Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
Declan O Brien
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
18 January 2023 News
Virtual fencing could be a game-changer for farmers - study
The virtual fencing pilot took place on 12 sites covering a total grazing area of 7,184ha over three years.
11 January 2023 Footprint Farmers
Changes needed on Tullamore Farm to meet biodiversity target
Tullamore Farm was recently scored as part of the BRIDE Project, and the final report has now been compiled.
New €15m fund to expand Wild Atlantic Nature project to western seaboard
The funding will be used to build capacity at local and national levels through upskilling, training and education programmes and restoration work.
16 December 2022 Climate and environment
Department needs to step up
The Dealer is afraid to coppice his hedgerows in the new ACRES scheme and thinks the Department needs to inform the public on some of the actions that farmers are taking.
14 December 2022 Dealer
Ambitious EU nature restoration law would result in seismic shift in farming
The EU's proposed nature restoration law has significant implications for farmers. Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, takes a closer look.
14 December 2022 Climate and environment
Agriculture is always a battle against nature
Sometimes we never stop to think about the obvious in that any form of agriculture is not natural, regardless of the farming system employed.
12 December 2022 Crops
CAP cash can’t fund rewetting plans – Minister
Minister McConalogue has said that CAP funding cannot be used to pay for rewetting and other biodiversity measures that the European Commission is seeking to impose through a nature restoration law.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
McConalogue seeks clarity on ‘issues’ with EU rewetting plans
Minister McConalogue cited concerns relating to proposed farmland rewetting targets that the Commission is seeking to impose across the EU.
22 November 2022 News
Keen farmer interest in native forestry protection project
The Wild Atlantic Rainforest project is seeking to restore, rewild and plant native woodland along the west coast.
18 November 2022 Climate and environment
Letter commenting on Colm McCarthy's piece on nimbyism.
"The current system has proven to be a very poor defender of the Irish countryside and our environment." - S Robertson, Co Wexford
16 November 2022 Letters
The importance of pollinators on farms
Pollination plays an integral role in the reproductive cycle of flowering crops and wild plants and brings substantial economic benefits to farmers.