Environment

Danone business secures certification for high social and environmental standards

Danone business secures certification for high social and environmental standards

Danone Ireland’s ‘Specialised Nutrition’ business, whose brands include Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate, has announced its certification as a...

January 22, 2022

DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

DSM and Thai company to measure sustainability of animal farming

Global science-based company, Royal DSM and CPF (Thailand) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with an aim to measure...

January 20, 2022

GMI ‘outraged’ over government response to horticultural sector ‘crisis’

GMI ‘outraged’ over government response to horticultural sector ‘crisis’

Growing Media Ireland (GMI) has said actions proposed by the government to support horticultural growers “will cause environmental catastrophe and...

January 18, 2022

Reminder: Slurry spreading season opens next week

Reminder: Slurry spreading season opens next week

The prohibited application period for the spreading of slurry and other fertilisers is set to come to an end next...

January 6, 2022

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

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

Climate Action Plan: Timelines for measures announced

Climate Action Plan: Timelines for measures announced

The government has published an extensive list of deadlines for the farming sector, which aim to ensure the delivery of...

December 15, 2021

Draft Nitrates Action Programme includes new slurry management period

Draft Nitrates Action Programme includes new slurry management period

The Draft Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) which has been published by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM),...

December 14, 2021

Funding for climate research sends ‘strong signal of intent’ – Heydon

Funding for climate research sends ‘strong signal of intent’ – Heydon

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for research and development, Martin...

December 13, 2021

EPA survey: Almost two thirds of people want reduction in national herd

EPA survey: Almost two thirds of people want reduction in national herd

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today (Friday, December 10) published the first report from its ‘Climate Change in the...

December 10, 2021

Who is eligible to sell surplus electricity back to the grid?

Who is eligible to sell surplus electricity back to the grid?

A framework has been published to allow farmers to sell excess electricity generated on their lands back to the national...

December 9, 2021

Agricultural soil contaminated by plastic pollution – FAO

Agricultural soil contaminated by plastic pollution – FAO

A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) suggests that agricultural soil is contaminated with...

December 9, 2021

€1.7m to be spent on researching peat alternatives

€1.7m to be spent on researching peat alternatives

Almost €1.7 million is to be spent by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) on a project researching...

December 8, 2021

Lack of emissions disclosures among animal protein producers – FAIRR

Lack of emissions disclosures among animal protein producers – FAIRR

New data from global investor coalition FAIRR’s Protein Producer Index has shown that only 18% of global meat and dairy...

December 8, 2021

Climate research and rewetting included in €20m project funding

Climate research and rewetting included in €20m project funding

Climate and environmental projects are among research studies selected to share in €20 million in grant funding, the Department of...

December 7, 2021

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

€2.1m increase in funds to tackle biodiversity loss

Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, has announced that the Local Biodiversity...

December 7, 2021

Agri-industry is ‘strong platform for indigenous biomethane production’

Agri-industry is ‘strong platform for indigenous biomethane production’

Indigenous biomethane is an “untapped resource that can reduce emissions in transport by one million tonnes, while advancing emissions reduction...

December 4, 2021