Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Ireland’s International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) activities are being extended until June 2021. This is also the case at the UN level and all over the world as the nations deal with Covid-19. Ireland’s IYPH got off to a positive start with President Michael D. Higgins planting an Oak tree in the Phoenix Park to launch International Year of Plant Health in Ireland. DAFM had several events planned from high profile events such as a garden at Bloom, GLAS and The National Ploughing Championship to local events with stakeholders, schools and the
horticultural Industry.

Given the extraordinary times we now live in, our IYPH events have moved to online virtual events which are a new experience for us all. We have started to run these events with stakeholders such as Teagasc. Outdoor events such as tree plantings are also being planned where Covid-19 guidelines can be observed.

If your business or organisation is interested in getting involved or requires further information please contact us at: IYPH2020@agriculture.gov.ie or (01) 5058885.