Tighter rules around water quality proposed by senior EU official
Declan O’Brien
The opinion of the advocate general of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), if fully adopted, will add another layer to the planning process and additional costs.
27 September 2023 News
Sweetman lodges 24 farm-related planning appeals in 13 months
The appeals relate to livestock sheds, dairy units and slurry storage facilities.
27 September 2023 News
Fertiliser sales stall as forward purchasing collapses
While a lot of product was sold in August ahead of the new fertiliser register coming into force, merchants said demand has evaporated in September.
Concern that new forestry plan is ‘seriously flawed’
Both SEEFA and the IFA contend that the new programme is not sufficiently attractive to reach the 8,000ha per year target.
27 September 2023 News
Nature Restoration Law could push thousands off the land - Roddy
The INHFA leader claims the law is the most frightening piece of land-use legislation to come out of Brussels.
27 September 2023 News
Department braced for hard-hitting ash dieback review
An independent review of the Department’s support package for the 6,000 growers affected by ash dieback is highly critical of the State’s response to the disease.
27 September 2023 News
No demand for Jersey-cross cull cows
As low as €2/kg is being paid by the factories for light cross-bred cull cows out of the milking parlour.
27 September 2023 News
Deadline for farm safety measure extended
The scheme provides a financial contribution to participating farmers covering 60% of the eligible cost of helmets and PTO covers.
27 September 2023 News
ICMSA leader bemoans lack of consistency in planning process
ICMSA president Pat McCormack said that manner in which the Government facilitated data centres was in stark contrast to agri processors' experience of the planning process.
24 September 2023 News
Warning over potential 'fire sale' of cull cows
The co-op representative body fears that cuts to the nitrates derogation will prompt a flood of cull cows being offloaded this autumn.
20 September 2023 News
Beet Ireland calls time on sugar industry dream
The organisation has confirmed that it is selling its site near Carlow which was earmarked for a new sugar processing facility.
20 September 2023 News
East and southeast bearing brunt of the rain
Met Éireann rainfall data shows a definite geographical split, with the northwest relatively dry while the southeast is facing floods.
20 September 2023 News