Climate and environment
Trees aren’t always the answer
To meet 2035 woodland creation targets, half of Ireland’s wet grasslands would need to be afforested. This is not necessarily a good thing, writes Ray Ó Foghlú.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Proposed planning rules catch all sheds
The Ulster Farmers’ Union and other agri food bodies employed experts to assess proposed new planning rules which were published by DAERA in July 2023.
27 September 2023 News
Nature Restoration Law could push thousands off the land - Roddy
The INHFA leader claims the law is the most frightening piece of land-use legislation to come out of Brussels.
Councils tell farmers to take down sheds
A growing issue with planning in recent years has been smaller livestock buildings that fall under the 150 square meters threshold for permitted development.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Rewet bogs release 'substantial' methane, but rapidly become carbon sinks
"After 2085, the site will have a less warming impact than it would have had without rewetting," the study found.
30 August 2023 News
Opinion: meeting in the middle? Not at the meeting in Ballinasloe
I knew chairing a meeting on the nature restoration law in Ballinasloe would be challenging - rewetting is a very emotive issue for farmers.
29 July 2023 Opinion
Funding of €290,000 for peatlands initiatives across the country
The €290,000 funding will aid the development local projects such as bog walks and art installations.
5 July 2023 News
Maps show potential impacts of Bord na Móna rewetting on farmland
Bord na Móna maintains that the measures it is putting in place to prevent farmland being affected by its rewetting scheme will be sufficient.
21 June 2023 News
'Major problems' with law behind rewetting project - barrister
Barrister Ciaran Dolan claims the existing act “quenches” common law rights regarding water and drainage. Claire McCormack reports.
14 June 2023 News
Peatlands education programme to be rolled out in northwestern schools
The primary school programme aims to educate students on the importance of Irish peatlands.
2 June 2023 News