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Opinion: farmers need the truth, but they also need hope
Pat O'Toole
The presentations by Elaine McGoff and Eddie Burgess were interesting in themselves. Taken together, they present a good range of opinion on exactly where farming and water quality intersect.
23 February 2024 News
Current water quality measures on farms ineffective for nitrate – An Taisce
An Taisce’s head of advocacy Dr Elaine McGoff said a catchment-based approach is needed to improve nitrate run-off from farms.
24 January 2024 News
New Tirlán cheese plant accepts first loads of milk
The joint project with Royal A-ware will be fully operational by April, a co-op meeting in Portlaoise was told.
State claims bid to quash nitrates plan could hit water quality
The State has alleged a number of insurmountable pleading problems with An Taisce’s High Court review of the Nitrates Action Programme.
20 December 2023 Climate and environment
State warns quashing nitrates plan would leave ‘legal vacuum’
If the High Court were to throw out the Nitrates Action Plan, farmers would be left with less regulation governing nitrates rules, the State has claimed.
15 December 2023 News
State hits back at an Taisce’s nitrates High Court challenge
Wednesday heard the State begin its arguments in defence of the nitrates action plan and the nitrates derogation in the case taken against it by an Taisce.
14 December 2023 News
An Taisce questions legality of Nitrates Action Programme in High Court
An Taisce argued in the High Court that measures included in the Nitrates Action Programme are not ‘inherently protective’ of water quality.
13 December 2023 News
An Taisce's nitrates case heads for High Court
The environmental body could collapse Ireland’s nitrates derogation if its legal challenge is successful.
10 December 2023 News