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HEAR MORE: Monaghan 'worker's retreat' could spell the evolution of farming

Apr 24, 2022 00:04 By News Northern Sound
HEAR MORE: Monaghan 'worker's retreat' could spell the evolution of farming HEAR MORE: Monaghan 'worker's retreat' could spell the evolution of farming
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"Let's farm people, instead of farming the land."

That's the message of Monaghan man Tony Carroll, who has lodged a planning application for a "worker's retreat".

It's described as "an office pod in the countryside with fibre speed internet" and would be developed at the site of an existing farm at Shelvins, Glaslough.

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Tony says "farming needs to evolve all the time" and adds that this is a great way for farmers to get a second income from their land.

The planning application says it's "a concept that emerged from covid and the need for remote working" and "will cut down on time spent sitting in traffic and commuting to cities like Dublin".

It would see the construction of ten 'ECOPOD' offices, alongside a communal welfare pod so that workers "can create their own office space and interact within a community environment".

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Tony spoke to our reporter Diarmuid Pepper about the plans and about how it could shape the future of farming:

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