Northern Ireland
Farmers urged to feed in views on ammonia
David Wright
A consultation on a draft ammonia strategy closes in NI on 3 March 2023.
24 January 2023 News
Citizen's Assembly to vote on 17 proposed measures for farming
One of the recommendations is that "people must be encouraged to consume a more plant-based diet".
19 January 2023 News
Nature restoration won’t drive farmers off land - Commission
The European Commission Director for Biodiversity suggested that nature restoration targets will actually benefit farmers.
Setting the record straight on carbon sequestration
Thomas Duffy is the current vice-president of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers. He talks carbon storage on farms this week.
Opportunities for farmers in peatland restoration
Farmers must be rewarded for protecting this natural asset, writes David Wright.
11 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Public support for green growth strategy
The vast majority of respondents to a public consultation support the aims and objectives within the strategy.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Peatland map to identify key areas for action
The mapping exercise will help to highlight areas of peatland in NI where restoration work will deliver a significant benefit.
4 January 2023 Northern Ireland
New €15m fund to expand Wild Atlantic Nature project to western seaboard
The funding will be used to build capacity at local and national levels through upskilling, training and education programmes and restoration work.
16 December 2022 Climate and environment
Finance key to peatland restoration suggests Murnion
A peatland mapping exercise in NI highlights areas in greatest need of restoration.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Biodiversity report puts spotlight on derogation
Some members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Environment suggested that there is an opportunity for Ireland to stop looking for nitrates derogation from Brussels.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
National Parks acquires 4,500ha of Coillte land in Mayo
One of the largest land transfers in the State’s recent history has seen the NPWS set about rewilding some 4,500ha previously managed by Coillte.
9 November 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: carbon source or sink?
We are heading towards a situation where farmers will rightly continue to insist on some payment for the carbon they sequester in their crops or store in their soils.
2 November 2022 Viewpoints