Climate and environment
Urgent climate action needed now – IPCC report
Caitríona Morrissey
The target of keeping global warming to 1.5°C requires “deep, rapid and sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions” in all sectors, the IPCC said.
14 March 2023 News
Farmers must not become 'collateral damage' in wildfire scenario - INHFA
INHFA President Vincent Roddy has called out the enormous damage and cost these fires have had for farmers in terms of fencing and loss of grazing.
4 March 2023 Opinion
Opinion: while we ridicule introducing wolves, the vultures continue to prey
The hills are on fire again and the calls for rewilding grow louder.
Minister warns of potential imprisonment for illegal burning of land
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has warned of the potential ramifications of burning land between 1 March and 31 August.
1 March 2023 News
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
West Cork fire brigades respond to 20 gorse fires over the weekend
This is legal, farmers are entitled to do scrub clearing but more thought and care needs to be given to what’s happening, Cork south west TD Christopher O'Sullivan has said.
28 February 2023 Climate and environment
The best way to burn upland areas
Tuesday 28 February is the last date for hedge-cutting and prescribed burning until Friday 1 September.
17 February 2023 Climate and environment
Flailing best way to minimise green waste - report
A study undertaken on behalf of the Department of Agriculture has found that flailing hedges regularly will minimise green waste that must be managed by farmers.
Exemption granted for burning bushes
The regulations were drafted in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
27 January 2023 News
LAMMA 2023: SIWI FireSafe quick-release hitch system
Danish firm SIWI showcased its new FireSafe fully automatic hitch release system, which is designed to be used in an emergency situation, to quickly detach a baler from a tractor if it catches fire.
18 January 2023 Farm machinery
Farmer Writes: old order has changed, it's now all about the environment
Five tonnes per acre of golden wheat, after a full pesticide programme, piling into the grain tank on an abnormally hot harvest day still excites me.
18 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmers openly admit to burning and burial of plastic - study
Findings on farmers’ attitudes towards agri plastic disposal has been published.
9 January 2023 News