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The great resignation? No! it’s actually the great re-evaluation
Amii McKeever
Major life decisions are often made as a result of following the lead of peers and parents. A farming career is pretty much dependent on this but will young people re-evaluate?
20 April 2022 Features
Business diversification: bee supplement for fungus to an athlete’s foot spray
The seeds of entrepreneurialism are often sown with a simple realisation - I need a product, I can’t get. This was the foundation of Nuasan Skincare. Amii McKeever spoke to founder Dara Scott.
20 April 2022 Features
Talking rugby, relief milking and research with the McCarthy twins
Co Clare twins Kate and Siobhán McCarthy talk to Anne O’Donoghue about rugby, relief milking and their research PhDs .
What food is more sustainable? "That would be an ecumenical matter!"
Is it now fallacy to ascribe to the belief that when it comes to our views and opinions on food, the environment and other people’s lives, we are all entitled to our own opinion?
13 April 2022 Amii
Do we need to change our attitude when it come to organics?
Research indicates that it’s not just policy or financial matters which affect our attitude to organics and ecological farming methods; it’s also a matter of perception, writes Janine Kennedy.
9 February 2022 Features
Physio for Farmers: myths about back pain
Physiotherapist Stephen O’Rourke dispels some of the common myths when it comes to back pain.
2 February 2022 Features
Katherine O’Leary: some points from the experts
Preparation is underway for calving on the O’Leary farm. Maintenance never ends and getting ready is a big task, writes Katherine O’Leary.
26 January 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Meet the Mayo woman aiming to be the first Irish person in space
Norah Patten was first bitten by the space bug on a trip to NASA as a young girl. Years later she is as determined as ever to be the first Irish person in space, writes Anne O’Donoghue
26 January 2022 Living Life
Last-minute Christmas gift shopping: a guide to your dilemma
If you’ve waited to get your Christmas shopping done, chances are you may find yourself in a bit of a stressful situation. Ilka Denker has compiled some steps to guide you through your gift dilemma.
17 December 2021 Consumer
Paving the way for dairy sustainability at Vistamilk SFI Research Centre
With Science Week kicking off, we spoke with Vistamilk post-doctoral researcher Jonathan Herron about the advances being made in the area of farm sustainability and technology.
Dung beetles reducing the need for anthelmintics
Nuffield Scholar Bruce Thompson will be presenting his project on dung beetles and anthelmintics at the annual Nuffield Conference on 12 November 2021. Fiona Alston writes.
3 November 2021 Careers
Laurence Shalloo talks about his career from low points to high honours
From discovering a passion for studying at third-level to his current role at Teagasc Moorepark and to being awarded an ASA Fellowship, Laurence Shalloo recalls his career with Fiona Alston.
13 October 2021 Education