Trail showcases semi-natural grasslands
Darren Carty
Semi-natural grasslands are highlighted as being essential for biodiversity and the new grasslands trail initiative aims to showcase their worth.
8 May 2024 News
Simpler farm schemes see better buy-in from farmers
Taking scheme paperwork away from farmers and leaving them with a clear message on environmental payments would see more farmers enter these schemes, Brendan Dunford of the Burren Ceo Trust has said.
10 April 2024 Feature
ACRES scheme a proper disaster for the Burren, say farmers
Almost a year and a half on from the Burren Programme being replaced by ACRES, local farmers Michael Davoren and Michael Collins speak to Anne O’Donoghue about the impact on the landscape and farmers.
Traditional farm building scheme reopens
The Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2024 allows for grants of between €4,000 and €30,000 for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures.
21 February 2024 Schemes
State to snap up more land for nature
“We need [farmers] managing their land in a way that promotes nature while continuing to produce some of the best food in the world," Minister Noonan said.
Grazing patterns of ancient Ireland can offer a ‘blueprint’ for sustainability
Cattle have been farmed in Ireland for thousands of years with their past management offering us a potential blueprint for sustainable farming today. Barry Murphy reports.
20 December 2023 News