Teagasc – Brexit Meeting

January 31, 2017
Teagasc – Brexit Meeting

Tom Murphy attended a breakfast meeting, hosted by Teagasc, where the financial implications of Brexit on the agricultural sector were under discussion.  The meeting was attended by major stakeholders, public representatives and delegates from the financial and banking sector.  Murphy attended to ensure there was a voice at the table for agricultural contractors. Most experts agreed…

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Land Drainage Opportunities

January 8, 2017
Land Drainage Opportunities

PAC Chairman Michael Sheehan and Tom Murphy met with Prof. Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc, where land drainage was identified as an area where agricultural contractors could expand their businesses.  Indeed at a PAC Conference, Prof. Boyle, said that there would be Teagasc courses available to contractors to equip them with the skills and competence to carry…

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Smart Farming in the Cloud – Brussels Meeting

October 1, 2016
Smart Farming in the Cloud – Brussels Meeting

Tom Murphy represented agricultural contractors at the debate “Agriculture 4.0 – Smart Farming in the Cloud”  hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU and held in Brussels. The meeting surmised that EU support is essential in order to realise the potential of digital farming.  Debating the main benefits to be…

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Zurich/Farming Independent Awards 2016

June 20, 2016
Zurich/Farming Independent Awards 2016

PAC member Thomas Moloney was the worthy winner of the overall safe farm award at the Farming Independent/Zurich Farm Awards. This follows on his award for Contractor of the year in 2015. Pictured Thomas with his father James, mother Maureen and Tom Murphy.

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Beware – Misuse of Marked Diesel

March 31, 2016
Beware – Misuse of Marked Diesel

The penalties for the misuse of marked diesel can vary widely.  Recent Revenue lists of defaulters show that fines imposed were as high as €14,000.  Just remember that marked fuel is not for use in the jeep or car and should be confined to use in the appropriate agricultural vehicles being used for agricultural works.

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PAC NEWS

March 31, 2016
PAC NEWS

The latest edition of PAC NEWS has been posted free of charge to all agricultural contractors and is available online.  PAC NEWS is also circulated to European, National and Local Government officials and to a broad range of stakeholders. In PAC NEWS you can see the work that PAC is doing on behalf of agricultural contractors….

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Get Your Dog Microchipped

March 31, 2016
Get Your Dog Microchipped

From March 31st 2016, all dogs over twelve weeks old must be microchipped and most importantly registered on an approved database.  This is a two step integrated process and having your dog microchipped alone is not enough; you must also register your dog and keep your contact details up to date. The microchipping scheme is…

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Contractor’s Prices Up or Down

March 23, 2016
Contractor’s Prices Up or Down

Pricing work can be a contentious issue.  PAC frequently gets enquiries, from both contractors and farmers, asking what is the right price for this or that job.  We can only respond that this is one of the areas where there is no single answer.  PAC always advises contractors to carefully and scientifically cost all the…

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New Regulations – RSA Videos

March 1, 2016
New Regulations – RSA Videos

The Road Safety Authority have produced some excellent information videos dealing with the Revised Standards for Agricultural Vehicles. These videos are available on YouTube and can be accessed via this LINK If you require any further information you may contact the office.

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