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CountryWide Saturday 7 October 2017

CountryWide

CountryWide

People, events and happenings around the country, presented by Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly.

Environmental Standards

Environmental Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency recently published a league table of so called National Priority Sites. These are the 7 companies they say are not in compliance with their environmental licencing, and in most urgent need to correct this . The EPA They include agri food companies, Dairygold, Carbery Food Ingredients & Arrabawn all of which are Origin Green approved, Origin Green being the Bord Bia gold seal of approval for good environmental practice. Claire McCormack of Agriland & Michael Moloney of Bord Bia.

Aubracs

Aubracs

We have many different breeds of cattle in the national herd, some native & so called continental breeds. Aubracs are a French breed & probably among the last of the continental breeds to reach these shores. Damien recently met two Aubrac breeders in county Galway, Kevin O'Brien & James Donnellan, President of the Irish Aubrac Society.

Luke Ming Flanagan, Brexit, EU & IFA Protest

Luke Ming Flanagan, Brexit, EU & IFA Protest

Farmers & politicians are up in arms at rumours that the EU will allow easier access for beef imports from South America to help strike a trade deal with the Mercusor countries. It prompted a protest by the IFA outside the EU Commission Offices in Dublin last Wednesday. Damien speaks to Independent MEP & member of the Agricultural committee in the European Parliament, Luke Ming Flanagan about Brexit & other agricultural related matters.

Roundwood National School - Rian Butler

Roundwood National School - Rian Butler

We were contacted by St Laurence O'Toole National School, Roundwood in Wicklow who were amazed by a biodiversity project video by 9 year old Rian Butler. Rian is an aspiring wildlife cameraman, setting up cameras in the woodland around his house, in order to capture wildlife footage. Countrywide went along to meet Rian.

The school website : https://www.stlaurences.ie/

Rian's video is here :  

 

http://www.facebook.com/rteradio1/videos/1521225214601843/

 

Crossing the Line Films

Crossing the Line Films

Damien speaks to John Murray MD of Crossing the Line Films, Ireland's biggest producer of Wildlife Documentaries which have been shown on a variety of channels, RTE, TG4, BBC & many more. John is just back from Jackson Hole in the US, a mecca for wildlife filmmakers.

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Speech Broadcaster of the Year Damien O'Reilly and the CountryWide team feature the events, people and happenings that bring colour and life to communities, towns and villages across the country.

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