GMIT and Teagasc form new strategic partnership

Posted in Governance and administration on February 16th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“GMIT and Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, have formed a new strategic partnership to develop academic and educational co-operation in areas of mutual interest …” (more)

[Galway Advertiser, 16 February]

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Teagasc plans overhaul of agri-education sector

Posted in Teaching on June 21st, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Teagasc’s education system is set for a 30-year overhaul as a special advisory group assesses the state of the country’s agricultural academic sector. ‘We need to question whether our programmes are fit for purpose for the next 30 years’, said Teagasc’s director Gerry Boyle at the student of the year awards in Dublin last week …” (more)

[Darragh McCullough, Independent, 21 June]


Agricultural education gives most to society, Teagasc study finds

Posted in Governance and administration on November 21st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Agricultural education gives a far higher rate of return to the individual and the State than other post-secondary education, new research from Teagasc has found …” (more)

[Alison Healy, Irish Times, 21 November]

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Students may be turned away from farming courses if recruitment ban continues

Posted in Governance and administration on October 22nd, 2013 by steve

“Teagasc may have to turn students away from its farming courses if the moratorium on staff recruitment in State bodies is not eased, its director Gerry Boyle has warned …” (more)

[Alison Healy, Irish Times, 22 October]


Innovation profile: Teagasc

Posted in Research on September 23rd, 2013 by steve

“An annual report on global research institutions contains particularly good news for Teagasc …” (more)

[Barry McCall, Irish Times, 23 September]

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Irish Government to fund 79% of €50m joint industry research in Cork

Posted in Research on June 21st, 2013 by steve

“… In Ireland lots of things get the tag ‘world class’ or ‘excellence’ before meriting it and in this case the taxpayer contribution is likely greater than 79% (including the 25% R&D tax credit), as it’s unlikely that the industry contribution was calculated on a commercial basis. Besides, they may also be beneficiaries of grants …” (more)

[Finfacts Ireland, 21 June]

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Government and industry announce €50m research investment

Posted in Research on June 21st, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Research and Innovation Sean Sherlock TD and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney TD have announced Government funding through the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of €36m …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 21 June]

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Support for research is available – why not make use of it?

Posted in Research on May 13th, 2013 by steve

“… I was put in mind of supermarket freebees when discussing Irish small to medium enterprise uptake of research grants with staff from Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, looking in particular at the food sector. These state bodies have a wide range of support services to help SMEs conduct research and increase innovation within their organisations …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 13 May]

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Challenges of life as a researcher

Posted in Research on March 18th, 2013 by steve

“Dr Kieran Meade, a senior scientist at Teagasc, considers himself to be one of the lucky ones. ‘I had a relatively short post-doctoral research career of four years before I was made permanent in Teagasc’, he explains …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 18 March]

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Quinn’s attack on farmers’ assets has sown seeds of political division

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Labour’s proposal to include farmland in means testing has set farmers across the country on the warpath because they see it as blatant discrimination …” (more)

[Caitriona Murphy, Independent, 2 March]

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Demand doubles for Teagasc agriculture courses

Posted in Teaching on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Demand for agriculture courses run by Teagasc has doubled in the past six years and the organisation has had to redeploy staff from other areas to meet requests …” (more)

[Alison Healy, Irish Times, 19 February]


Farmers face up to thorny issue of third-level grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 11th, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Education under fire over plan to include value of capital assets in means-testing procedure …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 11 February]

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Coveney makes three appointments to Teagasc for five-year term

Posted in Governance and administration on February 8th, 2013 by steve

“Brendan Gleeson, Dr Karina Pierce and Tom Tynan have been appointed to the Teagasc authority for a five-year term by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney …” (more)

[Joe Dermody, Irish Examiner, 8 February]

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ICMSA: Unjust to include farmland in means test for college grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 5th, 2013 by steve

“ICMSA president John Comer says it is unjust to include farmland in means tests for third-level college grants when public sector pensions are not assessed. The dairy leader said farmers will resist any proposals to replace the current income-based model with a new capital assets-based assessment …” (more)

[Joe Dermody, Irish Examiner, 5 February]

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Research focus turns to ‘smart’ agriculture

Posted in Research on February 4th, 2013 by steve

“‘Future Agri-Food’ plan will encourage researchers to work together in area of food and agriculture. Could Ireland make a name for itself in ‘smart’ agriculture? We are soon to find out …” (more)

[Claire O’Connell, Irish Times, 4 February]

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Science Foundation Ireland and Teagasc team up to launch strategically important Research Funding Call for ‘The Future Agri-Food’

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“A Memorandum of Understanding, between Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Teagasc, was signed today at the Teagasc Research Centre, Moorepark, Co. Cork. This collaboration agreement ‘the Future Agri-Food’, aims to strengthen and accelerate research and innovation in Ireland’s Agri-food sector which employs in the region of 150,000 people here ….” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 1 February]

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SFI signs agri-food agreement with Teagasc

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Teagasc aimed at strengthening and accelerating research and innovation in Ireland’s agri-food sector …” (more)

[Sorcha Corcoran, Business and Leadership, 1 February]

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Minister Sherlock announces funding awards to support Irish participation in European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Posted in Research on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“The Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock TD, today announced funding of €300,000 to three researchers in Trinity College Dublin and Teagasc. The funding, from Enterprise Ireland, is aimed at maximising Ireland’s opportunities in accessing funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 1 February]

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Introducing T-stór – Teagasc’s New Open Access Repository

Posted in Research on January 7th, 2013 by steve

“Teagasc has launched its newly developed Open Access repository, which makes Teagasc research papers freely available online …” (more)

[AlphaGalileo, 7 January]

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Education vital if farming is to lead economic recovery

Posted in Teaching on December 12th, 2012 by steve

“On-farm education plays a vital role in supporting Irish agri-food’s successes in export markets and in sustaining rural life in Ireland, according to Fr Harry Bohan …” (more)

[Joe Dermody, Irish Examiner, 12 December]

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