Climate and environment
Judge orders peat cutter to pay €7,700 after unlicensed peat extraction
Noel Bardon
The unlicensed peat cutting was done in Tullycross near Athlone, Co Westmeath, in 2022.
Daily fines against State over Derrybrien wind farm cease
The State was being fined €15,000 per day over the Derrybrien wind farm in Co Galway.
Agriculture is the most significant pressure on Irish water quality
The key issue is eutrophication, which is driven by excess phosphorous in freshwater and excess nitrogen in estuarine and marine waters.
EPA still evaluating impact of Climate Action Plan farm measures
It could be June before the EPA completes a full analysis of the emissions reduction impact of the Climate Action Plan measures asked of farmers.
1 February 2023 News
Tirlán to double gluten-free oat production
Due to increased demand for oat products, Tirlán is increasing its production of the crop in 2023.
1 February 2023 News
Clonbio Group – an Irish company redefining the bioeconomy model
Stephen Robb travelled to Hungary to visit Irish-owned Clonbio Group, a renewable energy and nutrition company which has grown to rival some of Ireland’s major international food companies.
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
1 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Teagasc begins lifecycle analysis of Irish grain
Good news for the tillage sector as more work is being done on the carbon footprint of Irish grain, which is needed to put a value on that grain.
1 February 2023 News
‘Scale and pace’ needed for roll out of farm climate measures - EPA
EPA representative Prof Mary Frances Rochford warned that dairy farmers in the south east are contributing to poor water quality trends.
31 January 2023 News
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.
Over 130,000ha of western blanket bog to be surveyed
Some 63,000ha of blanket bog and associated habitats are to be surveyed this year.
Exemption granted for burning bushes
The regulations were drafted in consultation with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
27 January 2023 News