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Ask Miriam: 'my husband wants our son to go to boarding school. I don’t agree'
Ask Miriam
This week, Miriam hears from a mother who does not want to send her son to boarding school, even though his father wants him to follow in his footsteps.
12 June 2024 Education
Agri Careers: funding to support further study in rural development
A new initiative is being rolled out in partnership with third-level colleges to encourage graduates to continue their education and careers in rural development, writes Sarah McIntosh.
12 June 2024 News
Teagasc to host open day at Johnstown Castle
The open day will demonstrate technologies and practices for efficient, environmentally sustainable, profitable and more resilient farming systems, and the supports available to implement them.
Farm families reminded of upcoming SUSI grant deadlines
The priority closing dates for the SUSI grant are Thursday 6 June for grant renewals and Thursday 11 July for new grant applications.
5 June 2024 News
Bursary to support masters in rural development launched
A bursary to support six masters students in rural development has been launched. With a value of €60,000, two students will be chosen by the three partner universities.
27 May 2024 News
Nuffield opens €18,000 scholarship programme to applications
Up to six scholars will enter the 2025 programme and receive an €18,000 travel bursary.
27 May 2024 News
Agri Careers: navigating the exam season: advice for students and parents
As 136,000 students get ready to sit the Leaving and Junior Certificates on 5 June, we have advice on how to calm the nerves and be prepared, writes Sarah McIntosh.
22 May 2024 Education
Dairy farmer makes case for regenerative ag
The need for more resources to be targeted at regenerative farming was made to MLAs last Thursday.
22 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Former CEO of Irish Sugar and Heinz Tony O'Reilly dies
Having established the Kerrygold brand while in Bord Bainne, O'Reilly headed Irish Sugar before rising through the Heinz Corporation to become its CEO.
19 May 2024 News
Secondary school students host art exhibition in Athenry Mart
Hundreds of people attended ‘Athenry Agri’ art exhibition, as secondary students from Clarin College Athenry created artwork inspired by agriculture, writes Sarah McIntosh.
18 May 2024 Education
Agri Careers: higher education in the north-west needs ‘affirmative action’
With 80% of students in Northern Ireland studying in Belfast, a new report has highlighted the need for better higher education planning, writes Sarah McIntosh.
15 May 2024 Education
Agri Careers: farm safety at the forefront of Student Enterprise final
Aspiring young agricultural entrepreneurs lead the way with innovation and forward-thinking products aimed at improving safety on farms across Ireland, writes Sarah McIntosh.
8 May 2024 Education