Safety Alert – Agri Slats

March 18, 2020
Safety Alert – Agri Slats

As a member of the Farm Safety Partnership, PAC Ireland supports the Health and Safety Authority safety alert following a fatal accident involving construction work on a farm. The following must be carefully considered in relation to concrete slats for use in agricultural sheds: Existing Agricultural Slats  Cattle slats should not be subject to vehicular traffic…

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COVID-19

March 16, 2020
COVID-19

PAC Ireland is in communication with the Department of Agriculture pressing them to include agricultural contractors who have to self-isolate or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the social welfare support package. PAC Ireland have also contacted the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection in this regard. It has been confirmed that this…

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Cork Start-Up Launch GPS Tracker

February 4, 2020
Cork Start-Up Launch GPS Tracker

Traxsit Ltd, a Cork based start-up, founded by Conor Walsh and Luke O’Mahony, has launched an innovative GPS tracking device to fight rural theft. The wireless device, pictured below, is independently powered for up to 9 years and requires no installation. Users can retrofit the device to any type of machine in seconds and the…

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Climate Action in Agriculture

January 23, 2020
Climate Action in Agriculture

On 21st Jan Tom Murphy, for PAC Ireland, attended the IFA half-day conference entitled ‘Climate Action in Agriculture – A Balanced Approach”. The objective of the event was to rebalance the debate around climate action and featured one of the foremost experts in the world on the important role of farming in the climate debate, Dr…

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PÖTTINGER Ireland – New Irish Headquarters

January 15, 2020
PÖTTINGER Ireland – New Irish Headquarters

Tom Murphy, for PAC Ireland was pleased to be invited to attend the opening of the new PÖTTINGER Ireland Headquarter in Clonmel, Tipperary on Tuesday 14th January. The impressive new premises was officially opened by the Austrian Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Helmut Freudenschuss and the main speaker from the executive board of PÖTTINGER Landetechnik GmbH…

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HSA National Summit

November 29, 2019
HSA National Summit

Tom Murphy represented PAC Ireland at the HSA Summit ‘The Future of Workers and Work’ in Dublin on 28th November. More than 150 delegates heard how new developments in work practices, such as remote working, pose questions for employers about how best to manage the long-term health and safety of staff. Experts from the European…

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Small is Smart – EU Workshop

November 2, 2019
Small is Smart – EU Workshop

Tom Murphy Reports: I was recently invited to take part in a workshop where support strategies for small farmers in Europe was the focal point of discussion. This workshop was held in Bucharest and hosted by the Romanian Government with stakeholders from seventeen countries in attendance. Small agricultural and forestry holdings form an integral part…

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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

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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