Environment

Government needs to revisit REAP pilot proposal – Canney

Government needs to revisit REAP pilot proposal – Canney

An independent TD has called on the government to fulfil a Programme for Government commitment to introduce a new agri-environment...

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Farmers encouraged to keep an eye out for rare bird

Farmers encouraged to keep an eye out for rare bird

As part of a national survey being carried out on the red-billed chough, farmers are encouraged to keep an eye...

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NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

NI fails to make any significant progress on river basin management over last 6 years

Northern Ireland has failed to make any significant progress towards its river basin water quality targets over the last six...

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€1.4 million carbon sequestration research project launched

€1.4 million carbon sequestration research project launched

VistaMilk SFI Research Centre has launched a €1.4 million carbon sequestration project. The project is in collaboration with Dairy Research...

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More settled conditions from midweek onward – Met Éireann

More settled conditions from midweek onward – Met Éireann

A wet start to the week will give way to drier, more settled conditions over the coming days, according to...

9:07am

Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Quarter of island’s native birds now ‘red-listed’

Swifts, puffins and kestrels have been identified among the birds most at peril as a new cross-border report shows a...

April 18, 2021

Draft strategy for transitioning to circular economy published

Draft strategy for transitioning to circular economy published

The government has published a draft strategy on how Ireland can transition to a ‘circular economy’, and is inviting businesses, communities and...

April 17, 2021

13,500 trees planted at Kirkistown Race Circuit

13,500 trees planted at Kirkistown Race Circuit

The 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland have completed a massive tree planting exercise at Kirkistown Race Circuit, with help...

April 16, 2021

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

REAP commonage exclusion ‘confirms worst fears’

The proposed move under the new Results-based Environmental-Agri pilot Project (REAP) to exclude commonage and land containing heather “stunned” the...

April 16, 2021

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Climate Change Bill overlooks significance of livestock production in NI – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson feels that the Private Members’ Climate Change Bill, recently introduced at...

April 16, 2021

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

ICSA ‘shocked’ at aspects of proposed REAP scheme

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is “shocked” at elements of the proposed new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project...

April 16, 2021

REAP pilot proposals a ‘huge disappointment’ – ICMSA

REAP pilot proposals a ‘huge disappointment’ – ICMSA

Proposals on the new Results-based Environment-Agri pilot Project (REAP) scheme have been described as a “huge disappointment” by the Irish...

April 15, 2021

Early RHI scheme closure could increase CO2 emissions sevenfold, report warns

Early RHI scheme closure could increase CO2 emissions sevenfold, report warns

A report examining Northern Ireland’s botched Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme has warned progress establishing a “green economy” could be...

April 15, 2021

‘Conundrum’ faced due to risk of carbon leakage in attempt to meet environmental targets

‘Conundrum’ faced due to risk of carbon leakage in attempt to meet environmental targets

“It makes neither economic nor environmental sense that a policy could lead to carbon leakage” according to Teagasc, however, Ireland...

April 15, 2021

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

SDLP MLAs have called for action to repair Northern Ireland’s woodland after a report published this week warned the UK’s...

April 15, 2021

Proposal for protecting peatland has potential to be ‘extremely detrimental’

Proposal for protecting peatland has potential to be ‘extremely detrimental’

The Irish Natura And Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has expressed concerns over the potential “detrimental” effects of a European Council...

April 14, 2021

Boyle: Grass-based Irish system ‘gives positive environmental characteristics’

Boyle: Grass-based Irish system ‘gives positive environmental characteristics’

The grass-based nature of Irish livestock farming gives it “certain positive environmental characteristics” which contribute to the low carbon footprint...

April 14, 2021

51% emission 2030 target ‘would require substantial reduction’ in farming – Teagasc

51% emission 2030 target ‘would require substantial reduction’ in farming – Teagasc

Achieving ambitious emission reduction targets as set down under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill would “require a...

April 14, 2021