Research: 84% of consumers seeking a sustainable diet
Barry Murphy
A survey of 1,000 Irish adults suggests more people are moving to a sustainable diet, but that there is confusion around what the term plant-based means.
Helping bees on your farm this spring
Choosing to spray tillage crops with insecticides in early morning and late evening is beneficial, as this is when honeybees are less active.
Over half of Ireland’s native plants in decline - report
A 20-year study of Ireland’s plant biodiversity has highlighted how intensive farm management is leading to a decline in native grassland flora.
Magnificent magnolia at Mount Congreve
A visit to Mount Congreve in Waterford following a €7 million re-development reminds Mary Keenan of the importance of planting trees for future generations
8 March 2023 Gardening
Climate change resilient gardens
The future of our climate is uncertain and as gardeners, we need to adapt the way we garden to build resilience in our gardens, writes Colm O'Driscoll, head gardener at Lismore Castle, Co Waterford
8 March 2023 Gardening
Framework is a practical fix, not a political one
The Windsor Framework may not be as perfect as the salesman in the UK prime minister suggests, but it makes a worthwhile effort to fix protocol problems.
5 March 2023 News
Mary Keenan’s Garden Diary: break for the border
The spring tidy-up is well under way this month in Mary Keenan’s garden.
8 February 2023 Gardening
Farmers need to start applying to Revenue’s energy support scheme
Stephen Robb and ifac’s Ciaran McCabe run through the key points of Revenue’s Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme.
25 January 2023 News
$16.7bn plant-based protein market here to stay
There is huge potential for Ireland to supply protein to the plant-based food market.
25 January 2023 News
Delays in onshore wind farms will raise electricity prices - new report
Further delaying the development of onshore wind farms will raise electricity prices in Ireland, according to a new report.
25 January 2023 News
Three Dublin girls working to save the ash tree
Three Ballbriggan students discovered that the application of some plant hormones can control the growth of the fungus that causes ash dieback.
21 January 2023 News
Mary Keenan’s Garden: it’s almost snowdrop season
With a new year to look forward to in the garden, Mary Keenan is putting her Christmas present to good use.
11 January 2023 Gardening