No immediate move on forestry setback rules - McConalogue
Declan O’Brien
A review of the setback rules in relation to clear-fell operations is set for stakeholder consultation in the back-end of this year.
15 June 2024 News
Hundreds flock to Agri Aware open day
The open day was held on Stephen Byrne's farm in Co Kildare and aimed at bridging the disconnect between city and country.
15 June 2024 Nitrates
Tillage: buffers, liebacks and changes to ACRES rules
There are a lot of rules for tillage farmers to follow to protect water quality and more changes to ACRES rules.
River nitrates target is an ‘impossible bar’ for some
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
12 June 2024 News
Muir beefs up NIEA enforcement team
Savings have been found within DAERA to help fund additional NIEA posts.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Understanding N and P losses and how to avoid them
The new EPA map shows the status of all waterbodies in the country and identifies areas of concern.
12 June 2024 News
‘No significant change’ in water quality – EPA
The EPA's programme manager Mary Gurrie has said that its latest report shows that 'more action is needed to achieve our legally binding water quality objectives'.
12 June 2024 News
River Allow farm group ‘livid’ over Cork fish kill
The polyaluminium chloride spill into the River Allow occurred at the Freemount Water Treatment Plant in north Cork.
12 June 2024 News
Prawn shells can stop algal blooms in NI
Chitosan has binding properties which could be used to treat blue-green algae that has grown in Lough Neagh, a committee of MLAs has been told.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Lough Neagh action plan with Stormont ministers
A report and action plan for Lough Neagh has been finalised by a group of experts led by DAERA.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Teagasc’s campaign urges quicker adoption of water quality measures
A seven-year campaign launched by Teagasc, in collaboration with sector stakeholders, aims to improve water quality and help secure practices such as the retention of the nitrates derogation.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
Butter wars on US shop shelves
It is high time for the Ornua boss to sit everyone down and bring some common sense to the table.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints