Primary schools to ‘push’ message on safety

THE Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has joined forces with Primary School Principals in a bid to keep children safe during the very busy season on Irish farms. Over the past 10 years in Ireland,...
A to B: Loss of body weight occurs during dieting but . . . B to C: the weight piles back on when the person returns to his/her pre-dieting regime. D: The growth of the intestine while the weight is being lost could in part explain this phenomenon, according to Teagasc research. Illustration: TResearch magazine.

Teagasc research reveals link between weight gain and intestinal growth

AN ongoing Teagasc research project is trying to tease out the reasons why people put weight back on so quickly after going through a successful dietary programme before then going back to their ‘normal’...
Michael Fitzmaurice: 'Stick their €50 million'.

Beware of ‘poisoned chalice’ on beef deal

THERE has been an angry reaction to moves by the EU Commission to try and attach ‘reduction conditions’ to their Brexit aid package for beef and suckler farmers who have been badly hit by...

IFA wants a permit free-up to attract more non-EU dairy operatives

THE IFA are to step up their efforts to clear the way for more non-EU skilled dairy operatives to be allowed to take up employment on Irish farms over the coming months. With the Irish...

Suckler farmers in West on less than €8,000

Annual Family Farm Income (FFI) for suckler farms in the West and North regions of the country came in at just under €8,000, according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey for 2018. With over half...
Pictured at the launch of the drive with care Summer campaign were: Joe Healy, IFA President; William Shorthall, Health and Safety Executive IFA and Michael Rowland, Road Safety Authority. Photo: Aengus McMahon.

RSA and IFA make the case for safe driving during Summer

CONTRACTORS, farmers and other road-users have been asked by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the IFA to take extra care on rural roads over the coming weeks and months as the busy silage...


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