Northern Ireland
Proposed peat compost ban for NI dropped
Peter McCann
The proposed ban would have had significant implications for the NI horticulture sector, particularly mushroom growers.
17 August 2022 Forestry
Bord na Móna moves to plant trees on former bog
Currently around 4,700ha of Bord na Móna land is planted with conifer trees.
8 August 2022 News
Abbeyleix Bog to receive €75,000 funding boost
Some 103ha of Abbeyleix Bog was conserved and restored in 2009 in a community-led effort.
Some ACRES actions to exceed €1,000/ha
The Irish Farmers Journal can reveal the payment rates the Department expects to pay farmers for undertaking actions in the new ACRES.
Opinion: Government’s sectoral target fudge is over, but one fudge remains
The divisive debate is over, and not a minute too soon. But the hard work starts now.
31 July 2022 Viewpoints
Ireland still a ‘net exporter’ of peat – Minister Hackett
Fruit growers’ difficulties in sourcing supplies of horticultural-grade peat since the scaling back of the peat extraction sector was debated in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday.
15 June 2022 News
UK farmers receiving private funds to rewet peatlands
Central to securing private sector funding for the initiative was ensuring “trust and confidence” in the system, as well as the accurate measuring of the carbon. sequestered by the restored peatlands.
13 June 2022 News
Results-based farm schemes ‘way forward’ for nature - Taoiseach
The co-operation stream of the Agri-Environmental Climate Measure (AECM) proposed in Ireland’s draft CAP strategic plan represents the future of nature restoration, an Taoiseach has said.
9 June 2022 News
EU nature restoration law to cost Ireland €134m yearly
The restoration law will see more land farmed under protected designations and habitat-specific restoration targets.
8 June 2022 News
Farmers the ‘first responders’ to climate and biodiversity crises
Amy Forde speaks to Dr Derek McLoughlin project manager of the Wild Atlantic Nature Life project, which has 800 farmers taking part and covers blanket bogs.
25 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
Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
27 April 2022 Forestry