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€25m breeding waders EIP launched
Darren Carty
The project aims to secure existing wader populations at key sites, and to support population recovery through wider landscape management and policy development.
22 May 2024 News
€600,000 announced for community-led peatland projects
Funding announced by Minister Malcolm Noonan under the Peatlands and Natura Community Engagement Scheme 2024 offers grants of up to €40,000 for Natura 2000-designated sites.
20 May 2024 News
National Biodiversity Week celebrates Ireland's 600 Natura 2000 sites
This week celebrates National Biodiversity Week and Minister Malcolm Noonan has called on the public to immerse themselves in the natural world and celebrate the diversity of life.
Average payment of €8,832 under farm plan scheme
The NPWS farm plan scheme aims to engage with farmers and landowners to enhance nature on their land.
11 May 2024 News
Jennifer Fulton death 'a huge loss'
Many tributes have been paid to Jennifer Fulton, the CEO of local charity Ulster Wildlife.
Galway clearfell refusal sets 'dangerous precedent'
The Irish Forest Owners expressed concern that the entry of local authorities into forestry decision-making may disproportionately burden small-scale operators.
21 April 2024 News
RDS to host two-day festival on biodiversity and sustainability
The RDS will host a festival on biodiversity and sustainability on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May, as one of the RDS Foundation's social impact programmes.
17 April 2024 News
Over €7m in funding to protect archaeological monuments
Minister Noonan has announced €7.4m in funding for local monuments around the country.
15 April 2024 News
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Nature project shortlisted for EU natura award
An initiative to improve ecosystem services in the northwest of the country, which led to the establishment of ACRES, has been shortlisted for an EU natura award.
1 April 2024 News
Thatched cottages among historic buildings to receive €9m in funding
Minister Noonan has announced €9m in funding for 676 built heritage projects across the country.
14 March 2024 Letters
Carol Nolan hits out at lack of farming terms in new climate subject for schools
The draft specification for Leaving Certificate climate action and sustainable development has been criticised by the TD for not referencing ‘farm', 'farmer’ or ‘farming', writes Sarah McIntosh.
14 March 2024 News
Amount of turf cut now is 'minuscule' - Minister McConalogue
The European Commission announced on Tuesday its decision to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice over failure to protect bogs.
14 March 2024 News