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Colm McCarthy: our water and electricity shortages
Colm McCarthy
The two national utilities responsible for electric power and water are clearly uncomfortable with the IDA’s enthusiasm for more data centres.
3 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: 12 months' rain in nine
The rain rolls on in west Cork as well as everywhere else in the country and Tommy Moyles has had to adapt his farm plans accordingly.
27 March 2024 News
Diageo's brewery plan at the mercy of the planning system
One man stands in the way of Diageo's plan to build a €200m brewery in Newbridge. Why is John Lynch putting €50,000 to a High Court challenge that could threaten Boortmalt's expansion plans for Athy?
Funding our water and electricity infrastructure
Ireland is the only European country in which water is free, and even the Green Party has backed off charging for water.
27 March 2024 Viewpoints
Farmyards and land destroyed due to ‘crisis’ flooding of Lough Funshinagh
Councillor Laurence Fallon called on senior members of the Government to visit Lough Funshinagh to witness the emergency situation for themselves.
26 March 2024 News
Opinion: inspections protocol is an important breakthrough
Reading the protocol for farm inspections agreed in Wexford has given Pat O'Toole heart - and flashbacks.
16 March 2024 Opinion
ACA calls for 10-day window to rectify derogation errors
Advisers explained how minor administration breaches, such as forgetting to upload a document, results in rejection of the derogation application.
13 March 2024 News
No payment limit in new €60m Farming for Water EIP
However, no measures will be funded which are already required under the Good Agricultural Practices regulations.
15,000 farmers wanted for new water scheme
The five-year scheme will see €50m in funding for farmers implementing water quality measures.
Further 5% reduction in chemical nitrogen ‘likely’
Teagasc’s Dr David Wall said it is his understanding the NAP will come up for public consultation soon and a further 5% reduction in chemical nitrogen application is 'likely'.
28 February 2024 News
€110m fund for rivers approved by Government
Minister of State with responsibility for nature Malcolm Noonan said the rivers fund was approved this Wednesday 28 February.
28 February 2024 News
Uisce Éireann fined for fish kill in Clare river
The court heard that the vast majority of fish - including salmon, eels and trout - died from suffocation following a pollution incident. Gordon Deegan reports.
19 February 2024 News