Taoiseach says he won’t intervene on nitrates cut
Barry Murphy
The focus must now move to maintaining Ireland’s nitrates derogation at all, said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
6 September 2023 News
Nature restoration won’t work without new funding - Taoiseach
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said European funding for farmers’ nature restoration measures could be supported by national funding also.
New report tackles thorny issue of land use changes
An NESC publication recommends an opportunities-led approach to adapt to climate change.
Woulfe out, Dineen in
A new face follows an old face on the board of the national competitiveness and productivity council (NCPC), The Dealer notes.
19 July 2023 Dealer
‘Simplistic’ to link animal cruelty with dairy expansion - Taoiseach
All incidents of alleged animal cruelty should be reported to the Department of Agriculture, an Taoiseach told the Dáil.
11 July 2023 News
Macra meeting with An Taoiseach to discuss succession scheme proposal
Macra's proposed succession scheme was one of its eight key asks during its 'Steps for our Future' walk from Athy to Dublin in April.
7 July 2023 News
Macra president speaks of her 'rather busy few weeks' after taking over
This week, we hear from Elaine Houlihan on what it has been like to be Macra Na Feirme's national president for the past few weeks.
21 June 2023 Community
Taoiseach of ‘strong view’ that rewetting be voluntary
No farmer will be forced to rewet their land, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has insisted.
14 June 2023 News
Nature restoration should be funded outside CAP – Minister Ryan
Minister Eamon Ryan has shot back at An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar over comments that the EU nature restoration law could go “too far”.
31 May 2023 News
ICSA demands delivery on suckler scheme
The drystock farmer body is also demanding action and results on the proposed suckler beef premium brand.
30 May 2023 News
Farmland and bog re-mapping under way
The Department was unable to say which measures are being considered for the new CAP standards, but a ploughing ban was given as an example in the CAP plan.
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