Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Donal Magner
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
13 April 2022 News
Ban on sale of turf to go ahead despite criticism
Improving air quality in urban areas and avoiding challenges to the State by coal companies are two of the reasons Minister Eamon Ryan’s department says it will be banning peat sale and distribution.
13 April 2022 News
Department's pass the parcel on peat
A query on peat extraction and exportation was sent around three Government departments.
Creeping criminalisation of turf moves to full gallop – Nolan TD
A midlands TD has said there is a fundamental lack of trust in Minister Eamon Ryan when it comes to his protection of traditional turf-cutting practices.
11 April 2022 News
Importing peat could be ‘second Brexit’ for the mushroom sector – IFA
Mushroom growers could face a fivefold increase in peat costs after a High Court ruling on Harte Peat’s extraction of horticultural-grade peat.
1 April 2022 News
ICL to take over at Bord na Móna
ICL is working with growers to help them reduce their reliance on horticultural peat and to deliver sustainable growing media solutions.
22 March 2022 News
IFA president to meet Commission officials on ‘stringent’ draft rewetting law
The IFA has said that any rewetting efforts must be voluntary for land owners and that farmers must receive adequate compensation for rewetting.
9 March 2022 News
Measures proposed in new agri-environment scheme
The list of proposed measures major on enhancing soil vegetation cover, capturing carbon, reducing the risk of fires in upland areas and enhancing water quality.
16 February 2022 Schemes
Opinion: we need to talk about peat
Soil type, not enterprise, location or CAP payments, could be the great dividing line in Irish farming.
12 February 2022 News
Kildare growers warn of ‘pathetic’ response on horticultural peat
The group has said that the actions detailed in last month’s horticultural peat report will leave some elements of the sector fighting for survival.
7 February 2022 News
Farmers warned not to sell carbon credits outside of the sector
Farmers have been informed of the challenges to meeting agriculture's climate obligations, should carbon credits leave the sector.
2 February 2022 News
£175m for three years of Green Growth
The money for Green Growth is mostly coming from the NI Department of Finance
2 February 2022 News