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€3m for local authorities to improve biodiversity
Barry Murphy
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is facilitating additional funding for local authority biodiversity projects.
18 January 2023 Management
What’s the payback for solar panels on dairy farms?
Teagasc researcher John Upton was speaking about the new TAMS grants for solar panels at the Irish Grassland Association dairy conference.
12 January 2023 Forestry
Coillte plans ‘not in the best interests of rural areas’ - forest owners
The Irish Forest Owners group accused Coillte of attempting to evade rules preventing it from drawing down State forestry funding.
50% of all French farmers are in CUMA machinery sharing
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott took a look at the CUMA machinery sharing model, whereby farmers enter a co-op type agreement to share machines.
4 January 2023 Farm machinery
€300m renewable heat scheme open for business
The support scheme for renewable heat remains open for business for farmers.
21 December 2022 Renewables
€3.6m awarded to Irish farm sector emissions research
The research will be undertaken in collaboration with emissions researchers in New Zealand.
15 December 2022 News
Northern Irish ice cream producers heading south with InterTradeIreland grant
Draynes Farm in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, have been dairying since the 1930s and - up to now - their business has grown organically, writes Janine Kennedy.
30 November 2022 Consumer
Worker shortage in forestry sector
The near-halt of the forestry industry means skills have started to disappear.
23 November 2022 News
€50,000 grant scheme to refurbish vacant rural homes
The expanded Croí Conaithe initiative will be launched on Tuesday by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien.
15 November 2022 News
Over €500,000 of restricted funds misused by Bird Watch Ireland
An inspector's report found that there was a lack of sufficient board oversight of the activities and finances of Bird Watch Ireland.
10 November 2022 News
Colm McCarthy: Grants or prize money?
Racehorse owners are racing’s benefactors, and help to sustain the breeding industry as well as the 26 racecourses around the country and the 350 or so public training establishments.
9 November 2022 Viewpoints
Just 45 solar PV TAMS grants paid this year
Despite record energy prices, uptake of solar PV and solar water heating systems under TAMS remains low.
19 October 2022 News