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Get smart with argiculture

The new smart agriculture and rural enterprise awards scheme, in partnership with the RDS, has been launched. The scheme is designed to recognise the success, tenacity and dedication of the Irish agriculture and rural sector as a key contributor to the Irish economy. The Talamh Awards are structured around key areas of Irish agriculture and rural enterprise, with a particular focus on sustainability – environmental sustainability, commercial sustainability and community sustainability. Categories range from sustainable farming to emerging business, innovation and technology, and agri-tourism. Open to agricultural businesses and rural enterprises of all sizes across the island of Ireland, entrants must demonstrate excellence and a commitment to innovation and development that furthers the interests of agriculture and rural enterprise at large. Winners will be selected by a panel of agricultural and rural enterprise experts, among them Doirín Graham, CEO of Clare Local Development Company. Each entry will be judged on merit, regardless of company size. Michael Duffy, RDS chief executive, …

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Back to RDS for science entrepreneurs

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has announced the BTYSTE Alumni Showcase, a new feature for 2017, which will see previous participants compete for the chance to exhibit their commercial ventures at the RDS in January. The competition is open to alumni of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp who qualified for the exhibition itself and went on to incorporate a company based on their BTYSTE project. The goal of the competition is to shine a light on the myriad of successful commercial enterprises born at the Exhibition since its beginnings in 1965, including BTYSTE-born companies like FenuHealth, Restored Hearing, betterexaminations.ie and The Duffily Bag. Applicants from across the island of Ireland are invited to log on to www.btyoungscientist.com/alumni and tell BT about their company, its impact, and why they deserve the opportunity to exhibit. Nine companies (three per day) will be selected to exhibit alongside 50+ leading private and public …

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Brid set for a bloomin’ great performance

An Ennis floral art teacher will be the envy of flower arrangers throughout the country when she presents a demonstration before 30,000 people at the World Flower Show in two weeks’ time. Following her selection as one of the nine Irish demonstrators at the world show, entitled “A Floral Odyssey”, Brid Coonan will showcasing her floral talent, design and creativity with over 600 floral artists from 32 countries in the RDS Dublin from June 19 to 22. Regarded as the Olympics of Floral Art and Flower Arranging, there is an extremely high international standard, with very strict judging criteria at this spectacular show, which takes place every three years. Mary McKee from Feakle, who is a member of Ennis Flower and Garden Club will be competing at the World Show under the title of “The Twilight of Earth”. Brid Coonan says it is a great honour and privilege to be chairperson of The Association of Irish Floral Artists” (AOIFA) during …

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