Climate and environment
Ireland best in Europe for farm carbon monitoring
Caitríona Morrissey
A network of 28 carbon flux towers dotted all over the country will generate Ireland-specific information on carbon emissions and sequestration which may influence future farming policies.
17 July 2024 For Sale
Unique Burren farm in the Banner County
A 114ac farm in the Burren runs from river valley to mountain high and has spectacular views over Galway Bay, writes Tommy Moyles.
5 July 2024 Renewables
Supreme Court quashes appeal against Offaly solar farm
A resident’s group had claimed that construction of the solar farm would remove 700m of hedgerows and that the project should be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Farmer Writes: my ash pension fund is now gone
Tree planting has now to be encouraged big time and undoubtedly landowners are put off by this messy ash dieback business.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
Five easy steps towards more sustainable farming
Kelsey Daly outlines five simple steps for sustainable farming that farmers can adopt to enhance the sustain-ability of their farms.
30 June 2024 Footprint Farmers
Leading on sustainability in Co Limerick
Gearóid Maher’s approach to farming shows how social and environmental sustainability can underpin a profitable dairy enterprise, writes Brendan Dunford.
29 June 2024 Footprint Farmers
Offaly County Council to conduct hedgerow survey
This survey is non-intrusive and consists simply of the identification and recording of the character, condition and range of species contained within hedgerows, the council said.
Carbon footprinting to begin this autumn
The time-line for the roll-out of carbon footprinting across NI farms has been confirmed by DAERA
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland
Clarkson back for series three to ‘show real farming’
While Clarkson’s Farm is known for showing farming in a fun light, series three isn’t shying away from many agricultural issues Irish farmers will be familiar with.
23 April 2024 Feature
Farm hedges key for carbon sequestration
The research confirmed that hedgerows on Irish farms are an important means of sequestering carbon.
3 April 2024 News
'My place is walking with it'
Farming near the village of Ardfert in the Kingdom, O'Connor has said his farm is walking with fireblight.
20 March 2024 News
One-year extension to ACRES hedgerow and tree planting establishment deadline
The Department of Agriculture has announced the extension to 31 March 2025 due to "current market restraints and the limited supplies of suitable hedgerow and tree plants".
14 March 2024 Schemes