Forest sector calls on Government to increase incentives for tree planting
Amy Forde
“There is conclusive evidence to demonstrate that the current incentives for forestry are not sufficient,” Foresty Industries Ireland has said.
13 June 2022 News
UK farmers receiving private funds to rewet peatlands
Central to securing private sector funding for the initiative was ensuring “trust and confidence” in the system, as well as the accurate measuring of the carbon. sequestered by the restored peatlands.
25 May 2022 News
Disparity in numbers of permits to burn bushes and fines issued
There is a disparity between the numbers of green waste burning permits issued per farm in a number of counties, as well as the fines issued to farmers found to be in breach of the regulations.
Editorial: change needed if forestry potential is to be harnessed
The forestry sector offers the potential to significantly increase income on Irish farms but we have been missing afforestation targets for years.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Farmers in ‘vulnerable’ position on public access to lands – INHFA
An INHFA survey has shown that there is an undercurrent of thuggish behaviour in public access of farm and hill lands, according to association vice president Pheilim Molloy.
11 May 2022 News
English farmers to be paid to retire
Farmers in England will be incentivised to sell, gift or let their land through a new scheme that could provide them with a lump sum of up to £100,000.
19 April 2022 News
Legal: liability for blocking drains due to construction work
This week, agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a reader query regarding liability for blocking drains due to construction work on neighbouring land.
13 April 2022 Features
€11m announced for rural road and laneway upgrades
Upgrade works on roads leading to agricultural holdings are a "priority" given their importance for farm families and the agriculture sector, says Minister Heather Humphreys.
5 April 2022 News
Farmers on Cork-Limerick motorway route face 'significant upheaval' - IFA
The IFA said that farmers have been "held up" in terms of developing their farms since the late 1990s when the road development was first mooted.
4 April 2022 News
New Limerick to Cork road to affect 2,000 landowners
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will now consult in detail with affected farmers and residents along the selected route, says a Limerick TD.
2 April 2022 News
Land prices jump 16% in 2021
Farmland prices rose last year after a further fall in the number of acres put up for sale.
15 March 2022 News
Farmers say greenway plans need to ‘go back to the drawing board’
Farmers involved say there are still some landowners who have yet to be contacted about the greenway.
23 February 2022 News