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Single day's rain causes shocking phosphorous leaching
Caitríona Morrissey
Teagasc monitoring has revealed just how much phosphorous can be leached into rivers and streams following rain.
20 June 2024 News
150 voluntary redundancies sought at Tirlán
A cost reduction programme is being implemented by the milk processor.
19 June 2024 News
Soiled water problem on farms – EPA
Farm inspections by local authorities will quadruple from 1,100 in 2023 to 4,500 in 2025.
Sludge spreadingdatabase mooted
The Department of Agriculture’s chief agricultural inspector Bill Callanan posited the idea fo integrating sludge movements into the national fertiliser database in future.
19 June 2024 News
Fast-tracking nitrates action on highest risk farms
Eoin McAleer, catchments manager in the LAWPRO’s midlands and east region, spoke at the EPA’s water conference about how quicker wins could be achieved on reducing nitrogen leaching.
19 June 2024 News
Comment: Permanent ban on horse slaughter not the right approach
Caitríona Morrissey looks at why banning horse slaughter in the aftermath of the RTÉ Investigates revelations is not the right thing to do.
19 June 2024 News
Watch: British police ram cow in ‘distressing’ video
A British police investigation is under way after members of its Surrey force rammed an animal that was running loose in a town.
15 June 2024 News
River nitrates target is an ‘impossible bar’ for some
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
12 June 2024 News
‘No significant change’ in water quality – EPA
The EPA's programme manager Mary Gurrie has said that its latest report shows that 'more action is needed to achieve our legally binding water quality objectives'.
12 June 2024 News
EPA results don’t bode well for derogation case - Teagasc specialist
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good-quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
12 June 2024 News
Coolmore companies net over €450,000 in CAP payments
As well as bloodstock, Coolmore also has a substantial tillage enterprise and cattle operation.
5 June 2024 News
Horse owners warned of passport pitfalls in ACRES
Horse owners trying to avoid steep foal registration costs, need to be aware of the implications for farm scheme payments.
29 May 2024 News