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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Launch of HSA Strategy

January 27, 2016
Launch of HSA Strategy

Tom Murphy attended the official launch of the Health and Safety Authority Strategy Statement along with leaders of industry from all sectors. The Strategy was launched by Ged Nash TD, Minister for Business and Employment. Launching the strategy, Minister Nash said, “Every worker in the country is entitled to a safe and healthy place of…

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Launch of Teagasc ConnectED

January 1, 2016
Launch of Teagasc ConnectED

Pictured at the Launch of the Teagasc ConnectEd Programme were from (L to R): Rob Peters, EU Commission; Philip O’Connor, IFAC; Michael Tennyson, Agricultural Consultants Association; Mark Gibson, Teagasc; Prof Gerry Boyle, Teagasc; Tom Murphy, PAC Ireland and John Gilmore, FarmLab Diagnostics  PAC’s Tom Murphy was invited to be a member of the panel at…

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PAC Attends Launch of Farmers Journal and ESB Initiative

January 1, 2016
PAC Attends Launch of Farmers Journal and ESB Initiative

The Irish Farmers Journal & ESB Networks partner to Make Irish Farms Safer Launch of the new “Safe Family Farms” Programme. The new programme was was officially launched by Minster for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Simon Coveney TD and introduced to an audience of key industry stakeholders and media.  Tom Murphy (PAC) attended to…

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Pesticide Regulations

September 28, 2015
Pesticide Regulations

Sustainable Use of Pesticides Regulations This legislation has implications for agricultural contractors and farmers who wish to carry out spraying operations, whether using a knapsack or boom sprayer.  The term pesticide refers to a broad range of products used as plant protection products (PPP) and/or biocidal products.  Professional users are required to undertake training and once…

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Regulations for Agricultural Vehicles on the Public Road

September 28, 2015
Regulations for Agricultural Vehicles on the Public Road

PAC welcomes the introduction of new regulations “Standards for Agricultural Vehicles on Public Roads”. Please call the office for a copy of the official RSA publication and recent amendments. For many years PAC has worked with the RSA, Department of Transport and various Committees to ensure that proposed legislation would not only make our roads…

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