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News | 07 Dec 2017

Organic Demonstration Farm Walks

The first of the new season of organic demonstration farm walks took place in Co Laois on 6th December. Tom Dunne showed a group of over 80 around his beef farm, including Minister of State Andrew Doyle. Organic Trust inspectors Aine Gordon and Mark Hackett…

News | 24 Nov 2017

Agriculture Committee report calls for more support for tillage farmers

Organic Trust does not endorse an extension to the glyphosate licence or the support of same by Ireland within the EU. However, we are delighted to support the call here for a new Organic Action Plan and the commitment to produce new action plans on…

News | 01 Nov 2017

Organic Demonstration Farm Open Days 2017-2018

The Organic Trust is pleased to publish the 2017-2018 schedule of Organic Demonstration Farm Open Days which can be accessed from link below.

Event | 27 Oct 2017

Fetac Level 5 Organic Production Course - Waiting List Sign-Up

If you intend to convert to organic farming as soon as the Organic Farming Scheme re-opens to new entrants, you will be required to undertake an Organic Production Course - Fetac Level 5. We have been informed by Teagasc that the waiting list for the…

News | 02 Oct 2017

All Ireland Pollinator Plan: Guidelines for Farmers

One third of our bee species are threatened with extinction from Ireland. We know it’s because we have drastically reduced the areas where they can nest and the amount of food our landscape provides for them. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is about all of us,…

Event | 14 Sep 2017

Meet the Organic Trust Team at the National Ploughing Championships

We invite all of our valued licensees and everyone interested in organic production to visit the Organic Trust Team at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly from September 19th to September 21st 2017 inclusive. We are located in the Blackwater Agriculture Pavilion,…

News | 11 Jul 2017

Organic Supports & Services from Bord Bia - Free Organic Business Mentoring

We are delighted to inform Organic Trust licensees of the free Organic Mentoring currently being offered to organic businesses by Bord Bia. This mentoring is available from July to October 2017 subject to availability.

News | 10 Jul 2017

Approval of Copper Based Fungicide in Organic Production in Ireland

The Organic Unit of DAFM have now approved the use of a copper-based fungicide in organic production in Ireland for the control of plant pests and diseases.

Event | 28 Apr 2017

Courses - Introduction to Organic Production - OFS Compulsory Course

The on-line booking for the next round of the Teagasc 25 hour Fetac Level 5 Introduction to Organic Production Courses is now available.

Event | 07 Mar 2017

Dedicated Organic Marts for 2017

The following dedicated organic marts are scheduled for 2017. Entries must be submitted on a Livestock Sales Declaration Form to the Organic Trust office no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, either via fax to 01 8530271 or email to .(JavaScript must be…

News | 13 Oct 2016

Organic Trust Licensees Sweep The Boards at 2016 National Organic Awards!

Organic Trust licensed operators brought home all but one of the 2016 National Organic Awards announced at the offices of Bord Bia on October 13th 2016. The Organic Trust offer sincere congratulations to all winners and to wish everyone the greatest success with their original…

News | 08 Sep 2016

Another First For The Trust!  Waterford Distillery Launch Ireland’s First Single Malt Organic Whisky

There was great excitement in Waterford City yesterday as Waterford Distillery began distilling Ireland's first organic whisky. The team behind this fantastic project were joined by their organically certified malting barley growers, local press and representatives of organic certifier Organic Trust for the inaugural distillation…

News | 03 Mar 2016

Irish Food Writers Guild Awards 2016 - Congratulations to Organic Trust Licensees!

Real ‘super foods’ aren’t about fads or trends. The foods worth celebrating are about consistent quality, long-term sustainability, hard work and a massive dollop of passion, according to the chairperson of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG), Aoife Carrigy, who was speaking at the 2016…

News | 20 Jan 2016

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News | 28 Dec 2015

Áras Kitchen Garden Organically Certified by Organic Trust Ltd

During the tenure of her presidency, former President Mary McAleese oversaw the conversion to organic of the kitchen gardens at Áras an UachtaráIn, making the gardens the first and only gardens managed by the OPW in Ireland to be converted to organic production.