First meeting of water quality working group takes place
Rachel Donovan
The group acknowledged the significant efforts and investments made to date by farmers in terms of water quality.
Agricultural emissions could fall by 20% by 2030, 5% short of target - EPA
The EPA has said that Ireland will fall short of its 51% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and is instead projected to achieve a reduction of 29%.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Nitrates: where are we now?
Aidan Brennan gives an update some of the key changes in the latest Nitrates Action Programme and how they impact on dairy farmers.
Important year for nitrates action programme
Ireland’s nitrates action programme runs until 2025 and an interim review taking place in 2023 could have a big bearing on what the programme will look like thereafter.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Taskforce set up to secure long-term nitrates derogation
Ireland’s ability to maintain its nitrates derogation into the future is of increasing concern to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
24 May 2023 News
An Taisce seeks more time to prepare for nitrates challenge
The first hearing of An Taisce’s nitrates case will now instead take place in mid-June with a substantive hearing now unlikely before the autumn, a spokesperson said.
17 May 2023 News
McConalogue looks to widen the scope of Ireland’s beef exports to China
Minister also addressed concerns facing Irish farmers at home from TAMS to sheep payments.
17 May 2023 News
'We are being portrayed as environmental terrorists'
West Cork dairy farmers located in the Timoleague catchment area have said that they got behind Teagasc's Agricultural Catchments Programme since the time it started in 2008.
17 May 2023 News
Minister to clampdown on slurry rogues
Slurry spreading breaches are doing nothing to help Ireland’s case for retaining the nitrates derogation from Brussels.
10 May 2023 News
Hopeful west Cork nitrates results still fall short of water quality targets
Context on targets and baselines is needed when assessing what impact promising water quality results recorded in the Timoleague catchment could have on the derogation debate, researchers say.
8 May 2023 News
Dairy Management: fertiliser, breeding and reseeding
It's all systems go on dairy farms this week with the breeding season kicking off and weather improving, writes Aidan Brennan.
26 April 2023 Management
Nitrates changes to cost farmers €12,000 each
The analysis was presented to local, national and European politicians at an event organised by the IFA in Cork.
26 April 2023 News