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Public urged to be conscious of dangers posed by fire amid warning
Rachel Donovan
The NPWS will monitor parks by helicopter in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildfires over the coming days.
11 August 2022 News
Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
5 August 2022 News
Taoiseach releases white-tailed eagle chicks in Kerry
The latest effort to re-establish the native white-tailed eagle in Ireland will see 16 chicks released across Munster over the coming weeks.
Kilkenny man convicted and fined €2,000 for hedgerow destruction
The judge in the case said the farmer showed blatant disregard for Wildlife Acts and that it was important such legislation wasn’t ignored when it suited.
27 July 2022 News
Landowner fined €16,500 for damaging freshwater pearl mussel habitat
The landowner was found to have cleared vegetation, disturbed the bank of the River Eske in Milltown, Donegal and dug a number of drains to the river, resulting in significant sedimentation.
15 July 2022 News
Farmer who poisoned buzzards must pay €2,000
A fine and €1,500 in damages were to be paid by the farmer within four months of the court’s decision.
Watch: sheep shooting tourism continues
The Irish Farmers Journal has uncovered further video evidence of guided sheep shooting activity, first reported in November 2021.
22 June 2022 News
Galway farmer issued €750 fine and driving ban for burning scrub
A fire created by a Galway farmer to burn scrub came within a few metres of a dwelling and took three fire brigades to control.
Government acting on commitments for biodiversity protection policies - Noonan
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Malcolm Noonan gave an overview of the Government’s progress on biodiversity action.
10 June 2022 News
Deer trample through silage ground in Galway
There are parishes in Galway seeing deer that have never seen deer before, the Galway IFA county chair told the Irish Farmers Journal.
28 May 2022 News
Community projects granted €160,000 for bog conservation
Groups in Galway, Westmeath, Kildare, Offaly, Mayo, Kerry, Cavan, Monaghan and Dublin have benefited from this round of funding.
19 May 2022 News
Conservation not preservation needed for biodiversity – INHFA
The president of the INHFA has highlighted the biodiversity stagnation and regression across the natura 2000 network due to what he says has been poor State policy.