The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) got underway at the RDS in Dublin today, with plenty of innovative agri-science offerings among the 550 projects on display.
Agriculture minister Simon Coveney has announced the opening of the online system for the submission of applications to both the National Reserve and the Young Farmers Scheme in 2015.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced that payments under the Beef, Sheep and Dairy Discussion Group programmes will begin issuing to successful participants in the coming days.
The total volume of milk supplies up to the end of November 2014 leave Ireland 6.51% over quota, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment.
Grants worth €1.2bn to Irish farmers may be linked to their safety record and cuts may be imposed if farmers do not comply with safety regulations, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said this week.
Ireland has become the first EU member state to secure beef access to the valuable US market, following an inspection by the US authorities of Ireland's beef production systems in July of last year.
Funding of €1,867,200 to 142 organisations involved in delivering animal welfare services throughout the country has been announced.
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) officially opened it new milk protein plant on its existing site in Virginia, Co. Cavan. Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Arlene Foster, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, were on hand to open the new facility, which is the result of a €7.8 million investment.