Environment

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

Improving and maintaining the health of at least 50% of soils worldwide by 2030 will require “strong support and solidarity”,...

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German proposal on horticulture could end Irish industry – senator

German proposal on horticulture could end Irish industry – senator

A Fine Gael senator has written to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue ahead of a...

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Group calls for development of Ireland’s own oil and gas resources

Group calls for development of Ireland’s own oil and gas resources

Current government policy is undermining Ireland’s national energy security and its potential to become almost entirely energy self-sufficient, the Rural...

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80 renewable projects set to receive financial support

80 renewable projects set to receive financial support

80 wind and solar projects have provisionally been awarded support under the second Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2), according...

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Weather: Unsettled week with rain or showers most days

Weather: Unsettled week with rain or showers most days

This week will see largely unsettled weather, with rain or showers most days. However, it is set to become more...

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Addressing challenges to farmed landscape

Addressing challenges to farmed landscape

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is this month, hosting a virtual Festival of Farmland Biodiversity focusing on challenges to addressing...

May 21, 2022

Trouw launches new environmental footprint programmes

Trouw launches new environmental footprint programmes

Trouw Nutrition Ireland is rolling out a number of environmental footprint programmes across the country over the coming months. These...

May 20, 2022

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

Two Farming for Nature (FFN) farm walks in Co. Clare and Galway are set to take place this weekend showcasing...

May 20, 2022

Minister announces €160k for nationwide peatland conservation projects

Minister announces €160k for nationwide peatland conservation projects

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan has today (Thursday, May 19) announced funding of €160,000 for...

May 19, 2022

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees planted at Monaghan primary schools

More than 1,000 trees were donated to and planted in 44 different primary schools across Co. Monaghan this month by...

May 19, 2022

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

A study is being conducted by researchers at Technological University Dublin (TUD) and University College Cork (UCC), which will investigate...

May 19, 2022

EU biomethane target offers ‘tremendous benefits’ for Ireland – RGFI

EU biomethane target offers ‘tremendous benefits’ for Ireland – RGFI

The new target for biomethane production set out by the European Commission is a “decisive step towards the rapid development”...

May 19, 2022

€37bn Biomethane Action Plan to boost EU production

€37bn Biomethane Action Plan to boost EU production

Europe’s biomethane output is to receive a significant boost under a €37 billion action plan to increase production to 35...

May 19, 2022

‘Huge opportunities’ for meat producers in plant based sector – report

‘Huge opportunities’ for meat producers in plant based sector – report

Food awareness organisation ProVeg International has encouraged meat producers to invest in the plant based protein sector, at the international...

May 18, 2022

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

Report: Severe impact of weather events on food security

High-impact weather and climate events caused major issues for food security in 2021, according to a new report published today...

May 18, 2022

GLAS balancing payments worth €24m to be issued this week

GLAS balancing payments worth €24m to be issued this week

Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) balancing payments worth almost €24 million will be paid to farmers this week, the Minister for...

May 18, 2022

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

€400k available for research on nitrous oxide from peatlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting research proposals to explore land management and nitrous oxide from peatlands. Proposals will...

May 18, 2022

INHFA calls for change of policy on biodiversity

INHFA calls for change of policy on biodiversity

Conservation rather than the current policy of preservation can improve biodiversity, according to the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association...

May 18, 2022