Carol Nolan

NDP ‘makes a mockery’ of Just Transition – Nolan

NDP ‘makes a mockery’ of Just Transition – Nolan

The National Development Plan (NDP), which was announced yesterday (Monday, October 4) has come in for sharp criticism from an...

October 5, 2021

TD raises planning concerns for Mountmellick flood relief

TD raises planning concerns for Mountmellick flood relief

An independent TD is calling on the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) to...

August 30, 2021

Government called on to commit to no herd cuts

Government called on to commit to no herd cuts

The government is being called on to give a commitment that it will not impose any mandatory cuts to the...

August 20, 2021

‘Campaigners stunned’ by Offaly bog wind farm project – TD

‘Campaigners stunned’ by Offaly bog wind farm project – TD

Campaigners against the construction of a wind farm at Lemanaghan Bog in Co. Offaly have been “left stunned” by the...

August 17, 2021

Bord na Móna announcement: ‘Very few people have faith’

Bord na Móna announcement: ‘Very few people have faith’

The announcement last week from Bord na Móna that it would create 885 new jobs has been met with skepticism...

July 19, 2021

Minister called on to respond to Oireachtas Committee’s veterinary medicines report

Minister called on to respond to Oireachtas Committee’s veterinary medicines report

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine “must provide a timely response to the recommendations contained in the Joint...

July 8, 2021

Calls for brakes to be put on ‘hollowing out of horticulture’

Calls for brakes to be put on ‘hollowing out of horticulture’

A “lack of decisive action” by various government departments has “led to a crisis of systemic and overwhelming proportions for...

July 6, 2021

‘Substantial concerns’ voiced over Just Transition delivery

‘Substantial concerns’ voiced over Just Transition delivery

“Substantial concerns” have emerged around the funding and delivery of projects associated with the Just Transition process, according to independent...

July 1, 2021

New rural planning guidelines: Clarification sought on timescale

New rural planning guidelines: Clarification sought on timescale

“Immediate clarification” has been sought from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien as to when exactly the...

June 16, 2021

Traditional peat harvesting ‘should be recognised as cultural practice’

Traditional peat harvesting ‘should be recognised as cultural practice’

A call has been made by one TD for traditional peat harvesting to be “recognised as a cultural practice protected...

May 26, 2021

Beef regulator to be tabled in Dáil private members motion

Beef regulator to be tabled in Dáil private members motion

A private members motion will be tabled in the Dáil next week on establishing an independent regulator for the beef...

May 21, 2021

€330k paid in fees and expenses to climate advisory council – Nolan

€330k paid in fees and expenses to climate advisory council – Nolan

Over €330,000 has been paid in fees and expenses to members of the Climate Action Advisory Council (CCAC) over the...

May 14, 2021

Taoiseach’s reply to licenced merchants dilemma ‘rings hollow’

Taoiseach’s reply to licenced merchants dilemma ‘rings hollow’

Licenced merchants, as well as farmers and pharmacists, “will have been left deeply disappointed” by the Taoiseach’s reply to concerns...

May 12, 2021

Concerns as Mulvey appointed to new expert group

Concerns as Mulvey appointed to new expert group

A TD has raised concerns over the appointment of the ‘Just Transition’ commissioner Kieran Mulvey to a new expert group,...

May 11, 2021

Climate Action Bill ‘critically undermines agriculture’ – Nolan

Climate Action Bill ‘critically undermines agriculture’ – Nolan

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill has been up for debate in the Dáil in recent days....

May 6, 2021

‘Job losses loom’ in forestry sector – Nolan

‘Job losses loom’ in forestry sector – Nolan

The current rate of forestry licences being processed and approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will...

April 30, 2021

Turf cutting ‘must be considered a protected cultural practice’

Turf cutting ‘must be considered a protected cultural practice’

The government is being urged to provide protection for turf cutting as a ‘cultural practice’ under EU or international regulation....

April 12, 2021

‘A measure of legal certainty’ to Fair Deal reform welcomed

‘A measure of legal certainty’ to Fair Deal reform welcomed

The Attorney General providing “a measure of legal certainty” to the Fair Deal reforms “that are so badly needed and...

April 7, 2021