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Big spending on carbon measurement, but big thinking is needed also
Jack Kennedy
Knowing the benefits of sequestrating carbon that farmers all over Ireland can participate in is paramount to any real change at farm level.
23 November 2022 Feature
IFJ Junior: common crane conservation in Ireland’s bogs
Can the Common Crane make a big comeback now that its natural habitat bogs are being rewetted? Niamh Kelly reports.
The professor explains: What’s the craic with Carbon?
We are hearing a lot about carbon, but what is it and what is its role in the environment? The Professor Tommy Boland explains.
Forestry should be 'part and parcel' of farming
Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council Marie Donnelly looks at what climate neutrality would look like for Ireland's land sector.
17 November 2022 News
Allow peat moss to be extracted for mushroom and fruit growers – report
The report could not determine how much peat moss is currently in the State, as those in the peat sector refused to engage with its survey.
10 November 2022 News
Trials of turf cutters collapse in Galway
'There is no longer a prosecution against you and you are free to go,' the judge told both men. Ann Lucey reports.
3 November 2022 News
EU law could see 70% of drained, farmed peats rewet by 2050
The Commission has made no distinction between restoration and rewetting, an Oireachtas committee was told.
Commission orders Ireland to ban turf cutting on some designated lands
In an opinion delivered this Thursday, the European Commission has called on turf cutting to be banned on Natura 2000 land in Ireland.
29 September 2022 News
Time running out for farmer engagement on EU Biodiversity Strategy - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says immediate engagement is needed on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to avoid a “detrimental impact on thousands of farmers”.
13 September 2022 Climate and environment
State paying up €3,700/ac for raised bog
In excess of 59ac of raised bog have been purchased since 2020 by the State under the Voluntary Bog Purchase Scheme.
7 September 2022 News
Abbeyleix Bog to receive €75,000 funding boost
Some 103ha of Abbeyleix Bog was conserved and restored in 2009 in a community-led effort.
8 August 2022 News
FarmPEAT results-based payments exceed €180/ha with top-ups on way
FarmPEAT is an EIP paying farmers to undertake environmental actions on raised bogs in the midlands.
8 August 2022 News