My Farming Week: Colm Gavin, Leenane, Co Mayo
Rachel Donovan
Colm Gavin is a hill farmer from Co Mayo and is also a Farming for Nature Ambassador.
11 February 2022 News
New farmer-led project to control rhododendron in Mayo
A new community-led project in southwest Mayo has been launched to develop and test best practice methods in eradicating rhododendron.
24 November 2021 Feature
Watch: from cutting turf to rewetting the bog in Co Donegal
James Forrest stopped cutting turf on his bog in 2019 and began rewetting the area under the Pearl Mussel Project.
Over €71m for KT and €36m for EIPs
There will be a farm safety training element to the new KT scheme.
20 October 2021 News
Farmers getting higher payments for better habitats in results-based schemes
The idea around results-based payments is simply that higher agricultural payments accrue to higher quality habitats on the ground.
10 October 2021 News
KerryLIFE scheme review: pay farmers for ecosystem services
The evaluation report highlights the importance of upland areas as refuges for biodiversity and as strongholds of indigenous farming practices and place-based traditional knowledge.
10 June 2021 Schemes
Farmers believe results-based pearl mussel payments are ‘fair and accurate’
Farmers in the results-based Pearl Mussel Project took part in a survey on scheme, with a number of questions in relation to payments and the scheme posed.
7 April 2021 News
Farmers improve habitats in Pearl Mussel Project
A total of 455 farmers are taking part in the Pearl Mussel Project in several catchments across the country.
24 March 2021 News
Seven dead lambs dumped in Kerry pearl mussel river
The dog warden for Kerry has retrieved the lambs from the river and the county veterinary office has launched an investigation to establish the origin.
10 March 2021 News
€86m cash boost for farmers
Farmers with outstanding queries from the Department are asked to respond as soon as possible in order to facilitate the issuing of payments.
9 December 2020 News
€6m EIP payments roll out to farmers
The European Innovative Partnership (EIP) initiative is a scheme under the Department’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme.
3 December 2020 News
Average payment of €2,000/farmer in Pearl Mussel Project
The annual report for the Pearl Mussel Project for June 2019 to June 2020 shows that the lowest payment received by farmers was €300, with the maximum at €10,000.
25 October 2020 Schemes