As reported in last week’s Irish Farmers Journal, the number of students applying to agricultural courses in Teagasc colleges is expected to fall, as the construction industry picks up. Although the deadline for applications to these courses is 26 May, “we won’t know for sure until September, but we would expect some fall”, says Teagasc’s head of education, Tony Pettit.

Irish Country Living spoke to some Teagasc college principals to find out what’s happening in their colleges.