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Rural safety plan to crack down on property theft and trespassing
Rachel Donovan
The vision of the Rural Safety Plan is for people and communities in rural Ireland to feel safe and be safe in their homes, their places of work, and their local environments.
14 September 2022 Features
Agri-solicitor: leaving a legacy in your will
As September is “My Legacy Month”, agri-solicitor Aisling Meehan discusses the ins and outs of leaving money to charity in your will.
Biodiversity action plan opened to public consultation
The plan will seek to strengthen the actions taken on nature conservation and is to be published in early 2023.
The EU's policies will lead to food shortages - McCarthy
Cork-born tillage farmer Jim McCarthy has forthright opinions on food production informed by a lifetime of experience across different continents.
17 August 2022 Feature
Obligation to negotiate CPOs should be introduced, says review body
A draft review of the CPO code has recommended all ground should be compulsorily acquirable, in principle, except for State land.
17 August 2022 News
More stringent measures likely if 25% emissions target is missed
The Irish Farmers Journal asked Ministers Eamon Ryan and Charlie McConalogue about the consequences of a failure by the agriculture sector to meet its emissions ceiling.
Bird control derogation signed
Minister Malcolm Noonan has signed a new declaration to allow control of specified bird types.
20 July 2022 News
De-designation of Lough Funshinagh could take ‘years’
All required environmental assessments would need to be carried out before an SAC designation could be removed from Lough Funshinagh, the meeting heard.
France tightens labelling rules for plant-based 'meats'
The French are among the first to introduce such legislation in the EU, although similar rules have been previously passed for describing plant-based milk alternatives.
6 July 2022 News
Over half of 2021 WRC agricultural workplace inspections found breaches
The WRC carried out targeted inspections in the meat processing sector.
5 July 2022 News
Farm workers to be entitled to 70% of wage in sick pay
Approximately half of employees are not currently entitled to sick pay, Tánaiste and Minister for Employment Leo Varadkar has said.
6 April 2022 News