Farmer Writes: clear TB test a good omen
Bill O'Keeffe
There seems to be less farm businesses putting up stands every year at the Ploughing, but it’s still the biggest show in town.
20 September 2023 Features
Margaret Leahy: it's that hedgey jelly time of year
Our native trees and hedgerows are bursting with fruit and berries at the minute, making it prime preserving time. Margaret Leahy writes.
6 September 2023 News
Land use emissions target by year-end – Ryan
Farmers will have an emissions reduction target for the land use sector by the end of the year, Minister Eamon Ryan has suggested.
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
Statkraft’s 150ac Dublin solar farm appealed to An Bord Pleanála
The decision to grant planning permission was subject to 18 conditions, including the provision of a €100,000 tree and hedgerow bond to be held by Fingal County Council for a period of two years.
4 September 2023 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
30 August 2023 Northern Ireland
Burning bushes exemption from 1 September
Burning bushes will no longer be allowed on farms after 30 November this year according to the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.
30 August 2023 News
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
Hedgerows week: shelter, carbon storage, habitats and water protection
National Hedgerow Week runs from 1 to 8 September. Here is some information to get you off to a good start.
Editorial: sometimes the best way to preserve nature on-farm is to do nothing
There's no point trying to cultivate an area that doesn't want to be cultivated - and nature often knows better than I do, anyway, writes Janine Kennedy
23 August 2023 Features
Letters to the Editor: importance of boxes and habitats for owls
"This iconic bird, the barn owl, has captured the imagination of the Irish people." - Tom Gallagher, by email.
9 August 2023 Letters
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
9 August 2023 Northern Ireland