160-acre solar farm approved in Cork
Stephen Robb
The project received approval with 62 conditions, one of which requires the developer to pay a contribution of €4,987.88 to Cork County Council at least one month before commencing development.
15 November 2023 Forestry
'Urgent rethink' of forestry strategy needed
The Agricultural Consultants Association say that the current Government forestry strategy needs revisiting, a year into its implementation.
8 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Plan early to protect inheritance, says adviser
An estate planning seminar was organised by Hills Financial Planning in Templepatrick, Co Antrim.
Kilkenny set for new 254ac solar farm
Lightsource Renewable Energy Ireland ltd applied for planning permission for 10 years for the solar PV development along with a battery storage compound.
25 October 2023 News
Residential zoned land tax stalled for a year
Farmers left liable under the residential zoned land tax now have an extra year to seek exemption.
11 October 2023 News
Forestry confidence needs to be restored
"Words are too cheap now and will not do this. We need to see action." - Simon White, Chairman of LTWO Ltd Ash Dieback Committee, Nantenan, Askeaton, Co Limerick
11 October 2023 Letters
New 308ac solar farm planned for Galway
Plans for the solar farm were submitted by Irish developer Harmony Solar, which has multiple solar farm projects in planning around the country.
10 October 2023 News
350ac solar farm approved in Offaly
Decisions for solar farm applications continue to roll in around the country with 712ac of panels getting the green light in Offaly and Kerry over the past number of weeks.
4 October 2023 News
Potential Galway greenway
"Now is the time to revisit the whole concept." - Tricha Donohue, on behalf of Kilcolgan Greenway Action Group, East Galway Greenway Action Group, Coastal Greenway Action Group.
20 September 2023 Letters
Minister Hackett announces open call for forestry promotion projects
A need has been identified to re-establish a more rooted understanding of the value of forests, Minister Hackett has said.
20 September 2023 Forestry
Tullamore Show to return to Butterfield Estate in 2024
Tullamore Show has been exploring several sites for the future running of the event.
18 September 2023 News
Forestry incentives welcomed but weaknesses identified in new programme
Strong financial supports acknowledged but widespread reservations about land availability for afforestation, increased environmental constraints and demotion of commercial forestry.
6 September 2023 Forestry