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Sectoral target debate heats up with the weather
The Dealer
While a Europe-wide heatwave provides unavoidable and compelling evidence of climate change, the debate around how farming evolves is also hotting up.
13 June 2022 News
Cattle and sheep must not be taken off the hills – IFA
IFA hill chair Caillín Conneely has warned of social, economic and wildfire implications of any moves to take cattle and sheep down off hill land.
Galway farmer issued €750 fine and driving ban for burning scrub
A fire created by a Galway farmer to burn scrub came within a few metres of a dwelling and took three fire brigades to control.
169 farmers scorched with payment cuts to burned land in 2021
Farmers face deductions and penalties even when it can be proved that a fire had been started accidentally or that a wildfire had a non-agricultural ignition source.
30 March 2022 News
Wildfires in four counties over a week as ‘unknown’ area left burned
Fire crews travelled across county boundaries in some instances to quench wildfire blazes over the past week. Farmers have yet to assess the damage to their lands and the hit to their payments.
25 March 2022 News
Extend controlled gorse burning into March to reduce wildfires - IFA
The IFA national hill chair has sought an extension to the deadline after which the controlled burning of gorse is banned.
15 February 2022 News