A FARMING LIFE

Regulations prove very contentious

One of the main themes which emerged from the 8th European Organic Congress, which I attended last week, was the proposed new EU organic regulation.

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Margaret leads by example right to the top of Ben Nevis

A Wexford ICA member climbed Ben Nevis this summer because she wanted to show her children that if you put your mind to something you can do it.

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You need ropes and cable cars down here

To be resourceful is, according to the dictionary, to be ingenious, capable and full of initiative.

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Creating a close-knit place for the locals

Q&A: Mary Sharkey
Knitting as we know it dates back to the Middle Ages, although the first knitted garment to be discovered is a pair of socks discovered in an Egyptian tomb dated at around 300 AD.

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Redheads get active for cancer research

More than 3,000 people visited the 2014 Redhead Convention in Cork

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Providing building blocks of rural life

Q&A: Jim Connolly, RRI
‘In Ireland, no matter where we live, we have a rural culture in our DNA’

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Mallow SAR members preparing one of their RIBs and divingequipment for a search at Ballybunion, Co Kerry.

Above and beyond the call of duty

Q&A: Mallow SAR
Search and rescue teams put their lives on the line 24/7, on a voluntary basis.

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Making children aware of our rivers

Q&A: Mark Boyden
Environmental group’s project teaches local pupils about our biodiversity

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Co-operation is key to growing a private forestry enterprise

Private forestry growers have been matching Coillte for acreage planted.

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Man’s best friend gets a welcome staycation

Q&A: Yvonne Naughton
Finding a good place to leave your pet is vital for you to enjoy your own holiday.

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