Environment

Council appeals to farmers not to spread slurry following flash floods

Council appeals to farmers not to spread slurry following flash floods

Wexford County Council officials convened today (Sunday, December 26) to review the impact of flash floods across the county on...

December 26, 2021

Kerry farmers to feature in creative climate action project in 2022

Kerry farmers to feature in creative climate action project in 2022

The Corca Dhuibhne Creativity and Innovation Hub has appointed an embedded artist for a special climate action project that is...

December 26, 2021

High Court grants judicial review of Lough Funshinagh flood works

High Court grants judicial review of Lough Funshinagh flood works

An environmental group has been granted permission to bring a judicial review of flood relief works in Lough Funshinagh, Co....

December 24, 2021

Multi-species grass research claims international award

Multi-species grass research claims international award

A researcher with Teagasc has claimed an international award for her work on multi-species grass swards. Dr. Saoirse Cummins has...

December 23, 2021

Public consultation on carbon budgets is launched

Public consultation on carbon budgets is launched

The Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has today (December 22) opened a public consultation on the...

December 22, 2021

MREF claims new microgeneration scheme has ‘major shortcomings’

MREF claims new microgeneration scheme has ‘major shortcomings’

The Micro Renewable Energy Federation (MREF) have given a cautious welcome to environment minister, Eamon Ryan’s, announcement of a new...

December 22, 2021

Carbery Group launches next phase of tree-planting programme

Carbery Group launches next phase of tree-planting programme

Carbery Group, the west Cork-based international ingredients, flavours and cheese producer this week (Tuesday, December 21) launched the latest phase...

December 22, 2021

ISEA urges ESB Networks to speed up connection of solar projects

ISEA urges ESB Networks to speed up connection of solar projects

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has welcomed environment minister, Eamon Ryan’s announcement today (Tuesday, December 21) that a new...

December 21, 2021

‘Farms to benefit’ as Ryan launches micro-generation scheme

‘Farms to benefit’ as Ryan launches micro-generation scheme

Farms are set to be among those who will benefit from a new Micro-generation Support Scheme (MSS) that has been...

December 21, 2021

Fertiliser stocks are lower but so will ‘overall usage and demand’ – minister

Fertiliser stocks are lower but so will ‘overall usage and demand’ – minister

“While stocks of fertiliser are lower, it is expected that overall usage and demand will also be lower,” said Minister...

December 21, 2021

Changes to slurry spreading periods described as ‘adding extra cost’

Changes to slurry spreading periods described as ‘adding extra cost’

According to the Beef Plan Movement (BPM), the further tightening of the window for slurry spreading is unnecessary. BPM’s, Eamon...

December 20, 2021

Fog warning in place to kick off an unsettled week

Fog warning in place to kick off an unsettled week

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for fog today, with the run up to Christmas looking set to...

December 20, 2021

Laois buildings rescued from dereliction

Laois buildings rescued from dereliction

Farm buildings, located at Srahan, Camross, Co. Laois, that had been slowly to rapidly deteriorating over the last 30 years, have...

December 18, 2021

NI initiative to tackle dairy sector carbon emissions

NI initiative to tackle dairy sector carbon emissions

A new initiative to help tackle carbon emissions within the dairy sector in Northern Ireland (NI) has been launched by...

December 17, 2021

Nitrates proposals ‘excessive’ – ICMSA

Nitrates proposals ‘excessive’ – ICMSA

Proposals included in the draft Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) published this week have been described as “excessive” by the Irish...

December 16, 2021

Netherlands looks set to pursue reduction in livestock numbers

Netherlands looks set to pursue reduction in livestock numbers

The recently formed coalition government in the Netherlands has earmarked €25 billion, to be made available until 2035, to aid...

December 16, 2021

EU drafts criminal law measures for environmental offences

EU drafts criminal law measures for environmental offences

The European Commission has adopted a draft of a new EU directive to enhance environmental protection through the use of...

December 16, 2021

EU on track to financially acknowledge the role of ‘carbon’ farmers

EU on track to financially acknowledge the role of ‘carbon’ farmers

An EU plan that would see farmers, landowners and forest owners paid for playing their part in decarbonising the atmosphere...

December 15, 2021