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# horticulture - Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
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# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 9,861 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,863 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,430 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

# horticulture - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution
# Seed Revolution
# Seed Revolution

Opinion: Homegrown seed is the kernel of a food revolution

Aug 15th 2020, 7:00 PM 26,495 Views 6 Comments

Irish Seed Savers outline how support for organic heritage seed is the key to ensuring long-term food security on our island.

# horticulture - Sunday 3 May, 2020

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow
# Essential Workers
# Essential Workers

The hard graft of horticulture makes it difficult for the sector to grow

May 3rd 2020, 8:30 PM 21,324 Views 34 Comments

The Keelings workers controversy has thrown a spotlight on a complex corner of Irish food production.

# horticulture - Sunday 24 February, 2019

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it
# For Sale
# For Sale

This deserted island is up for grabs at €1.25m - and some people think the government should buy it

Feb 24th 2019, 4:00 PM 97,810 Views 70 Comments

Madigan says it would require ‘considerable resource commitments’ to buy the island off the coast of Galway.

# horticulture - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch
# Column
# Column

The weather's getting better – finally! – so it's time to get stuck into the vegetable patch

May 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 39 Views 22 Comments

Tips on growing your own seasonal produce, as well as delicious recipes, from GIY’s Michael Kelly.

# horticulture - Thursday 28 May, 2015

5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend
# Opinion
# Opinion

5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend

May 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 589 Views 14 Comments

If you think it’s just about some pretty plants, think again!

# horticulture - Friday 17 April, 2015

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

Apr 17th 2015, 8:00 AM 844 Views 7 Comments

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

# horticulture - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants
# Peru
# Peru

Peru's coca growers being encouraged to switch to... coffee plants

Sep 8th 2013, 5:30 PM 7,227 Views 20 Comments

Not a bad idea in the fight against drugs – but low prices and coffee plant diseases getting in the way.

# horticulture - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister
# Appointment
# Appointment

Fine Gael TD Tom Hayes is the new junior agriculture minister

Jun 5th 2013, 11:28 AM 5,321 Views 41 Comments

Hayes succeeds Shane McEntee who died last December.

# horticulture - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'
# Horticulture
# Horticulture

€4.4m to assist horticulture producers after 'exceptionally wet weather'

May 21st 2013, 7:15 AM 3,528 Views 14 Comments

Bad weather in 2012 affected most sectors within Ireland’s horticultural industry – and the damage was further compounded for many growers by the cold late spring this year, the Minister for Agriculture said.

# horticulture - Monday 11 February, 2013

Food growing set to be added to UK curriculum - what about Ireland?
# Horticulture
# Horticulture

Food growing set to be added to UK curriculum - what about Ireland?

Feb 11th 2013, 7:59 PM 6,097 Views 41 Comments

Should it also be brought into Irish schools?

# horticulture - Sunday 18 November, 2012

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?
# Grow It Yourself
# Grow It Yourself

No garden, no problem: What can you grow in your apartment?

Nov 18th 2012, 11:00 AM 10,759 Views 10 Comments

Just because you haven’t got a garden (or allotment) doesn’t mean you can’t grow your own vegetables.

# horticulture - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Slideshow: Take a sneak peek at Bloom 2012
# Bloom 2012
From The Daily Edge
# Bloom 2012

Slideshow: Take a sneak peek at Bloom 2012

May 30th 2012, 9:50 PM 7,319 Views 6 Comments

The gardening event opens tomorrow morning in the Phoenix Park and runs until Monday evening.

# horticulture - Friday 27 April, 2012

€3.7m in grants for horticultural producers
# Horticulture
# Horticulture

€3.7m in grants for horticultural producers

Apr 27th 2012, 11:13 AM 899 Views 4 Comments

Dept of Agriculture says the grant will assist 152 producers in accessing specialist equipment and facilities for their business.