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‘Women on the farm... they’re the unsung heroes’
Anne O'Donoghue
From Co Armagh, Majella Gollogly’s passion is rural and community development. She explains how this has manifested itself in a new project for farming women. In conversation with Anne O’Donoghue.
2 March 2022 Features
Can we create a food-secure future through gender equality?
If we want to future-proof our food systems, should we be taking gender equality more seriously? Janine Kennedy writes.
2 February 2022 Features
Finding resilience and leaving the farm after the death of a life partner
When Margaret Leahy was widowed at 49, she was scared of what the future might hold. As part of a new series exploring resilience, Rise, she tells Maria Moynihan how she found her feet again.
Sea of Potential: seaweed brings possibilities but needs more research
Seaweed has so much potential, both for the environment, our coastal economy and even for agriculture. Janine Kennedy speaks with Bláth na Mara seaweed harvesters and the Marine Institute
8 September 2021 Features
Revitalising rural Irish communities
In light of the recently published Rural Development Policy 2021-2025, Irene Bermingham looks at how the policy could be hugely beneficial to the lives of rural Irish workers
14 April 2021 News
Katherine O’Leary: the joys of broadband in the countryside
The Easter break saw the O’Leary’s without internet once again. It is a joke. The National Broadband Service needs to make sure that all areas are serviced, writes Katherine O’Leary
14 April 2021 Katherine O'Leary
Job of the week: seasonal fisheries officer at Inland Fisheries Ireland
Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) is now seeking applications for its 2021 nationwide recruitment campaign of seasonal fisheries officers, writes Irene Bermingham.
15 March 2021 Recruitment
My Country Living: meet the 16-year-old investigating hemp in Ireland
From west Cork, Cian Walsh recently won the Teagasc award at the BT Young Scientist. He has big ideas on how to keep Irish farming environmentally and financially viable.
6 February 2021 News
My Country Living: investigating hemp in Ireland
From west Cork, Cian Walsh recently won the Teagasc Award at the BT Young Scientist. He has big ideas on how to keep Irish farming environmentally and financially viable.
3 February 2021 My Farming Week
Rural Ireland must play to its strengths
Could the changes in how we do things in a post COVID -19 world be an opportunity for the regions? Independent TD Marian Harkin says yes if the regions play to their strengths. Mairead Lavery writes.
19 August 2020 Features
UCC Co-Op school master's in sustainability
A new master's course at the Cork University Business School (CUBS), is offering students the chance to get to grips with sustainable agri-food industry development within a co-op structure.
13 May 2020 Education
Reader writes: a woman in agriculture, a woman in COVID-19
What is it like being a woman in agriculture, living and working on a farm, during the COVID-19 pandemic? Reader Marian Dalton writes.
12 April 2020 Features