best practice in hedgerow cutting. There will be a prize of €1,000, to be divided equally between the winner and the person who owns the hedgerow. PAC Ireland is happy to support this venture…

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Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2019

October 16, 2019
Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2019

PAC Ireland is happy to support the Teagasc Hedgerow Week which will be launched on Monday 21st October at Kildalton College, Piltown, Kilkenny by Minister Andrew Doyle. The schedule for the week is as follows:-Tuesday 22nd October – Teagasc engagement with schools and Tidy Towns.Three Co. Waterford schools will be visited by Teagasc to promote…

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HSA drive home tractor safety message

August 14, 2019
HSA drive home tractor safety message

As members of the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee, (FSPAC), PAC Ireland supports the Health and Safety Authority’s drive to highlight the tractor safety message. The agricultural sector continues to be the most dangerous occupational sector in Ireland, with tractors representing the biggest threat to life. With the summer harvesting season well underway, the Health…

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Agricultural Drainage Course Level 6 Certificate

July 19, 2019
Agricultural Drainage Course Level 6 Certificate

Duration: 8 DaysDates: Sept. 4/5, Sept. 17/18, Oct. 8/9 and Oct. 22/23    Teagasc ConnectEd will deliver the QQI Level 6 course in Agricultural Land Drainage, Theory and Design beginning 18th September 2018.   The course will be delivered over 4 x 2 day blocks at various locations across Ireland including Teagasc Moorepark and Grange Research Centres.The…

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Farm Safety Week

July 15, 2019
Farm Safety Week

PAC Ireland Chairman Michael Sheehan urges everyone working in agriculture to have safety at the forefront of their minds, not only this week, but at all times. “Consider whether the few seconds saved by unsafe actions is worth the damage it can cause either to you or someone else”. Tom Murphy said that PAC Ireland…

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Silage Pit Safety Concerns

June 19, 2019
Silage Pit Safety Concerns

As a member of the Farm Safety Partnership, PAC Ireland supports the Health and Safety Authority’s concern concerned at recent reports of overfilling of silage pits to excessive and dangerous heights, placing vehicle operators and others working at these pits, at risk of serious injury. Both the Farmer and the Contractor have responsibility for safety…

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RSA International Road Safety Conference

June 17, 2019
RSA International Road Safety Conference

Tom Murphy was invited to attend the Road Safety Authority (RSA) 2019 International Road Safety Conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday 13 June. The theme of the conference was International Best Practice in Road Safety Strategy Development. There was a diverse range of speakers, both Irish and International, with backgrounds including operational, academic and policy…

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A Safety Message from ESB Networks

May 20, 2019
A Safety Message from ESB Networks

There is a major risk when operating silage harvesting machinery near to overhead electricity wires. Read on for a message to PAC Ireland members from ESB Networks.Working too close to electricity wires & poles is DANGEROUS, minimum safe distance is 3 metres, 6 metres from silage pits, if concerned ring ESB Networks 1850 372 999….

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Smart Equipment for Sustainable Agriculture

February 7, 2019
Smart Equipment for Sustainable Agriculture

Tom Murphy attended the the European Parliament for a Workshop and dinner debate entitled “Smart Equipment for Sustainable Agriculture”.This event was hosted by Anthea McIntyre, MEP in the presence of European Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan. High-level representatives from European Institutions, from farmers’ organisations, many Members of the European Parliament and industry leaders discussed the question of what the EU can do to support…

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