Climate and environment

Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity seeks more rural and urban engagement
Noel Bardon
The assembly will work over a six-month period to deliver a series of recommendations to Government on curbing biodiversity loss.
16 May 2022 News
Livestock measures could be added to proposed eco scheme – Markey
It was initally thought that eco-scheme options that benefit animal performance and the environment would not be approved by the Commission, but 'flexibility' has been shown by Brussels, Markey said.
15 May 2022 Climate and environment
UK students develop AD plant from shipping containers
The project was one of three low-carbon initiatives jointly funded by a £500,000 grant from the Welsh Government.
Citizens propose more plant-based diets and less 'mass production' on farms
The introduction of a system of penalties for farming's impact on the environment was also recommended.
13 May 2022 News
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA).
13 May 2022 Climate and environment
MEP to push for environmental permit derogation for grass-based farms
The Industrial Emissions Directive does not currently apply to beef or dairy farms. However, this could change with the European Commission's proposals.
13 May 2022 News
Carbon measurement and verification on the agenda
In a preview to next week's livestream we see what viewers can look forward to finding out about carbon sequestration.
11 May 2022 Climate and environment
Over half of total county council farm inspections carried out in Cork
Analysis of the figures behind local authorities’ farm inspections completed in 2020 and 2021 has shown varied levels of farm inspections between counties.
11 May 2022 News
Some steps to improve silage quality
Producing high-quality silage could save a lot of money this season, as fertiliser and concentrate costs reach exceptionally high prices.
11 May 2022 Footprint Farmers
Laois farmer fined €6,000 and convicted for wildlife crime
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officer told the court that by removing the vegetation and mature trees, the farmer had increased the size of his areas farmed to claim additional subsidy
11 May 2022 News
€200 for farms to have their habitats recorded
Private advisers will conduct the on-farm habitat studies expected to begin just before the second-half of the year.
11 May 2022 News
Goodman-owned beef processor objects to Tipperary solar farm
The Tipperary organic beef producer said that the solar PV farm will convert 107ac of “prime Golden Vale land” into a “sea of plastic and metal panels”.
11 May 2022 News