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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Agricultural Contractor’s Conference

April 13, 2015
Agricultural Contractor’s Conference

The PAC/Teagasc Conference for Agricultural Contractors on Monday 16th November was well attended and a great success; from the morning sessions right the way through to machinery demonstrations in the afternoon. Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle gave the Keynote Address and delegates were encouraged to hear confirmation that contractors have a long term role to play in supporting…

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PAC Addresses Seanad Eireann

March 23, 2015
PAC Addresses Seanad Eireann

PAC Appears at Seanad Eireann Farm Safety Committee – 23rd March, 2015 As a result of a call for public consultation by the Seanad Farm Safety Committee PAC submitted a response and as a result was invited to give evidence at the Seanad.  On 23rd March Tom Murphy was accompanied to the Seanad by contractor…

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PAC Meeting 25th February, 2015

February 25, 2015
PAC Meeting 25th February, 2015

PAC Chairman Michael Sheehan reports it was an excellent meeting.  Agri Adviser P.J. Phelan spoke to a full room. He explained that in his opinion contractors were not charging enough for their services and not taking all their overheads into account when arriving at a price.  P.J. ddemonstrateda system he is developing, which will make…

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HSA to Enforce Regulations

January 13, 2015
HSA to Enforce Regulations

Due to the unprecedented number of fatalities on Irish farms in 2014 the Health and Safety Authority have indicated they will (on a case by case basis) consider going straight to prosecution on the following matters:- Working with unguarded PTO assemblies, (this includes defects at U-guard, O-guard and shaft guard) Working machinery while carrying children under the…

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Call for Fuel Price Regulation – 7th October, 2014

October 7, 2014
Call for Fuel Price Regulation – 7th October, 2014

Tom Murphy is quoted in today’s Farming Independent stating that Contractors (and consequently Farmers) have ended up carrying the costs of high fuel bills throughout this summer and autumn, whilst the price of crude oil has fallen by up to 18c.  During the same period prices at the pump fell by as little as 2c….

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National Ploughing Championship, 2014

September 23, 2014
National Ploughing Championship, 2014

Europe’s largest Outdoor Exhibition and Agricultural Trade Show this year saw the most successful Championships ever, with over 279,000 attendees and 1400 exhibitors. PAC provided volunteers for the Health and Safety Village where thousands of visitors were given useful information in relation to health and safety on the farm, from working with slurry, animal handling,…

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