Environment

Agricultural emissions ceiling ‘extremely challenging’

Agricultural emissions ceiling ‘extremely challenging’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the agricultural emissions ceiling, which emerged this weekend, would be “extremely challenging”....

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‘Higher investment’ needed in ag sector to meet climate targets

‘Higher investment’ needed in ag sector to meet climate targets

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that it will be almost “impossible to meet the agriculture...

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Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions from agriculture in Ireland will have to be reduced by between 21% and 30% by 2030, Agriland understands. Under...

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McConalogue must deliver on key issues as ‘farmer anger on the ground is building’

McConalogue must deliver on key issues as ‘farmer anger on the ground is building’

Charlie McConalogue’s tenure as agriculture minister “will be judged on how the government delivers” on key issues as “farmer anger...

October 15, 2021

Protecting water quality ‘an issue for all farmers, not just  more intensive farms’ – EPA

Protecting water quality ‘an issue for all farmers, not just more intensive farms’ – EPA

Protecting water quality is an issue “for all farmers, not just those that have the largest or more intensive farms”,...

October 15, 2021

Lough Funshinagh flood relief works to recommence

Lough Funshinagh flood relief works to recommence

Flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh in Co. Roscommon will recommence, the county council there has announced. The original relief...

October 15, 2021

Environment minister needs to ‘come clean’ on future of power stations

Environment minister needs to ‘come clean’ on future of power stations

The Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, needs to come clean on exactly what role power stations in...

October 15, 2021

Mild and breezy with some rain over weekend

Mild and breezy with some rain over weekend

The weekend and early next week will be mild, cloudy and breezy, with some rain at times, before it turns...

October 15, 2021

60% of people think the amount of ‘climate jargon’ is increasing – survey

60% of people think the amount of ‘climate jargon’ is increasing – survey

60% of people think that the amount of “climate jargon” is increasing, while 19% say they’d be more likely to...

October 14, 2021

‘Encouraging signs’ in EU water quality report

‘Encouraging signs’ in EU water quality report

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the recent water quality report from the European Commission shows some “encouraging...

October 14, 2021

Kepak Athleague pilot project aims for 90% emissions cut

Kepak Athleague pilot project aims for 90% emissions cut

A ‘green partnership’ has been announced between Kepak Group and ActionZero in a bid to bring about significant cuts to...

October 14, 2021

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

As a result of the restrictions on peat harvesting, “we are seeing what can be only described as ‘an Irish...

October 14, 2021

Kerry to move to 100% renewable electricity across company within 12 months

Kerry to move to 100% renewable electricity across company within 12 months

Kerry has today (Wednesday, October 13) announced details of its accelerated sustainability targets to align with the Paris Agreement goal...

October 13, 2021

First set of climate regulations approved bringing carbon budgets closer

First set of climate regulations approved bringing carbon budgets closer

This week, the government approved the first set of climate regulations, along with appointing four new members to the Climate...

October 13, 2021

Agriculture Committee to quiz department officials on NAP

Agriculture Committee to quiz department officials on NAP

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will resume its discussion on the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP)...

October 13, 2021

Hackett to publish ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly

Hackett to publish ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has said that she will be publishing an ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly. The plan...

October 13, 2021

Solar hour restrictions need to be removed for farms – MREF

Solar hour restrictions need to be removed for farms – MREF

The Micro Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) has welcomed an increase in the rate of grant to support on-farm solar energy...

October 13, 2021

Reversing biodiversity loss  ‘among greatest challenges of our times’

Reversing biodiversity loss ‘among greatest challenges of our times’

Reversing biodiversity loss is “among the greatest challenges of our times” Minister of State Malcolm Noonan has said. The first...

October 13, 2021