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Supports needed for forestry replanting, Gleeson concedes
Declan O’Brien
Department supremo insists that the legal requirement to replant forestry ground after harvesting will not be removed.
22 May 2024 Features
Nature calls: taking a walk on the wild side
Ireland’s national Walks Scheme recently saw its biggest expansion to date; but valuing farmers’ contribution as custodians of the land has been key to its success, writes Maria Moynihan.
19 May 2024 Forestry
Putting land into forestry a ‘big leap’ for landowners - Department boss
Brendan Gleeson said that it is “extremely unlikely” that the 8,000ha forestry target will be met, unless there is “an explosion in demand”.
Strong demand for Teagasc's forestry clinics
Nearly 500 landowners recently benefited from a one-to-one appointment with a Teagasc forestry adviser. The clinics had a focus on forest creation opportunities for landowners.
9 May 2024 News
Farmers with ash dieback to be paid €5,000/ha
Over 25,000ha of ash forests are estimated to be affected by ash dieback disease in Ireland.
30 April 2024 Schemes
Cost benefits analysis needed on greenway funding - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has called for cost benefits analysis on the greenway programme before the start of any new projects.
19 April 2024 News
Renewables Roadshow: learn how solar PV works for you
Attendees of the upcoming Irish Farmers Journal Renewables Roadshow will learn how solar PV works for farms, businesses, and homes, Stephen Robb reports.
27 March 2024 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Increasing number of farms without a successor
Well-known agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan said she has seen a rise in cases where there is no successor identified for a farm.
20 March 2024 News
Flurry of solar farm applications to see another 1,300ac go under panels
Some 1,300ac of solar farm planning applications have been submitted over the past few weeks around the country.
20 March 2024 News
Renewables rollout – know the value of your land
With the rollout of renewables and energy infrastructure set to continue at pace, Stephen Robb looks at the value of some of the lease and purchase deals being offered to landowners.
16 March 2024 Land Report 2013
Farmers warned about bad deals for battery leases
Farmers are being warned to seek advice before entering into long-term leases for battery storage systems, as some leases have been grossly undervalued.
13 March 2024 News