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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Fine-Tuning Irish Dairy

April 7, 2019
Fine-Tuning Irish Dairy

Irish Farmers Monthly hosted a dairy conference for some of Ireland’s top dairy farmers on Wednesday, 3rd April. Entitled ‘Fine-tuning Irish Dairy: Family, Finances and Farm Management’, the conference took place at the Limerick Strand Hotel. Damien O’Reilly (RTE) facilitated the event, which was sponsored by AXA Ireland and MSD Animal Health. More than 150…

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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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Precise Application of Fertilisers Training Event 27th February

February 1, 2019
Precise Application of Fertilisers Training Event 27th February

Teagasc in association with the Fertiliser Association of Ireland will host a free workshop on the Precise Application of Fertilisers at Teagasc, Moorepark Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork on Wednesday 27th February from 2pm – 5pm. Although it is a free event, pre-registration is essential as places are limited.  This event carries 25 IASIS Points….

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European Transport Safety Council

February 1, 2019
European Transport Safety Council

The ETSC Work Related Road Safety, for Preventing Road Accidents and Injuries for the Safety of Employees (PRAISE), met at the Royal College of Physicians on 31st January and Tom Murphy was invited to represent PAC Ireland. Tom says “agricultural contractors often don’t realise that regulations relating to driving for work apply to them in…

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Livestock Safety Inspection Campaign

January 28, 2019
Livestock Safety Inspection Campaign

PAC Ireland welcomes the start of an intensive HSA farm safety inspection campaign on 28th January.  This focuses on the safe management of livestock during calving season when the risk of injury to farmers increases significantly. Livestock is the number one cause of accidents on Irish farms accounting for 42% of all injuries. In relation…

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