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Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Barry Murphy
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Farmers improve water quality in Westmeath - EPA
Bathing water quality in Ireland is high and last year saw further improvements compared with 2020, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA).
22 April 2022 News
Ammonia emissions target missed again in 2020 – EPA
Agriculture is responsible for 99% of ammonia emissions, the EPA has said.
Turf for yourself but not your neighbour – Minister Ryan
Regulations to ban the sale and distribution of turf will likely prove unpopular with some rural TDs.
11 April 2022 News
Importing peat could be ‘second Brexit’ for the mushroom sector – IFA
Mushroom growers could face a fivefold increase in peat costs after a High Court ruling on Harte Peat’s extraction of horticultural-grade peat.
1 April 2022 News
Letter re exportation of ammonium sulphate to the UK
Ammonia is a basic building block for ammonium nitrate fertiliser, which releases nitrogen, an essential nutrient for growing." - Mattie Lennon, Kylebeg, Lacken, Blessington, Co Wicklow.
30 March 2022 Letters
Co-ops and processors on EPA priority site list
The agriculture and food "sectors must improve if Ireland is to support its green image of sustainable food and drink production", according to the EPA.
4 March 2022 News
Individual entry options for new agri-environment scheme
The general entry route is the larger element of the proposed Agri-Environment Climate Measure (AECM) and has a target of 30,000 participants.
23 February 2022 Schemes
Measures proposed in new agri-environment scheme
The list of proposed measures major on enhancing soil vegetation cover, capturing carbon, reducing the risk of fires in upland areas and enhancing water quality.
16 February 2022 Schemes
Dairy sludge to be converted into fertiliser
The technology has the scope to be used in other farm sectors and has received Government funding.
29 January 2022 News
Almost 40% drop in farm water quality inspections - EPA
The decrease in inspection rate was partly due to the Department of Agriculture’s inability to support local authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 December 2021 News
Colm McCarthy: EPA’s ‘Climate Change in the Irish Mind’ report
The history of international climate policy these last 30 years has been about action deferred and additional cost needlessly imposed.
15 December 2021 Opinion