Two men convicted and fined for recreational killing of rooks
Amy Forde
Two Laois men were found to have used artificial crow decoys and a crow caller to lure rooks into what was described by one of the defendants as "the kill zone".
Nurturing nature on-farm: bats, birds and bees
Here are some ways that can farmers can help nature on their farms this month.
22 March 2023 News
Public consultation on review of the open seasons order launched
The NPWS sets out the bird species that may be hunted, and dates between which hunting may take place under the open seasons order.
Farmer Writes: where do seagulls kip at night?
I’d say a flock of seagulls can greedily devour a huge percentage of the fat worms from a freshly tilled field.
15 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Aerial surveillance in place from 1 March to monitor illegal burning
Wednesday 1 March marks the first day of the bird nesting season in Ireland.
1 March 2023 News
Source of salmonella outbreak in poultry flocks yet to be identified
Potential sources of infection can include, but are not limited to, an infected broiler breeder flock, cross-contamination in the hatchery and contaminated feed.
27 February 2023 Poultry
Farmer Writes: longer days returning
Working off farm at a local lake, I get to witness a lot of wildlife coming back out of hiding at this time of year.
15 February 2023 Farmer Writes
Record breeding season for curlews in NI
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) released results on the curlew breeding season for 2022.
7 February 2023 News
Further recall of chicken due to potential salmonella presence
This latest recall comes after eight poultry farms were found to have tested positive for salmonella earlier this week.
3 February 2023 Poultry
Eight poultry flocks test positive for salmonella
All of the affected poultry flocks have been restricted by the Department of Agriculture.
30 January 2023 Poultry
Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
27 January 2023 Forestry
Appeal after white-tailed eagle is poisoned with illegal insecticide carbofuran
NPWS regional manager Maurice Eakin said that white-tailed eagles are a protected species under the Wildlife Acts.
23 January 2023 News