New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
Donal Magner
Minister Hackett announces additional protection against the potential importation of the bark beetle, but IFA maintains that a temporary ban is necessary, writes Donal Magner.
13 February 2024 News
Irish companies exhibit at world’s leading organic trade fair
BioFach takes place in Germany from 13 to 16 February, where Irish organic food and drink companies will target export opportunities.
7 February 2024 Dealer
Ministers' charm on St Patrick’s Day
The Dealer will be interested to hear what Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan makes of a Brazilian steak this St Patrick's Day.
Organic Farming Scheme participants surpass 5,000
There were 1,050 new applications accepted in to the scheme in the latest tranche, bringing the area farmed to 225,000ha.
7 February 2024 News
New restrictions announced for timber imports from Scotland
The restrictions come as forestry sector fears of a bark beetle infestation have grown.
7 February 2024 Forestry
Another 1,050 farmers accepted into Organic Farming Scheme
The total area under conversion or converted to organics stands at around 225,000ha.
7 February 2024 News
Building an AD industry – a jigsaw puzzle
A constructive conference recently took place in Birr, focusing on the opportunities and the very real challenges presented by the development of the anaerobic digestion sector, writes Stephen Robb
31 January 2024 Renewables
Biomethane strategy to undergo four-week public consultation
Minister Pippa Hackett has announced that the eagerly anticipated National Biomethane Strategy will not be finalised this month but instead will undergo a four-week public consultation.
25 January 2024 News
‘Not sustainable’ to keep compensating flood-hit farmers - Hackett
Long-term thinking, rather than once-off compensation, is needed for farmers facing floods, Minister Hackett told the Seanad.
22 January 2024 News
Department's ash dieback response a 'national disgrace'
Forestry representatives and the IFA are unhappy with the Department's failure to the announce its plans on ash dieback.
17 January 2024 News
A fresh start after a fractious year for the IFA
The IFA AGM had a freshness to it, as the new regime turned the heat up on the ministers, if not in the room.
10 January 2024 News
Hackett calls on IFA to call out bad slurry spreading practices
The minister's comments come as the results of an Irish Farmers Journal survey show that one quarter of farmers have seen slurry being spread illegally during the closed period in their locality.
10 January 2024 News