Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Barry Murphy
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
10 August 2022 News
Giving a dig out to the barn owl – the farmer's friend
The barn owl is now on the red list of endangered native bird species, with the number of breeding pairs thought to be in the region of 1,200 to 1,500.
Up to €220/ha for commonage farmers in ACRES
Farmers with commonage outside the ACRES co-operation project zones can apply through the general entry route.
Abbeyleix Bog to receive €75,000 funding boost
Some 103ha of Abbeyleix Bog was conserved and restored in 2009 in a community-led effort.
8 August 2022 News
Taoiseach releases white-tailed eagle chicks in Kerry
The latest effort to re-establish the native white-tailed eagle in Ireland will see 16 chicks released across Munster over the coming weeks.
5 August 2022 News
New ACRES actions revealed
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the environmental measures which will be available to farmers through ACRES.
ACRES: the measures which farmers will be paid for
Darren Carty takes a look at some of the measures farmers will be required to carry out under the new ACRES. Payment rates under the scheme are expected to be published soon.
3 August 2022 Schemes
Kilkenny man convicted and fined €2,000 for hedgerow destruction
The judge in the case said the farmer showed blatant disregard for Wildlife Acts and that it was important such legislation wasn’t ignored when it suited.
27 July 2022 News
Farmer ordered to pay €3,500 following fish kill
Some 5,000 fish were killed after effluent from a slurry tank entered the river.
22 July 2022 News
Landowner fined €16,500 for damaging freshwater pearl mussel habitat
The landowner was found to have cleared vegetation, disturbed the bank of the River Eske in Milltown, Donegal and dug a number of drains to the river, resulting in significant sedimentation.
15 July 2022 News
Farmer who poisoned buzzards must pay €2,000
A fine and €1,500 in damages were to be paid by the farmer within four months of the court’s decision.
De-designation of Lough Funshinagh could take ‘years’
All required environmental assessments would need to be carried out before an SAC designation could be removed from Lough Funshinagh, the meeting heard.