International fisheries biologist presents a novel approach to boost wild Atlantic salmon populations in Irish rivers

As part of the Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) Research Seminar Series, Dr Kyle Young, a Research Associate from the University of Zurich, was recently invited to Ireland to give a presentation on his novel approach to enhance wild Atlantic salmon production in river systems. This concept proposes the translocation of wild fry from abundant to […]

Narrow defeat for County Boundary Motion deeply disappointing – Rural Independent Group

Members of the Oireachtas Rural Independent Group have described the narrow defeat of their Dáil motion on the detrimental extension of county boundaries as a lost opportunity to protect rural Ireland. The Motion was ultimately defeated after a Fianna Fail counter amendment was supported by a margin of 66 votes for, to 62 against, with […]

INMO Insist Employers Pay Employees Time Lost Due To Ophelia

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) today, in response to enquiries from members, have indicated that they will not tolerate employers deducting pay or insisting that employees take annual leave, as a result of having to stay away from work yesterday due to Hurricane Ophelia.  Pointing to the fact that a red weather warning […]

Why Have Timber And Wood Imports Surpassed €1 Billion In Under 3 Years – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle, to clarify why Ireland has had to import over 1 million 840 thousand tonnes of timber and crude wood materials since 2015. Deputy McGrath was speaking after a Parliamentary Question addressed to the Department of Taoiseach revealed […]

McLaren Confirms Its Most Track Concentrated Road Car Yet

McLaren, the British creator of luxury sports and super cars, has confirmed that the next model to be introduced under its Track22 business plan will be an addition to the Ultimate Series. Its mission is to be the most extreme, track-concentrated road car McLaren has yet designed. To be publicly revealed in the first quarter […]

IFA Reaction To Stamp Duty Changes

IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the move by the Government today to remove the upper age limit for family transfers as it reduces the stamp duty liability from 6% to 1%. “This adjustment will allow more families to carry out a lifetime transfer at the rate of 1% rather than the 6% rate.”   […]

AA Ireland And ProVision Vehicle Cameras Announce Partnership

ProVision Vehicle Cameras, a market leading Vehicle Camera Solutions provider and the creator of CameraMatics, has entered into a partnership with Irelands’ motoring organisation. AA Ireland is the country’s provider of roadside assistance, travel and traffic information, and of Motor, Home & Travel Insurance. The two organisations have announced a partnership that will see them […]

Farm Hazardous Waste Collections

Farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. Hazardous wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and out-of-date veterinary medicines. The removal of these potentially dangerous […]

Quarter Of A Million Child Abuse Referrals Since 2011 – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the numbers of children being referred to child protection services for abuse as horrific and deeply disturbing. Deputy McGrath was speaking after information he obtained through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, revealed over 248 thousand referrals across all categories of abuse, including physical and […]

IFA Calls on Co-Ops To Co-ordinate Efforts To Help Farmers After Hurricane Ophelia

IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency.   Sean O’Leary said, “The most pressing problem on farms is where they are left without electricity after a power outage which […]

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