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.


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.


You need ropes and cable cars down here

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


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.


Redheads get active for cancer research

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


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’

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.


Making children aware of our rivers

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


Co-operation is key to growing a private forestry enterprise

Private forestry growers have been matching Coillte for acreage planted.


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.