8,000ha annual planting programme difficult to achieve
Geraldine O’Sullivan, IFA senior policy executive for environment and forestry, says that while the native woodland scheme is attractive, it's difficult to see how the afforestation target will be met
20 September 2023 News
Ireland’s ‘very different’ farming model needs to be accommodated in policy
Consideration needs to be given to the uniqueness of Ireland's farming model in policy decisions, Minister Coveney has said.
19 September 2023 News
We can no longer maximise output from farming - Citizen's Assembly chair
Farmers, as custodians of the land, must be compensated for work they do for ecosystem services, she said.
Budget 2024 should pay farmers for nature restoration - environmentalists
Farmers should get more funding, outside of the CAP, for nature restoration, said environmentalists.
18 September 2023 News
Taoiseach to invite commissioner to Ireland to discuss derogation
The IFA met with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fine Gael think-in at the Strand Hotel in Limerick on Friday.
15 September 2023 News
News in-brief from Northern Ireland
DAERA acknowledges risk of land abandonment and sucklers average over £2,700
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Farming with Nature in Kinvara
Adam Woods visits Vincent Keane in Kinvara, Co. Galway, the winner of the suckler to beef category in this year’s National Livestock Show Sustainability awards.
13 September 2023 Breeding & health
Monumental efforts to sustain Roscommon’s farming legacy
Though Rathcroghan’s archaeology may be of global significance, for Gerard Healy and his family, this legacy has proven somewhat of a mixed blessing, writes Brendan Dunford.
6 September 2023 Footprint Farmers
Lack of transparency around Solar Capital Investment Scheme concerning - IFA
"It is simply not good enough. Farmers will not react well if the Government does not step up to the plate and offer all eligible farmers who applied for this scheme the agreed-upon funding" - IFA
6 September 2023 Community
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
6 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Tips to prevent pneumonia in suckler weanlings at housing
Michelle McGrath, assistant programme manager at Animal Health Ireland, takes a look at keeping weanlings healthy ahead of the autumn weaning period.
3 September 2023 Animal Health
Solving problem ammonia emissions at source
New innovations in livestock housing can significantly reduce ammonia emissions, David Wright reports.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland