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Finalists Are In For Aiph Igoty Awards 2017

Finalists Are In For Aiph Igoty Awards 2017

Nine ornamental growers, from Belgium, China, Colombia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Russia and the&nbs...


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New Teagasc Ashtown Education, Research and Conference Centre Opened

A new Education, Research and Conference Centre at Teagasc Ashtown, Dublin was officially opened by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD yesterday, Wednesday, 7 December. 

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    The Hardware Show 2017 - Biggest Show Ever

    Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is delighted to announce, with three months to go, that The Hardware Show 2017 is now the biggest show in the Association’s history. With over 3,300sqm of space sold in RDS Simmonscourt, it far exceeds the 2015 Show in size in Citywest.

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      Letter from the President of the CIOH

      It has been a huge honor and a privilege to serve as your President for the past two years. I have had the opportunity to work with many excellent people in the Institute, and my sincere thanks for all the help that I have received.

      Read more: Letter from the President of the CIOH

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        Colombia, The Netherlands & Russia Are Cut Flower Finalists

        Cut flower growers from Colombia, The Netherlands and Russia are in the running for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Award (IGOTY) 2017.

        Read more: Colombia, The Netherlands & Russia Are Cut Flower Finalists

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          Aiph Opens Global Plant Health Debate

          The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites growers and industry associations from around the world to join its discussion on the plant health challenges facing growers in different countries. 

          Read more: Aiph Opens Global Plant Health Debate

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            Winners of The Garden Media Guild Awards: 2016

            2016 Winners and Finalists 

            Ian Hodgson
            New Wild Garden

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              ITB Horticulture Open Day

              Our Open Days / Evenings are ideal for second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and just about anyone who is interested in doing a course here in ITB.

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                Teagasc Annual Report and Financial Statement

                Demand for Teagasc educational courses and advisory services remain high leading to increased levels of activity right across the country, while Teagasc researchers collaborate both nationally and internationally, to provide the scientific base to develop Ireland’s agriculture and food sector.

                Read more: Teagasc Annual Report and Financial Statement

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                  Horticulture in the Dail - Brexit Issues for Mushroom Industry

                  I want to raise the issue of Brexit and, in particular, the effect it is having on the mushroom industry in Monaghan and elsewhere. The mushroom industry provides a stark warning to the rest of the country's economy about Brexit and the damage a sustained weakness in sterling can inflict. It really is the canary in the coalmine for the Irish agribusiness.

                  Read more: Horticulture in the Dail - Brexit Issues for Mushroom Industry

                    SALTEX College Cup puts student turf managers on the big stage

                    SALTEX College Cup puts Student Turf Managers on the Big Stage

                    The SALTEX College Cup made its debut this year at SALTEX 2016, in which a number of sports-turf students demonstrated excellent academic abilities. With five colleges participating, the competitive event highlighted that the industry is certainly in more than capable hands.

                    Read more: SALTEX College Cup puts Student Turf Managers on the Big Stage

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                      IPM ESSEN 2017 is an Obligatory Date for International Horticulture

                      World's Leading Fair Presents Current Trends and Excellent Info Programme

                      From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM ESSEN, horticulture will find not only innovative technology, soils and substrates for efficient production but also the unique possibilities of establishing important contacts to market-leading plant breeders from all continents as well as marketing organizations and placing orders centrally in one place.

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                        Aiph and Union Fleurs Launch International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2016

                        International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2016 is now available. The latest volume contains the currently available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants.

                        Read more: Aiph and Union Fleurs Launch International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2016

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                          GIMA and HTA join forces to purchase The Garden Press Event

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                          The Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) and the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) have joined forces to purchase the garden industry’s leading media-facing event, The Garden Press Event.

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                            Horticulture Industry: Statements: 22 Nov 2016: Seanad Debates

                            I thank the House for inviting me to discuss the horticulture industry. The horticulture sector makes a very significant contribution to Ireland's gross agricultural output, with a farm gate output of €400 million in 2015. In terms of gross agricultural commodity output, horticulture is positioned third after beef and dairy.

                            Read more: Horticulture Industry: Statements: 22 Nov 2016: Seanad Debates

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                              Teagasc Showcase Novel Food Technologies

                              Teagasc is holding a Food Innovation Gateways event highlighting the exciting opportunities available from Teagasc to the Irish food industry. The theme for the event is Novel Technology for a Competitive Food Industry and is taking place at the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin today, Wednesday, 23 November.

