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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Ploughing 2015

September 23, 2015
Ploughing 2015

Ploughing Match 2015 Apart from one massive downpour, Wednesday at the Ploughing Match was a great day. PAC volunteers worked in the Safety Village, which was busy all day with visitors showing a positive interest in farm safety and in how this important message is conveyed. The outside safety demonstrations including a chainsaw workshop and…

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European Transport Safety Council

July 2, 2015
European Transport Safety Council

PAC Working Closely with European Organisations PAC attended the European Transport Safety Council – Driving for Work Seminar on 2nd July, 2015. Tom Murphy represented PAC at this event along with leaders of industry, An Garda Síochana, Road Safety Authority and HSA.  This seminar focused on key risk issues for employers and employees and compliance…

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Embrace FARM – Remembrance Service – 28th June 2015

June 28, 2015
Embrace FARM – Remembrance Service – 28th June 2015

Tom Murphy attended the 2nd Annual National Remembrance Service for people killed on farms across the thirty two counties. This was held at The Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix on Sunday 28th June. Brian and Norma Rohan, the Board of Embrace FARM and helpers are to be congratulated on a poignant and…

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Launch of Farm Safety Report and Seanad Debate

May 26, 2015
Launch of Farm Safety Report and Seanad Debate

As a significant contributor to the consultation process, PAC was invited to attend the Launch of the Farm Safety Report at the Oireachtas. Along with other important stakeholders, PAC was also invited to attend the Seanad Debate on the Report where Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney addressed the Seanad.  Minster Coveney congratulated all the stakeholders…

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2015 Zurich/Farming Independent Farming Awards

May 22, 2015
2015 Zurich/Farming Independent Farming Awards

Zurich Farmer of the Year Awards 2015 with the Irish Independent – 22nd May, 2015 PAC Ireland’s Tom Murphy was invited to attend the 2nd Annual Farmer of the Year Awards that took place on May 22nd at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin 4. This was a great night attended by leaders and stakeholders in agriculture,…

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Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney Launches IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate Smart Agriculture

April 14, 2015
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney Launches IIEA/RDS Leadership Forum on Climate Smart Agriculture

Opportunities for Climate Smart Agriculture – RDS Lecture – 14th April 2015 Tom Murphy attended this event, which included in its audience farmers, scientists, educators and media, including Matt Dempsey. Speakers included Forbes Elworthy from New Zealand who discussed the economic return to farmers from promoting climate-smart agriculture. Mr Elsworthy was joined by Mike Magan,…

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