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Eamon Ryan brought out the green agenda
The Dealer
While he became triggering for many farmers, no one can deny the impact Eamon Ryan has made on the Irish political landscape.
11 June 2024 News
Shelton Abbey prison opens tree nursery
Minister of State Pippa Hackett opened the Shelton Abbey Pocket Forests Native Tree Nursery, which is home to more than 2,000 native trees.
5 June 2024 News
Removing ash dieback plantations costs €5,800/ha
The cost of clearing infected ash plantations this year varied from €2,600/ha to €11,000/ha.
Hackett's 'constructive engagement' taskforce comments spark furious reaction
Forestry grower groups accuse the the Minister of State of engaging in 'spin'.
2 June 2024 News
Ministers announce €25m project for breeding waders
A €25m EIP project for breeding waders was launched at Shannon Harbour by Minister McConalogue, Minister Noonan and Minister Hackett.
22 May 2024 News
Some growers ‘dead and buried’ before receiving all ash dieback monies - IFO
It was revealed this week that the ash dieback compensation payment will not be a lump sum.
15 May 2024 News
Hackett co-chairs meeting of horticulture industry forum
Minister Pippa Hackett co-chaired the spring meeting of the bi-annual horticulture industry forum and heard updates on progress of the National Strategy for Horticulture 2023-2027.
14 May 2024 News
Organic processing grant reopens due to ‘unprecedented demand’
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett announced the Organic Processing Investment Grant Scheme (OPIG) will reopen with a budget of €1.5m.
13 May 2024 News
Hot and cold for Hackett’s ash dieback fund
The aid package certainly has serious shortcomings, but it’s there, and it's funded.
8 May 2024 Dealer
'Innovative' Cavan farmer wins RDS and Teagasc farm forestry award
Derek and Yvonne McCabe have been announced as winners of the 2024 RDS Teagasc Farm Forestry Award. James and Martina Ham from Westmeath received the runners-up award.
3 May 2024 News
Ash dieback payment of €5,000/ha in lieu of revenue losses
Annual premiums ruled out, but €5,000/ha payment provided, while issues remain about capping site clearance costs at  €2,000/ha for a new ash dieback package which has received a cautious welcome.
1 May 2024 Forestry
Mixed farmer reaction to ash dieback package
The new Climate Action Performance Payment of €5,000/ha is being paid to plantation owners who have joined the Department of Agriculture’s ash dieback reconstitution schemes.
1 May 2024 News