Climate and environment
Farm-level carbon emissions to be measured on new platform
Amy Forde
Teagasc, along with the Department, ICBF and Bord Bia, has launched a new platform which will allow for whole-farm sustainability assessments and the counting of carbon emissions and removals.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: looking at energy demand on farm
With new grants and tax incentives available for solar panels on sheds, we will also try to find time to study all of the options available.
30 November 2022 News
IFA to seek compensation scheme for designated land
The team consists of representatives from Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Special Protection Areas (SPAs) and Natural Heritage Areas (NHAs).
Farmland wanted for 100 million trees project
This sustainability initiative headed by Wexford brothers Richard and David Mulcahy, will to be rolled out nationwide.
30 November 2022 News
Review food policy in context of biodiversity crisis, citizens' assembly says
An integrated habitat, species and land-usage map for the island of Ireland should also be established, the assembly said.
30 November 2022 Climate and environment
Organic farmers will continue to receive payments if they plant agroforestry
We don’t have an awful lot of agroforestry in Ireland, but it is something that would resonate a lot with organic farmers, Minister Pippa Hackett has said.
29 November 2022 Forestry
Over one million EU citizens sign petition seeking spray ban by 2035
‘Save Bees and Farmers’ is seeking to ban the use of all pesticides in the EU by 2035.
28 November 2022 News
‘Radical overhaul’ of Ireland’s approach to biodiversity needed
Members of the Citizen’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding a referendum of the people to amend the constitution with a view to protecting biodiversity.
27 November 2022 Climate and environment
Fear and loathing in Athlone: scenes from the Green Party conference
Will this weekend be a key date in the evolution of Irish farming? It may just be. For the people will have spoken, through the Citizen’s Assembly on Biodiversity.
26 November 2022 Opinion
Farmers to be paid over €1,000 to plant trees
The Government's new forestry programme aims to boost forestry growth in Ireland.
23 November 2022 News
A bird box is a great Christmas gift
A bird box is a lovely gift to receive and might also help to protect our declining bird populations. Here is a quick guide on how to make a box.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Wicklow farmers call for SUAS scheme continuation
Wicklow farmers in the just-concluded Sustainable Uplands Agriculture-Environment Scheme (SUAS) EIP have called for its continuation and say agri-schemes need longer term thinking.
23 November 2022 News