Cross-border trade ‘black hole’ in fertiliser register plans
Barry Murphy
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society and Teagasc shared their views on the Department of Agriculture’s planned fertiliser register with TDs and senators.
28 September 2022 News
‘Substantial’ job losses facing rural co-ops – ICOS
The Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society has called for a legal solution to allow co-ops to continue to prescribe of antiparasitic veterinary medicines.
16 September 2022 News
Nitrates derogation at risk due to water quality trends – Department
The Department of Housing’s principal adviser for water discussed Ireland’s nitrates derogation with TDs and senators.
Farm measures in Climate Action Plan to be updated – Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has said agriculture is on a “solid footing” when it comes to achieving climate goals but acknowledged the challenge of changing farm practices.
14 September 2022 Climate and environment
Farm input and output gap ‘widening’ - IFA
The Irish Farmers Association says the latest CSO figures on farm output and input prices mean the farm sector will need support to keep its head above water.
13 September 2022 News
Agriculture needs forestry to reach carbon neutrality - report
New report highlights the need for an 18,000ha afforestation programme to deliver forestry and climate goals by mid-century.
6 September 2022 Forestry
Dairy farmers could be hit with energy tariff at peak milking time
The changes could affect dairy, pig and poultry farmers in particular if adopted.
31 August 2022 Diversification
Eirgrid warns weak winds could lead to winter blackouts
The Joint Oirechtas Committee on Climate heard from Eirgrid, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities and Minister Eamon Ryan on Wednesday.
30 August 2022 News
EU planning emergency intervention in electricity market
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has suggested that emergency measures may be enacted by Brussels amid sharply rising energy costs.
30 August 2022 News
Water abstraction rules tightening for some farmers
Those drawing more than 2m litres a day from watercourses will need a licence to do so after new rules governing water management are passed.
Watch: TDs hear expert views on methane and emissions accounting
TDs and senators heard from experts on accounting for greenhouse gas emissions and the changes that could inform reporting on methane coming from farms.
25 July 2022 News
‘Slow, torturous’ process to change methane emissions reporting
The committee heard from researchers who claimed that changes to the reporting system could recognise the shorter lifespan of biogenic methane in the atmosphere.