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. We urge all contractors and farmers to to great care and stay safe this summer. Emergency Number 24/7: 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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Weather Forecast

January 27, 2019
Weather Forecast

Follow this LINK for Farming Weather Analysis and Forecast The Agricultural Meteorology Unit, helps to make better use of meteorological information in Irish agriculture.access directly. These include recent observations (e.g. soil temperatures, rainfall totals & solar radiation), soil moisture deficit maps, blight warning, daily farming forecasts as well as the weekly farming forecast on TV….

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PAYE Modernisation

November 8, 2018
PAYE Modernisation

There is no doubt there will be a significant impact on agricultural contractors when PAYE Modernisation, comes into force on 1st January 2019. Increased administrative costs and the requirement to report to Revenue on a weekly basis will be onerous for many contractors who are stretched to the limit time wise.  That said, PAC Ireland…

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Minister Pat Breen Addresses Safety Conference

October 26, 2018
Minister Pat Breen Addresses Safety Conference

Minister Pat Breen tells national conference, ‘industry-led drives are key to improving farm safety’ Farm leaders meet to discuss how they can reduce accidents Friday 26th October – The Health and Safety Authority and Teagasc, with FBD sponsorship and the support of the Farm Safety Partnership, hosted a ‘National Conference on Farm Safety and Health’…

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