Climate targets an enormous challenge
Aidan Brennan
Now that the Government has decided that the overall greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture will have to be cut by 25%, Aidan Brennan looks at the implications for dairy farming.
28 July 2022 News
Emissions reduction measures to be voluntary for farmers
Farmers will not face compulsory emissions reduction measures, recent commentary from Government ministers has suggested.
28 July 2022 News
‘Highest possible’ emissions reduction for agriculture - Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin’s agriculture spokesperson Matt Carthy TD said it is “pathetic” that Fine Gael are “attacking” his party on climate policy.
Stalemate on agriculture’s emissions target continues
It had been expected that there would be an agreement ahead of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.
26 July 2022 News
INHFA lambastes Ryan for 'divisive' approach on climate debate
The INHFA accused Minister Ryan and the Green Party of pitting farmers against other sections of society in an effort to drive the argument for a 30% reduction in GHG emissions from farming.
26 July 2022 News
Clarity still lacking on emissions target as cabinet meeting looms
Minister Charlie McConalogue repeated on Sunday that he is hopeful of a decision being made this week, despite being only three days out from the final meeting of cabinet before the summer break.
24 July 2022 News
Emissions cuts 'an opportunity for farmers to save their industry’ – Green TD
A move away from intensive meat farming is what Green Party TD Ossian Smyth is suggesting.
22 July 2022 News
Price premiums can be a lifeline for family farms – Greens
Higher sustainability and animal welfare standards would see agri-food goods receiving higher prices in the marketplace, Minister Hackett and Ryan have said.
Farmers will have less cattle, but greater income – Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has made clear that he wants agriculture to have an emissions reduction target of 30% and says herd cuts will be required to achieve it.
Infant formula faces potential advertising ban
Minister Catherine Martin put forward a motion on Monday to make changes to the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.
12 July 2022 News
Ryan: farmers will have to ‘go to the max’ on carbon targets
Political correspondent Pat O’Toole spoke to Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan in the Green Party leader’s first sit down interview with the Irish Farmers Journal.
6 July 2022 News
Rural TDs on the sectoral emissions target for agriculture
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.