Environment

Mica map – farmers sought to  highlight extent of problem

Mica map – farmers sought to highlight extent of problem

A web designer from Buncrana in Co. Donegal has created a ‘mica map’ with the aim of showing the extent...

16:07pm

Government urged to act on ‘promise’ of a citizens’ assembly on biodiversity

Government urged to act on ‘promise’ of a citizens’ assembly on biodiversity

Climate Case Ireland has delivered an open letter to the government calling upon it to announce a date for a citizens’ assembly...

15:33pm

Government ‘placing obstacles in the way’ of hemp sector development

Government ‘placing obstacles in the way’ of hemp sector development

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has said that the hemp sector, if developed, could deliver a viable extra...

14:01pm

Climate Action Bill: ‘Lack of scrutiny and debate’ warns IFA

Climate Action Bill: ‘Lack of scrutiny and debate’ warns IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that there is a lack of proper scrutiny and debate over the Climate...

14:00pm

Final chance to have a say in Ireland’s ‘electricity future’

Final chance to have a say in Ireland’s ‘electricity future’

EirGrid has issued a final call for people to “shape their electricity future”. Hours remain before the 14-week nationwide consultation...

11:15am

Agri-Food Strategy consultation closes tomorrow

Agri-Food Strategy consultation closes tomorrow

A public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Agri-Food Strategy to 2030 will close tomorrow (Tuesday, June 15)....

10:57am

Met Éireann: Mainly dry week in store with showers in west

Met Éireann: Mainly dry week in store with showers in west

A mainly dry week is in store for the most of the country – but there will be scattered showers,...

8:58am

Improvements in water quality in Wexford as a result of farmer-led project

Improvements in water quality in Wexford as a result of farmer-led project

Minister of State Pippa Hackett travelled to Duncannon this week to congratulate a number of farmers on their efforts in...

June 12, 2021

The key to sustainability leadership? ‘Unity’ in industry, says Bord Bia

The key to sustainability leadership? ‘Unity’ in industry, says Bord Bia

Sustainability is the “significant business challenge of our time” and it is one that is increasingly driven by demands from...

June 11, 2021

Fertiliser sales up more than 20% in NI in 2020

Fertiliser sales up more than 20% in NI in 2020

Fertiliser deliveries have increased again at the start of 2021 in Northern Ireland, according to the latest official fertiliser statistics....

June 11, 2021

Poots to submit application for NI’s first Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project 

Poots to submit application for NI’s first Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project 

Northern Ireland could have its first-ever forestry project dedicated to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) initiative at the Glenarm Estate,...

June 11, 2021

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities a ‘growing share’ of global food system GHG emissions

Off-farm activities before and after food production are making up a “growing share” of food system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

June 11, 2021

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

NI peatland strategy proposes payments for bog restoration

Future land management schemes could pay landowners to maintain peatland through low-impact farming methods. The Northern Ireland Peatland Strategy 2021-2040...

June 10, 2021

Tributes paid to farmers involved in KerryLIFE project

Tributes paid to farmers involved in KerryLIFE project

Minister of State for heritage Malcolm Noonan has formally launched the socioeconomic evaluation of KerryLIFE, an agri-environmental initiative that operated...

June 10, 2021

Man fined for breaches of waste management legislation

Man fined for breaches of waste management legislation

A man from Co. Down was issued with a fine of £2,000 (€2,325) for breaches of waste management legislation, according...

June 10, 2021

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Poots launches Peatland Strategy consultation

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Edwin Poots, has launched a public consultation on a new 20-year plan to restore the region’s...

June 10, 2021

‘Dismissive attitude’ by government to just transition in climate bill

‘Dismissive attitude’ by government to just transition in climate bill

Sinn Féin spokesperson on climate action Darren O’Rourke has said that it is “extremely disappointing” that Minister Eamon Ryan was...

June 10, 2021

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

MEPs seek binding targets to protect biodiversity

A ‘Paris Agreement for biodiversity’ and an EU biodiversity law are needed to ensure that ecosystems are restored, resilient, and...

June 10, 2021