Environment

Irish forestry – 12,000 employed

Irish forestry – 12,000 employed

Speaking at the Gala evening held last night in the Old Jameson Distillery, Smithfield, Dublin, as part of the AGM...

July 5, 2013

Bad weather hurting farmers

Bad weather hurting farmers

The bad weather until almost the middle of this year damaged agriculture throughout Europe, in some cases resulting in drastic...

July 3, 2013

Fodder alert from Teagasc

Fodder alert from Teagasc

All farmers are urged to do a fodder budget for next winter immediately, according to Teagasc this afternoon. Most first...

July 2, 2013

Battle of the bog

Battle of the bog

We have taken turf from a bog for generations. I am told we have turbary rights. What are turbary rights? ...

July 2, 2013

National fodder audit under way today

National fodder audit under way today

Every farmer should put a good fodder and financial plan in place now to get through next winter. This has...

July 1, 2013

Managing grass to produce fodder

Managing grass to produce fodder

A NORTHERN IRELAND VIEW ON GRASS So far the month of June has provided a welcome respite from the adverse...

June 27, 2013

Thatch cottages grant under fire

Thatch cottages grant under fire

Grants for the renovation of thatched cottages throughout Ireland are set to be significantly reduced. This is according to the...

June 26, 2013

82 ash dieback disease cases confirmed

82 ash dieback disease cases confirmed

More than 800 concerned people attended one of a nationwide series of information meetings to learn more about Chalara fraxinea,...

June 25, 2013

Ireland passes water quality report

Ireland passes water quality report

A Teagasc report into water quality and farming in six catchment areas has showed positive results. The report on phase...

June 19, 2013

Bord na Mona merger with Coillte on the cards

Bord na Mona merger with Coillte on the cards

The sale of harvesting rights in Coillte will not proceed as Bord na Mona and Coillte are set to merge. That...

June 19, 2013

Farmers most active Allsop buyers

Farmers most active Allsop buyers

Some 19 land holdings and development sites are being offered for sale in an Allsop auction next month, with the...

June 13, 2013

Seven heatwaves the past 30 years

Seven heatwaves the past 30 years

Ireland has experienced seven heatwaves in the past 30 years and latest research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says...

June 13, 2013

Claims costal erosion is putting Galway hotel at risk

Claims costal erosion is putting Galway hotel at risk

There are fears for 65 jobs in the renowned Renvyle House Hotel in Galway if costal erosion enables contamination of the...

June 11, 2013

Global greenhouse think-in comes to UCD

Global greenhouse think-in comes to UCD

An international greenhouse gas and animal agriculture conference is coming to Dublin next week and its main aim is to...

June 11, 2013

Weather warning from Met Eireann

Weather warning from Met Eireann

Road-users have been advised to exercise caution following a forecast by Met Eireann for rain, possibly heavy, throughout the country this...

June 11, 2013