Northern Ireland
Another green quango is not what we need
David Wright
Various green groups have made the case for an independent environmental protection agency in NI
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Conference to tackle carbon on dairy farms
An upcoming conference will look at the issue of greenhouse gas emissions on dairy farms
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
UFU: ‘farmers best served by devolved government’
The return to Stormont makes it easier for lobby organisations to get their views across.
Emissions from agriculture fell by 1.2% in 2022 - CCAC
Despite improvements in agriculture, the Climate Change Advisory Council is still concerned about Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.
21 February 2024 News
SONI to review how it engages with NI landowners
Significant works to Northern Ireland’s electricity grid are needed to meet its 2030 targets and NI grid operator wants to know the best way to engage with landowners to do this.
20 February 2024 News
EPA to provide €14.3m funding for climate research
The funding covers research in the areas of climate change, the natural environment and human health.
14 February 2024 News
DAERA minister cuts ties with green group
New NI Agriculture Minister Andrew Muir was a member of the green lobby organisation, Friends of the Earth.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
New Stormont MLAs bound by climate legislation
The Climate Change Act passed in 2022 is a key piece of legislation all government departments will have to work towards going forward.
7 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Will Brussels changes change anything?
While concessions announced by the European Commission on Tuesday seem like a win for protesting farmers, they should read the small print.
7 February 2024 Dealer
Getting Ireland's new forestry programme back on track
Without intervention, Ireland’s flagship forestry programme will struggle to deliver. Ray Ó Foghlú recently finished a Nuffield scholarship on barriers to woodland creation. He outlines what needs to change.
7 February 2024 Forestry
MEPs' vote to allow gene-edited varieties welcomed by IFA
IFA grain chair Kieran McEvoy stated that new genomic techniques could leave farmers better able to face up to coming challenges of disease and climate pressures.
7 February 2024 News
Managing the threats posed by extreme weather
One of the big changes in weather forecasting has been the introduction of formal warning systems. Klara Finkele of AgMet talks to the Irish Farmers Journal about how these systems work.