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Courses to develop practical skills in the Burren
Sarah McIntosh
For those interested in developing their practical skills, ‘Common Knowledge’ offers courses in building, making, and mending, in a hands-on experience in Co Clare.
22 March 2023 News
Boosting women-led innovation in farming and rural areas
‘GRASS Ceiling’ a new EU-funded project is setting up living labs in nine countries to boost women-led innovation in farming and rural areas, Sarah McIntosh writes.
22 March 2023 Careers
Agri Careers: Life and business with Blaise Brosnan
Blaise Brosnan has authored three books – so far – that offer a practical guide for navigating life and business. Caitríona Bolger writes.
Dundalk students host inspiring women in business event
A student-led women in business panel saw two prolific women from the equine industry talking to students to mark Women’s History Month, writes Sarah McIntosh.
18 March 2023 News
Meet the new generation of forestry professionals
Tom Kent, programme leader of forestry at South East Technological University outlines the advantages of pursuing a degree in forestry.
15 March 2023 Careers
Is an apprenticeship the right career for you? Many options now open
If you are considering an apprenticeship, ESB Networks and Thermo Fisher Scientific have both launched their 2023 Apprenticeship Programmes, writes Sarah McIntosh.
15 March 2023 Recruitment
Irish food businesses encouraged to avail of €3,600 Digital Start grant
SMEs and micro businesses in the food sector are being encouraged to avail of the Digital Start grant, offering up to €3,600 to facilitate digitisation in Irish companies, Sarah McIntosh writes.
11 March 2023 News
Connecting students and industry members
With the finish line in sight, final-year students are beginning to think about life after college. Many of them had the opportunity to meet industry members at MTU Kerry and UCD.
8 March 2023 Careers
Nurturing curiosity at ESB Science Blast
Thousands of primary school children attended the ESB Science Blast last week. This STEM education programme involves investigations into the science behind a simple question, Sarah McIntosh writes.
6 March 2023 Education
“We just had to improvise, adapt and overcome.”
Teagasc Walsh Scholar Mark Kearney is in the final year of completing a PhD on evaluating sustainable beef farming in Ireland, writes Sarah McIntosh.
1 March 2023 Education
Career profile: Thia Hennessy, Dean of Cork University Business School
In conversation with Sarah McIntosh, Dean of Cork University Business School and Teagasc Board member Thia Hennessy discusses her roles and responsibilities.
1 March 2023 Careers
Open days for prospective students at Teagasc agricultural colleges
Teagasc agricultural colleges are holding a series of events for prospective applicants to its full-time Level 5 agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry courses. Sarah McIntosh writes.
24 February 2023 Education