Macra na Feirme welcomes 20 additional Teagasc teaching positions

Macra na Feirme welcomes the recent announcement that the Department of Agriculture, have secured approval for 20 additional full time 2-year contract teaching posts for Teagasc to support Green Certificate education. “Education of young farmers is one of the reasons Ireland is a world leader in agriculture. The ongoing dedication to agricultural education by the […]

Proposed Microgeneration Scheme a Missed Opportunity

IFA Environment Chairman Paul O’Brien said the barriers to farm based microgeneration must be removed from the proposed Microgeneration Support Scheme (MSS).   “The scheme as currently proposed won’t work. The scope needs to be widened,” he said.   IFA has made a detailed submission in response to the request for consultation on the proposed […]

Tipperary Lotto winner makes contact with National Lottery

A lucky Tipperary Lotto player will share a prize of €152,666 with a Dublin player after matching 5 numbers and the bonus in the main Lotto draw on Wednesday night (24th February). Both players were just one number away from winning the midweek jackpot which was worth €5,062,488. The two lucky ticket holders are set […]

Tipperary Community Group Shortlisted for Prestigious Adult Education Award

Age Friendly Roscrea has been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award in the Health and Wellbeing category. The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative organised by the national adult learning organisation, AONTAS, to recognise and celebrate the work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. Age Friendly Roscrea is a community […]

Chair of Tipperary Energy Agency appointed Dean Flexible and Work Based Learning at LIT

Limerick Institute of Technology’s Director of Industry Engagement Seamus Hoyne has been appointed LIT’s new Dean Flexible and Work Based Learning.   A native of Laois, Seamus is respected throughout Europe for his work in renewable energy and energy management. In 1998 Seamus was appointed the Managing Director of the Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) and […]

Tipperary community support service named as National Finalist in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Millennium Family Resource Centre, a rural support service providing a range of community and family supports, has been named amongst the thirty-six community groups, sports clubs and organisations from all over Ireland who were today announced as finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards. Millennium Family Resource Centre will contest in the Youth category […]

Inland Fisheries Ireland fishing for young poets in Tipperary

Inland Fisheries Ireland and the Blackrock Education Centre are running the national ‘Something Fishy’ poetry competition aimed at 5th and 6th class primary school students in Tipperary and nationwide. It is an opportunity for students to get creative at home and learn about fish. This is the second year the competition has been run as […]

EPA continued to provide essential environmental enforcement activities during the Covid-19 pandemic using innovative approaches

The EPA employed a range of tools to assess compliance at licensed sites during 2020 and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, including the innovative use of Remote Compliance Assessments. Odour complaints about licensed facilities rose dramatically in 2020, peaking in April.  Overall, there was a 92% increase in complaints received by the EPA. The EPA continued […]

Call for Tipperary family carers to be included in Covid vaccine priority

The estimated 17,400 family carers in Tipperary need to be included in Covid vaccine priority lists, campaigners have insisted. Liz Collins is the mum and primary carer of a teenager with a debilitating skin condition whose worst nightmare came true when she and her husband Gary both tested positive for the virus. Now she is […]

Macra members share their experiences of working from home

Covid-19 has changed the way we approach our workday with many commutes being eliminated allowing for that time to be used differently. In the recent Macra na Feirme Rural Youth Survey those working in rural Ireland outside of farming were asked a series of questions concerning their work/life balance and the impact of Covid-19 on […]

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