EuroSheep – stakeholders identify issues to improve flock health and nutrition

EuroSheep is an EU-funded thematic network to encourage knowledge exchange on flock nutrition, health and management between European sheep sector stakeholders in many countries. The first EuroSheep TransNational WorkShop took place recently, virtually. Delegates from Ireland, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Hungary and Turkey, encompassing both meat and milk sheep systems of production participated in […]

Fitness Freak’s free fruit initiative to keep children healthy begins in Tipperary hospital

A visit to a vending machine while his son was in hospital was the catalyst for health and fitness trainer, Richard Kennedy, to launch his Free Fruit for All campaign in South Tipperary General Hospital.  The Rathgormack man is on a mission to engage with parents and retailers on the need to educate children and […]

Bed Beats Breakfast In The Battle Of The Morning Routine

A survey conducted by multivitamin brand, Pharmaton Active Life, has found that despite the increased awareness of the importance of breakfast, almost one third of  Irish people still regularly miss it (27%), with lack of time being the main reason (35%). In order to tackle this, and help people form a good morning routine, Pharmaton […]

€1.2 million for School Fruit Scheme in Ireland

Over €1.2 million for the School Fruit Scheme in Ireland for the 2015/2016 school year has been agreed by the European Commission today. This current round of funding is 75% financed by the EU and 25% financed by Ireland. The total funding for the scheme across 25 EU Member States is €150 million. With a […]

Minister for Education Meets Irish Boxing Captain & Ambassador for new “Moo Crew” Primary School Initiative

Ruairi Quinn T.D. Minister for Education is pictured with Irish boxer, Darren O’Neill, who captained the Irish boxing team at the London 2012 Olympic Games and is also a qualified primary school teacher.  Darren O’Neill is an ambassador for the National Dairy Council’s new primary school initiative, Moo Crew: The Primary Dairy Moovement.   Developed by teachers for […]