Fears rewetting will slash land prices
Declan O’Brien
The lack of clarity around rewetting and the eligibility of peatland for forestry has already hit demand for such ground.
31 May 2023 News
13,000ha rewet by Bord na Móna
Bord na Móna is working with other state bodies to rewet more land with 13,000ha already complete.
31 May 2023 News
Rewetting could slash the value of drained peatland
The sale price of upland and bog took a serious hit as a result of environmental designations, and the same could happen with rewet peatlands, the INHFA president claimed.
Department mapping peat soils for new 2024 CAP rules
There will be standards brought in for those farming on peatlands and wetlands to claim CAP payments.
24 May 2023 News
Taoiseach concerned EU nature restoration law goes ‘too far’
Meanwhile, Minister McConalogue has claimed that State land managed by agencies such as Bord na Móna and Coillte could meet all rewetting targets, if targets are reduced from the original proposal.
24 May 2023 News
Kelleher welcomes council of ministers' push to reduce EU rewetting targets
Kelleher spoke after council signalled it will look for lower targets than the European Commission had initially sought, meaning that less farmland could be affected by the proposals.
22 May 2023 News
Poor communication sinks rewetting before it starts
A huge amount of uncertainty, a recent decision to increase the area for rewetting and political comments this week from the French President means rewetting is under the spotlight
17 May 2023 News
Minister to reflect on turf cutting condition in ACRES
Under the ACRES scheme, commonage payments will be results-based depending on the quality of the habitat.
14 May 2023 Schemes
Opinion: we need to see what rewetting looks like
If farmer buy-in for rewetting is to be gained, the Government need to stop telling us about it and start showing what it looks like. And how it will be paid for.
13 May 2023 Opinion
New peatlands initiative to drive bog restoration from 2024
The initial common vision for the peatlands initiative will be sharpened and defined over the next year before the launch in 2024.
AI solutions to protect Ireland’s peatlands being explored
This project is part of the €65m national challenge fund competition to help Ireland become carbon neutral by 2050.
17 April 2023 News
€500,000 announced for community-led peatland projects
A funding package aimed at encouraging communities to restore and protect peatlands has been announced.
27 March 2023 News