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It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

‘Our core objective is to digitalise dairy farming. We are merging dairy with digital,’ says VistaMilk Centre’s director Prof Donagh Berry.

A newly established research centre will bring technology and agricultural specialists together to help address key issues facing the dairy sector, in(...)

Loretta Kennedy has set up MamaBear Foods, a Cork-based food business with a reduced-sugar ketchup as its launch product.

When kids get a taste for something they often want it with everything. If we’re talking raw carrots, happy days, they can munch to their heart’s cont(...)

Farmers participating in the ‘Smart Farming’ voluntary programme reduced emissions by 9 per cent and saved an average of €7,170 a year, the EPA said.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

A growing number of Irish farmers want to participate in “Smart Farming” which aims to reduce carbon emissions and improve efficiency, according to th(...)

DCU is expanding rapidly. Recent developments include a new state-of-the-art student centre which combines facilities for social, cultural, global engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

UCC Web: ucc.ie/opendays Life on campus: There’s so much more to life in UCC than spending long hours in the Fishbowl (the famous library study room(...)

The long-promised insurance scheme  could open up greater access to uplands for walkers. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Incoming Minister for Gaeltacht and Islands Sean Kyne has forecast a long-promised insurance scheme, which could open up greater access to uplands for(...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Teagasc milkman made more than €23,000 in overtime, the public accounts committee was told.

A milkman who works on one of Teagasc’s farms earned more than €23,000 in overtime last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was told. The man (...)

Kerry farmers meet Galway counterparts to work on trail repair and erosion management issues as part of the new national uplands initiative supported by the Heritage Council Photograph: Siobhan Bennett

Mountain habitats under threat from environmental degradation are to be managed through a new partnership between State bodies and upland communities.(...)

Teagasc research officer Dr Kieran Meade: “We are activating the cells in the innate immune system and training it to be fitter and faster in its response to diseases.”

A ground-breaking research project funded by Teagasc could result in dramatic improvements in the health of newborn calves. Teagasc research officer D(...)

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