Weather Forecast

July 24, 2018
Weather Forecast

Follow this LINK for Farming Weather Analysis and Forecast A good deal of cloud around this afternoon with an isolated shower or two, but occasional bright or sunny breaks occurring in parts also. Maximum temperatures ranging 17 to 22 degrees, warmest in the southeast. Winds mostly light southwesterly, with sea breezes developing along the east…

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Agricultural Land Drainage Theory & Design

July 19, 2018
Agricultural Land Drainage Theory & Design

PAC Ireland Chairman Michael Sheehan welcomes this Teagasc ConnectEd course, which is a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate, as a great opportunity for agricultural contractors to broaden the range of services they provide or indeed to upskill.  This course will equip contractors with the knowledge, skill and competence to advise farmers on agricultural land drainage…

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Thieves Strike Mayo Farm Machinery Store

June 12, 2018
Thieves Strike Mayo Farm Machinery Store

Early on Saturday morning 9th June, thieves struck at the well-known Keanes Farm Machinery store in Balla, Co Mayo, making away with stock valued at around €3,000. CCTV captured four people wearing balaclavas. One person stood look out at the gate, whilst  the other three broke the front window of the shop.  Although no machinery…

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E10 Bn for Innovation in Agriculture

May 4, 2018
E10 Bn for Innovation in Agriculture

Arriving straight from negotiations at the European Commission, a delighted Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, announced to delegates that Ten Billion Euro had been agreed under Horizon Europe, to support research and innovation in food, agriculture, rural development and the bio-economy.  Tom Murphy, for PAC Ireland, attended this event by invitation, and as usual…

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Safeguarding the Future of Farming

April 26, 2018
Safeguarding the Future of Farming

Attending the recent Safeguarding the Future of Farming Conference Tom Murphy for PAC Ireland remarked that this HSA conference was a breath of fresh air.  Moderated by Damien O’Reilly it was an interactive event with plenty of audience participation and practical safety demonstrations. Opening the event, Minister Doyle said: “To have a productive and efficient…

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T5 Tractors – Testing ?

February 13, 2018
T5 Tractors – Testing ?

Tom Murphy represented PAC Ireland at a meeting with Department of Transport Officials on Friday 9th February. The meeting honored the departments commitment to meet with concerned groups prior to the introduction of a new Statutory Instrument to replace  SI 413/2017, which was revoked by Minister Ross following representations by PAC Ireland and other stakeholders. PAC Ireland…

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PAC Conference

February 2, 2018
PAC Conference

“Smart Farming – Contractors and Farmers Working Together” was the theme of the PAC Ireland Conference, where Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture  led an impressive line up of speakers.  In his Keynote Address Commissioner Hogan stated that agricultural contractors were vital to the successful future of farming and would have to be taken into consideration in…

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Teagasc Workshops – Precise Application of Fertilisers

February 1, 2018
Teagasc Workshops – Precise Application of Fertilisers

Of particular interest to agri-contractors and field advisers, two workshops on the Precise Application of Fertilisers will be hosted by Teagasc in association with the Fertiliser Association of Ireland.There will be presentations on fertiliser planning for contractors and fertiliser spreader technology. Workshops will be run to demonstrate the correct set up of fertiliser spreaders to deliver…

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Food Wise Conference 2017

December 5, 2017
Food Wise Conference 2017

On 4th December Tom Murphy (PAC) attended the Food Wise Conference 2017 (Challenge . Ambition . Opportunity) at Croke Park, Dublin,  to ensure a presence and visibility for agricultural contractors. Phil Hogan EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development gave the Keynote Address and issued a warning for Ireland to “wake up and wake up…

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Rural Transport

December 3, 2017
Rural Transport

Tom Murphy for PAC Ireland pictured with Shane Ross, T.D., Minister for Transport, following a second meeting to discuss new legislation and penalties for driving over the limit. There was a strong lobby from the drinks trade that the new legislation would have a detrimental effect on rural pubs, which have already been badly hit. …

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