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Beetle infestation stokes fears of heather loss in Leitrim
Declan O'Brien
The heather beetle or lochmaea suturalis feeds on heather plants at a level that is usually not noticed, but can sometimes decimate plant cover.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Is Eamon heading west for a day in the bog?
The Dealer can only guess at how sour the Soldiers of Destiny must have been during last week's Dáil vote.
13 April 2022 Dealer
Is the turf war part of a culture war?
Eamon Ryan’s decision to ban people from selling turf from September has, predictably, divided opinion.
Importing peat could be ‘second Brexit’ for the mushroom sector – IFA
Mushroom growers could face a fivefold increase in peat costs after a High Court ruling on Harte Peat’s extraction of horticultural-grade peat.
1 April 2022 News
Grassland carbon sequestration ‘underestimated by about 100%’
A Teagasc emissions researcher has said that the potential for Irish grasslands to sequester carbon from the atmosphere may be underestimated.
2 February 2022 News
Allow horticultural peat harvesting on sub-30ha plots - report
A report released by the Government has recommended that the use of peat as a medium for growing fruits and vegetables should be ceased by 2030.
17 January 2022 News
Preferred route chosen for Galway to Athlone cycleway
An emerging preferred route corridor for the Galway to Athlone cycleway has been identified.
9 December 2021 News
Support needed to protect Irish horticulture sector - IFA
Senator Regina Doherty introduced a bill on Tuesday at Leinster House which could see the extraction of peat from Irish bogs as part of a just transition.
23 November 2021 News
New bill will see peat being extracted again
Senator Regina Doherty introduced a bill on Tuesday at Leinster House which will see the extraction of peat as part of a just transition.
23 November 2021 News
Recommendation to recommence peat harvesting for horticulture
A working group study suggests that peat imports should be halted and cutting resume on small bogs that are already ‘ecologically destroyed’.
17 November 2021 News
Farmer Writes: tax on dairy cows a red herring
We don't see the sugar beet or sugar cane producers paying a sugar tax, the tax is levied at point of consumption, not point of production, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
3 November 2021 Farmer Writes
‘Importing peat does not make sense in any person’s language’
Senator Regina Doherty has called on the Government to reinstate the harvesting of peat for the horticultural industry.
28 October 2021 News