Climate and environment
Rural TDs on the sectoral emissions target for agriculture
Barry Murphy
The Irish Farmers Journal has sought the opinion of a range of TDs as to what the exact carbon reduction sectoral target for farming should be. Pat O'Toole and Barry Murphy report.
29 June 2022 News
Teagasc BEEF 2022: a forum to discuss key challenges facing the beef sector
BEEF 2022 will finish with a forum where a panel of leading experts will address the key challenges facing beef farmers and the industry and how these can be addressed.
Farming has ‘special case’ when it comes to emissions – Varadkar
Rural and backbench Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have warned that the emissions reduction target to be set for agriculture must be closer to the 22%.
Opinion: the centre must hold
Matthew McConaughay is right, the polarisation of politics only hurts the people in the end - farmers among them.
18 June 2022 Opinion
Will sectoral target revision suffer from lack of study?
The only assessment of the impact of meeting sectoral targets on farming was poo-poohed by the Government.
8 June 2022 Dealer
Voting preferences of farmers revealed
An Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed what way farmers would vote in a general election.
1 June 2022 News
Sinn Féin farmer vote surge has room to grow
Fine Gael is haemorrhaging votes and needs to stop the bleeding, while Fianna Fail can't seem to heal the wounds of the last decade.
1 June 2022 News
Opinion: Fine Gael fighting for the farming vote
The battle for the rural and farming vote is likely to heat up this summer, as an election became much more likely this week.
21 May 2022 Opinion
Dempsey at Large: A tribute to Alan Gillis
Alan Gillis kept his head and tackled each problem on the basis of logic and reasoned argument.
18 May 2022 Opinion
Dáil debate: minister and TDs have their say on farming issues
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, Government and opposition TDs exchanged views on the status of the farm sector in the Dáil on Thursday.
13 May 2022 News
Politics at play at Fine Gael farming gig
The new agriculture forum's elected chair Eddie Downey was backed by Helen McEntee, while Pat Deering received support from McEntee's erstwhile Meath east running mate, Regina Doherty.
11 May 2022 Dealer
Time needed for dairy to respond to shifting policy – Glanbia Ireland CEO
Dairy expansion, farmer workloads and sustainability were all discussed at the Fine Gael Agricultural and Rural Affairs conference on Saturday.
11 May 2022 News