Climate and environment
CAP cash can’t fund rewetting plans – Minister
Noel Bardon
Minister McConalogue has said that CAP funding cannot be used to pay for rewetting and other biodiversity measures that the European Commission is seeking to impose through a nature restoration law.
23 November 2022 News
How did Ireland lose its nitrates derogation?
With massive changes coming to the nitrates derogation, Aidan Brennan travelled to Brussels with a group of dairy farmers and the IFA to find out what’s happening.
22 November 2022 News
McConalogue seeks clarity on ‘issues’ with EU rewetting plans
Minister McConalogue cited concerns relating to proposed farmland rewetting targets that the Commission is seeking to impose across the EU.
Carbon targets increased for land use
A provisional Brussels agreement aims for the land use, land use change and forestry sector to absorb some 310m tonnes of greenhouse gases by 2030.
16 November 2022 Climate and environment
Opinion: we don't have to fear gridlock or flip-flop in farm policy
The US elections are a source of fascination and the outcome has real impacts on Ireland and farming, but we needn't fear an Irish repeat of their political gridlock.
12 November 2022 Opinion
State bodies could bulk buy fertiliser to sell cheaper to farmers - EU
Next year, €450m will be available for the EU's farmers in crisis reserve cash, if member states and the Commission agree on mobilising the fund.
11 November 2022 News
A Week in the Country: saucy chef’s tip and an ode to the chimney sweep
Check out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
2 November 2022 Features
Cork CAP meeting deals with new realities
There was a business-like air to the first in the round of CAP meetings, as farmers prepare for a new regime in a few weeks' time.
26 October 2022 Dealer
Opinion: British political turmoil is bad news for Irish farming
The resignation of Liz Truss raises the prospect of the return of Boris Johnson and the unique chaos he brings.
22 October 2022 Opinion
Damien O'Reilly leaving Countrywide
Not only is Damien O'Reilly leaving Countrywide after 13 years, he's leaving the country, and heading to Brussels.
19 October 2022 Dealer
Uproar at dairy beef scheme changes
Adam Woods speaks to farmers and breed societies about the proposed changes to the dairy calf weighing scheme to come into effect in 2023.
19 October 2022 News
New EU law could sterilise many family farms - INHFA
The INHFA has called on legislators to work together to oppose a proposed EU nature restoration regulation.
18 October 2022 News