Weekly podcast: TDs on carbon targets and ACRES questions answered
Barry Murphy
Hear what your local TDs have to say about the emissions targets to be set for agriculture and how An Taisce has moved to legally challenge Ireland’s nitrates derogation.
15 June 2022 News
There are ‘limitations’ on Government’s response to agri diesel prices
The price of some agricultural inputs has more than doubled over the past year, Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny TD has told the Dáil.
26 May 2022 News
Minister defends CAP consultation process
The CAP strategic plan, still open to amendments, is awaiting approval from the European Commission before schemes can be finalised.
Opinion: Fine Gael fighting for the farming vote
The battle for the rural and farming vote is likely to heat up this summer, as an election became much more likely this week.
21 May 2022 Opinion
Minister Ryan rows back on turf ban
Draft regulations on the sale and distribution of turf won’t affect the traditional use of turf in small rural communities, says Minister Eamon Ryan.
27 April 2022 News
Sinn Féin to try to block turf sale ban
Sinn Féin is bringing forward a Dáil motion to provide clarity to rural dwellers on a potential ban on the sale of turf.
22 April 2022 News
Dáil approves emissions ceilings to 2025 and 2030
The Dáil has approved the carbon budgets set for Ireland, which make it legally binding that emissions must reduce by 50% by 2030 overall.
7 April 2022 News
200m litres of green diesel needed to ‘secure silage harvest’
Contractors are paying double what they were for diesel this time last year, according to the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors (FCI).
31 March 2022 News
TDs told Ireland should increase cattle numbers
More attention needs to be placed on measuring and establishing the correct metrics for bovine emissions, according to Moonsyst International.
24 March 2022 News
Watch: Worth more to rob fertiliser than the bank – TD
Rural TDs called on the Government to treat the rising cost of farm inputs as a crisis and to support farmers.
24 February 2022 News
Members of the Oireachtas among objectors to Clare wind farm
Slieveacurry wind farm, Clare, was refused planning permission after receiving over 100 objections from the public including Green Party, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin TDs and Sinn Féin TDs and senators.
26 January 2022 News
Emissions and TB top Oireachtas ag committee agenda
Jackie Cahill TD has set out his priorities for the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
17 January 2022 News