Nature Restoration Law is 'dynamite for peatlands'
Declan O’Brien
Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice claimed that “50,000ha of drained peatlands will have to be restored" by 2050 under the new law.
Rewetting makes it back into EU nature restoration law
MEPs voted to exclude peatland rewetting targets from the EU nature restoration law, but later negotiations with member states' representatives have seen them included in the latest text.
Final EU nature restoration law agreed in Brussels
Rewetting targets are included in the final text of the law, despite MEPs voting for this article to be dropped.
Meet the 10 Farming for Nature Ambassadors for 2023
Find out who the 2023 Farming for Nature ambassadors are and what actions they are carrying out on their farms to support the environment.
1 November 2023 News
Clean water ponds create wildlife hotspots on Irish farms
Tucked away in a wet corner of a field or amongst a tangle of trees, the value of ponds in our landscapes has often been overlooked, writes Emma Hart.
25 October 2023 Footprint Farmers
Burren Winterage returns for October bank holiday weekend
Farmers and their families can join a range of events as part of the Burren Winterage festival.
12 October 2023 News
NPWS to buy more land for national parks
The state will continue to buy more land to convert to nature reserves and support nature restoration targets, said Minister Malcolm Noonan.
4 October 2023 News
State buys 552ac Devenish land in Meath for new national park
The 444ac farm on the 552ac Dowth Hall and demesne property in Co Meath has been snapped up by the State.
29 September 2023 News
Sweetman lodges 24 farm-related planning appeals in 13 months
The appeals relate to livestock sheds, dairy units and slurry storage facilities.
27 September 2023 News
Exhibitors willing to promote forestry programme despite barriers
There are attractive incentives to plant but land and environmental restrictions will hamper the new programme,forestry exhibitors at the Ploughing maintained. Donal Magner reports.
27 September 2023 Forestry
Bats, biodiversity and busting myths
Do you know how important hedgerows are for bats? To mark Hedgerow Week 2023, Catherine Keena and Tina Aughney explain why they are like roadways for our flying friends; and bust some myths too.
6 September 2023 Features
Harnessing the power of our hedgerows
There is a huge opportunity to capitalise on the climate and biodiversity potential of the already existing hedgerow network in Ireland, writes Emma Hart.
30 August 2023 Footprint Farmers