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New funding and lower climate target demanded
Pat O'Toole
Jackie Cahill, Fianna Fáil TD and chair of the Oireachtas agriculture committee, says that the sectoral target should not exceed 22%, and that new and separate funding is needed for farming.
13 April 2022 Forestry
‘Consistent negative messaging’ undermining forestry sector – Hackett
Minister Pippa Hackett has defended her department’s performance on the processing of forestry licences and said reduced rates of planting will be seen as a blip in 20 years’ time.
8 March 2022 News
Agriculture committee to be advised to adopt gene editing
The Oireachtas agriculture committee will be advised by scientists to allow Irish plant breeders to use gene editing technologies to improve yields and reduce the need for sprays.
IFA to call for urgency in TB eradication plans on front of Oireachtas committee
The IFA will address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on agriculture on the issue of TB eradication.
16 February 2022 News