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                                Understanding the Consumer – Lessons from Brand Forum

                                The final Brand Forum meeting of 2016, themed on Understanding the Consumer” featured two inspirational presentations. The first presentation was given by two speakers from Heineken Ireland; Fiona Curtin, Head of Innovation and Leona Daly, Consumer Insights Manager, who outlined the consumer strategy and creative execution of the Orchard Thieves cider launch in 2015.

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                                  05 March 2017 - 06 March 2017

                                  RDS Simmonscourt @ Simmonscourt, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland

                                  The Hardware Show 2017

                                  Date & Time: Sunday 5th & Monday 6th March 2017 from 9.30 - 5.00pm.

                                  The Hardware Show 2017, Ireland’s premier trade event for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March at the new larger venue of RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Off the back of increased confidence in the industry, the show is set to be the biggest event of its kind next year.

                                  Kieran Burke, Commercial Director of Grafton Merchanting ROI and Vice-President of Hardware Association Ireland, comments: ‘The 2017 Hardware Show will build on the success of the 2015 Show by enhancing both the visitor and exhibitor experience. The Show will be larger with clear emphasis on attracting greater visitor numbers. To facilitate the ‘bigger and better’ Show, we are delighted that the Show will take place in Ireland’s premier conference facility, RDS Simmonscourt. I would encourage all stakeholders in the industry to participate, it’s your Trade Show!

                                  The show will feature:

                                  • Innovation Awards
                                  • Presidents Ball
                                  • Hardware Education Hub
                                  • Industry Advice & Presentations
                                  • HAI Hub
                                  • All the Latest Products and Innovations
                                  • Over 3500sqm Exhibition

                                  Organized by Hardware Association Ireland (HAI), the industry’s trade association, the biennial show is already 66% sold with over 2,400sqm taken and has the capacity to go to 3,600sqm. New features of the show include a Demonstration Zone, involving best practice and handling for tools and products from four key areas – Building Materials, Paint/Décor, DIY/Hardware and Plumbing/Bathrooms; a Skills Zone where apprentices will show off their skills in the areas of Electrical and Plumbing and HAI have joined forces with Google who will bring the latest innovation and technology to the show.

                                  The Hardware Show is recognized for bringing together leading brands across the retail and merchant sector and the extra capacity at the RDS means more opportunities for suppliers and visitors alike.

                                  Companies who have already booked space include ABC Abrasives, Amalgamated Hardware, Ames True Temper, Aquasource Distributors, Arc Building Products, B&G, Birkdale Sales, Bostik Industries, Brett Martin, Calor Gas, Canadia Distributors, Classic Hardware, Contech, Core Software, CPL Fuels, Crown Paints, CQFD Profiles, Curust, John Dargan & Sons, Deanta Doors, DFE Ltd, Donal Lynch Hardware, Dosco, Draper Tools, DS Supplies, Dulux, Eastern Agencies, Ecological Building, Fleetwood, Frisco, Gorilla Glue, Henkel, Herbst Software, Homeline, IITC, IKO Ltd, Intact Siftware, Irish Cement, Jefferson Professional Tools & Equipment, John Murphy Castlerea, Keypoint Abrasives, Kilsaran, Larsen Building Products, Locks & Hardware, McLoughlins RS, N and C Enterprises, OHRA Regalanlagen GmBH, Olympics Fixings Ireland, Pipelife, Portwest, Rawlplug, Regatta Professional, Retail Distribution Systems, Rhino Distribution, Ronseal, Shop4choice, Sika Everbuild, Snickers Workwear, Solus Bulbs, St. Gobain, Stafford Fuels, Tegral, Timco, Tucks Fasteners, Tucks O’Brien, United Hardware, Uppercross Enterprises, Varian IS & Co, Waterford Stanley, WEEE Ireland, Westaro Hosing, Whiteriver Group and Wood Concepts.

                                  More brands and additional show features will be announced over the coming months.

                                  Annemarie Harte, CEO of HAI said: "We are delighted that having made the move to the RDS the industry has responded well and with just under six months to go we are in excess of 50% exhibitor space sold. We are responding by introducing new features to attract more visitors and to ensure this will be the biggest and best show yet.”

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                                  About Hardware Association Ireland (HAI):
                                  Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade. We uniquely represent all levels of the supply chain and include within our membership ranks national and international companies, multi-branch chains and smaller independent hardware businesses. HAI speaks with one consolidated voice and fulfills a unique and vital role in connecting merchants with their suppliers in a non-commercial environment. HAI members play a key role in the construction supply chain, providing an efficient and effective route to market for building material products and a vital source of credit to customers.

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