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Dairy
Teagasc stress-testing advice at 170kg N/ha
Amy Forde
Teagasc provides advice based on the existing rules at any given time and plans are stress-tested against any "known risks", Teagasc said.
27 February 2024 News
Almost 60% of people in favour of national herd cull - EPA survey
The EPA survey was conducted as part of the 'Climate Change in the Irish Mind' project.
23 February 2024 News
Commission's plan to cut farm inspections 'step in right direction' - ICSA
The Irish Government needs to take note of the Commission's proposal to reduce the number of farm inspections, the ICSA has said.
Number of farm inspections to quadruple
There was just over 1,000 farm inspections carried out by local authorities in 2022, down from the peak of over 4,200 inspections in 2008.
21 February 2024 News
Another green quango is not what we need
Various green groups have made the case for an independent environmental protection agency in NI
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Muir wants no Lough Neagh ‘blame game’
Research has shown that 62% of phosphorus in Northern Ireland's waterways comes from farms, 24% is from wastewater and 12% is due to septic tanks
14 February 2024 Northern Ireland
EPA to provide €14.3m funding for climate research
The funding covers research in the areas of climate change, the natural environment and human health.
14 February 2024 News
What is in the draft biomethane strategy?
Last week, the Government launched a public consultation on the national biomethane strategy. Stephen Robb takes a look at what's in it.
7 February 2024 Renewables
Fewer cattle and a lot more forestry ‘likely’ needed for emissions cuts
Unprecedented levels of afforestation and a reduction in cattle numbers could be needed to reach net zero, according to the EPA-led climate change assessment report.
Cutting national herd ‘likely to be necessary’ for climate - new report
Unprecedented levels of afforestation and a reduction in cattle numbers could be needed to reach net zero, according to the EPA-led climate change assessment report.
What’s nature actually worth?
Two recently published pieces of research try (and mostly fail) to value nature.
27 December 2023 Sustainability
Local authorities need to carry out more farm inspections - EPA
More farm inspections and follow-up enforcement is needed to reduce the risk of agricultural activities negatively impacting on water quality, an EPA report has found.
14 November 2023 Climate and environment