Weather Forecast

May 23, 2018
Weather Forecast

Follow this LINK for Farming Weather Analysis and Forecast Today’s Weather Dry and mostly sunny for the rest of today. Top temperatures 19 to 22 C., generally, with light easterly or variable breezes. But fresher along parts of the east and south coasts, with values of 15 to 17 C., due to local onshore sea…

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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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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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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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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

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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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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