Country Living

Primary science fair calls for NI country schools and farm kids

Primary science fair calls for NI country schools and farm kids

Ireland’s biggest science fair is doubling its capacity in its second year in Belfast, bringing over 1,500 pupils together to...

February 2, 2018

Think you have a fit family? You could win €15,000

Think you have a fit family? You could win €15,000

RTE is now searching the country to find the fittest, fastest, strongest families to enter one of Ireland’s most extreme...

May 31, 2015

Rural people less confident in the economy

Rural people less confident in the economy

Rural people have less confidence in the economy than their urban counterparts, according to a recent survey by according to the...

March 23, 2015

Rural retail strategy launched at Ploughing

Rural retail strategy launched at Ploughing

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) launched a strategy for rural retailing at this week’s National Ploughing Championships. The document has been...

September 25, 2014

Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers announced in Northern Ireland

Minimum wage increase for agricultural workers announced in Northern Ireland

The ‘Grade 1 Minimum Rate’ of wages for local agricultural workers has been increased, with effect from October 1, 2014....

September 24, 2014

Google ‘street view’ brings Co. Clare scenery to millions

Google ‘street view’ brings Co. Clare scenery to millions

Google has just launched the first Irish collection from the ‘Trekker Loan Programme’ with scenes from some of the most...

August 16, 2014

Flavours of Fingal this weekend

Flavours of Fingal this weekend

This weekend sees Dublin’s only agricultural show take place, the Flavours of Fingal. On Saturday and Sunday, at Newbridge House and...

June 27, 2014

No more free cheese from intervention for charities

No more free cheese from intervention for charities

Charities are to lose out on free cheese that was available to them under the ‘Most Deprived Scheme’ as the...

June 26, 2014

June 1 is world milk day

June 1 is world milk day

Today, Sunday, June 1, is ‘world milk day’ and the United Nations is promoting its attributes as a source of...

June 1, 2014

Balmoral picture parade

Balmoral picture parade

As day two of the Balmoral Show gets underway, those in cattle classes have been busy all morning as our pictures...

May 15, 2014

Fit families wanted!

Fit families wanted!

Ireland’s Fittest Family series returns and wants to know if your family is fit and up for a challenge.  Following...

May 12, 2014

Roscommon sheep dog trials

Roscommon sheep dog trials

Roscommon Lamb Festival 2014 is in its seventh year and takes place this weekend. A key highlight of the festival...

April 30, 2014

Recognising rural women

Recognising rural women

The Rural Development Programme (RDP) has provided women with an opportunity to continue to play an active and valuable role...

March 17, 2014

2,000 students take to the fields as new syllabus welcomed

2,000 students take to the fields as new syllabus welcomed

Agricultural science students and their teachers from 70 schools across Ireland closed their textbooks and put on their wellies last...

March 13, 2014

Kerry Group donates site to Tralee community

Kerry Group donates site to Tralee community

Kerry Group is to hand over control of a two-and-a-half acre site of the former Denny plant in Tralee, which...

March 12, 2014

Live life, love milk

Live life, love milk

County Kerry showed strong support for The Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation when more than 600 people attended a health and...

February 23, 2014

A tale of two rural Ireland’s

A tale of two rural Ireland’s

The need for strategic local planning and development in the next RDP to tackle emigration and youth unemployment across rural Ireland...

February 7, 2014

Giving agri students a head start

Giving agri students a head start

The 6th National finals of the Farm Relief Services Memorial Scholarship took place at the Teagasc/Macra na Feirme Colleges Challenge Day...

February 6, 2014