EU climate policy marches on
Lorcan Roche Kelly
While EU climate policy is marching on, it seems that the EU’s policy plans to shift to sustainable agriculture are stuck. Claire Dupont reports.
17 May 2024 News
Nature Restoration Law letter shows ‘contempt’ to farmers - Punch
Earlier this week, Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Malcolm Noonan led a letter calling for all countries in the EU to support the law at an upcoming vote.
17 May 2024 News
Discharge from Tipperary Co-op leaks into Arra River
The EPA said that the co-op notified the authority on 7 May of an incident on site.
INHFA makes moves for legal action on Nature Restoration Law
Letter led by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan urging EU member states to adopt the law "an act of desperation".
17 May 2024 News
More inspections to address water quality 'on the way'
Increased inspections, alongside 46 catchment management plans, will be introduced in a revised Water Action Plan, says Minister for Nature Malcolm Noonan.
16 May 2024 News
Health: from clarity to quiet - the impact of sudden hearing loss
Sudden hearing loss can be frightening and strike without warning. With farmers at increased risk from machinery and farm animal noise, experts warn not to suffer in silence, writes Margaret Hawkins.
15 May 2024 Health
Ireland leads call for Nature Restoration Law to be adopted by EU
The move from Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan, calling for the law to be passed at the next Environment Council meeting in June, has been supported by 10 other member states.
14 May 2024 News
Half of septic tanks failed inspection in 2023
The EPA said a “significant number” of failed septic tanks were identified as posing a risk to human health and the environment.
8 May 2024 News
'Rapid' policy changes needed for biodiversity
The climate and biodiversity do not have time for incremental policy changes, ATU's Dr James Moran stated.
8 May 2024 News
Solar PV banned on Italian land
The decision aims to “avoid desertification” of Italian agricultural land.
8 May 2024 News
State-led offshore wind farm sites revealed
The seas belong to the Irish people and how we develop them and use the resources must benefit the Irish people, according to Minister Eamon Ryan.
6 May 2024 Renewables
Farmers need clarity on biodiversity aims and supports - ATU researcher
The messaging on biodiversity and food production policy aims must be made clear to farmers if they are to buy into environmental schemes, an ATU researcher has said.