Citizens propose more plant-based diets and less 'mass production' on farms
Noel Bardon
The introduction of a system of penalties for farming's impact on the environment was also recommended.
11 May 2022 News
Concrete for pit or plastic to wrap?
Farmers had the calculators out this week as they looked at the high cost of silage wrap.
5 May 2022 News
Silver-bullet meat replacements are not the solution, report finds
Report tackles the complexities of meat production and the environment with an element of balance that is usually missing.
220% increase in data centre electricity use since 2015 – CSO
Data centres consumed 14% of all metered electricity used in Ireland 2021.
Rural Independents’ Dáil motion on ‘axe the carbon tax’ fails
A motion brought forward by rural independent TDs that sought to abolish the carbon tax failed in its objective.
28 April 2022 News
Department defends draft CAP plan
The European Commission was told that direct payment redistribution is a complex balancing act and that further details will be provided on the environmental aspects of the proposed schemes.
28 April 2022 News
New UFU president putting ‘the land first’
Fermanagh farmer David Brown takes over as UFU president on Saturday 30 April.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI parties commit to badger cull plan
Alliance is the only main political party in Northern Ireland that remains opposed to DAERA’s proposals for wildlife intervention.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Climate action poses opportunities for midlands’ farmers - report
Farmers in the midlands could benefit from additional income sources provided by the closing of peat-fired power plants, the final progress report of the Just Transition Commissioner has found.
25 April 2022 News
Traditional hay meadows should be closed by now
There have been some queries regarding whether the closing date of 15 April had been extended in light of escalating input costs, but this is not the case.
22 April 2022 Schemes
Colm McCarthy: importance of energy security
Rather than the constant demand for extra public spending in rural Ireland, why not accept that better control on public spending is overdue.
22 April 2022 Opinion
Business diversification: bee supplement for fungus to an athlete’s foot spray
The seeds of entrepreneurialism are often sown with a simple realisation - I need a product, I can’t get. This was the foundation of Nuasan Skincare. Amii McKeever spoke to founder Dara Scott.
20 April 2022 Features