State buys 552ac Devenish land in Meath for new national park
Amy Forde
The 444ac farm on the 552ac Dowth Hall and demesne property in Co Meath has been snapped up by the State.
13 September 2023 Dealer
NPWS hunting a 'glorified drain blocker'
The project manager for the Wetlands Restoration Scheme will be paid up to €91,000.
6 September 2023 News
Gun clubs hit out at native bird hunting ban
Minister Malcolm Noonan introduced the shooting ban on four native wild bird species this week.
New ban on shooting four wild bird species
Farmers will now no longer be permitted to shoot four additional species of native wild bird.
1 September 2023 News
New Dúlra project to see western landowners tackle rhododendron
The project emphasises a collaborative approach, working closely with local landowners, farmers, volunteers and State agencies.
6 August 2023 Schemes
Designated land problems could be replicated with rewetting
Given the way that designations took place, leading solicitor is concerned that those same problems will be replicated and will cause a lot of issues with farmers
9 July 2023 News
Ireland non-compliant with Habitats Directive – court
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CEJU) has published a ruling on a European Commission case against Ireland, as a member state.
29 June 2023 News
NPWS plans 'incentives and supports' for designated lands
Further conservation measures are to be rolled out across designated sites, the NPWS's new strategy states.
22 June 2023 News
Farmers wanted for new Farm Plan Scheme
The NPWS Farm Plan Scheme application closing date is 4 August.
9 June 2023 News
Lough Derg welcomes arrival of white-tailed eagle chick
The National Parks and Wildlife Service’s white-tailed eagle reintroduction programme is off to a flying start with a new chick spotted in Co Clare.
6 June 2023 News
Farmers asked to report otter sightings
The NPWS has encouraged members of the public to take part in a national otter survey, including farmers who might spot them in streams or rivers through their land.
6 June 2023 News
Virtual fencing: allowing cattle to graze where none had gone in living memory
Two farmers, Eileen Condon and James Gilmartin, recently took part in an NPWS pilot on virtual fencing for cattle.
31 May 2023 News