Environment

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer launches decarbonisation programme for agriculture in Europe

Bayer has announced the European launch of its global carbon initiative. The main goal is the decarbonisation of the food...

July 2, 2021

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

54% of septic tank systems failed inspection in 2020

More than half (54%) of septic tank systems failed inspection last year, according to a new environmental report released last...

June 30, 2021

Local communities in the west to benefit from SEAI energy grant

Local communities in the west to benefit from SEAI energy grant

A new partnership between the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Atlantic Seaboard North Climate Action Regional Office,...

June 28, 2021

Eco garden centre opens in midlands

Eco garden centre opens in midlands

Two midlands men who knew each other through farming connections have worked together to create a €2million, 5ac eco garden...

June 26, 2021

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

New agri-environment scheme will be ‘key to delivering our climate objectives’ – minister

With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating this week that Ireland will not meet 2013-2020 EU reduction targets for greenhouse...

June 23, 2021

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

Research: Commercial forestry could deliver 269% more climate mitigation

A new study involving researchers at University of Limerick (UL) has highlighted the role that the planting of new commercial...

June 22, 2021

Beef supply chain emissions can be reduced by 30% by 2030 – Rabobank

Beef supply chain emissions can be reduced by 30% by 2030 – Rabobank

Beef supply chain contributions to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions need to go down, and they can, according to a...

June 22, 2021

€2m towards delivering climate-neutral farms a ‘game changer’ – senator

€2m towards delivering climate-neutral farms a ‘game changer’ – senator

Funding of €2 million to help deliver 5,000 climate-neutral farms is a “game changer” in paving the way for the...

June 21, 2021

The business case for biodiversity on World Environment Day

The business case for biodiversity on World Environment Day

By Michael Herlihy, health and environmental manager, Danone Macroom Biodiversity refers to the variety of species of plants, animals, and...

June 5, 2021

Farmers underline work in ‘Sustaining Ireland’ through new campaign

Farmers underline work in ‘Sustaining Ireland’ through new campaign

A new campaign has been launched by farmers to raise awareness about the importance of Irish agriculture, the variety of...

June 4, 2021

Farm Environmental Study pilot announced by ministers

Farm Environmental Study pilot announced by ministers

The Farm Environmental Study, aimed at supporting biodiversity measurement at farm level, has been announced by the Department of Agriculture,...

May 21, 2021

Environmental considerations for silage storage

Environmental considerations for silage storage

As silage season approaches, now is the time to consider the environmental risk of silage effluent, to avoid a pollution...

May 17, 2021

New litter-picking initiative can foster good relations with landowners

New litter-picking initiative can foster good relations with landowners

A new litter-picking initiative launched by Mountaineering Ireland is calling on the public to pick up and take home just...

May 11, 2021

New land map can inform policy and benefit farmers

New land map can inform policy and benefit farmers

A new land map and classification system have been created for the Republic of Ireland, dividing the country into nine...

May 7, 2021

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

REAP – farmers urged to apply before May 10 deadline

Farmers are being urged to apply for a new pilot environment scheme, Results-Based Environment-Agri Pilot Project (REAP), before the May...

April 30, 2021

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Stormont’s Department for the Economy has begun the process of developing a new energy strategy, which will see the Northern...

April 1, 2021

Glanbia chairman: Farmers are the original environmentalists

Glanbia chairman: Farmers are the original environmentalists

Farmers are the “original environmentalists” – and want to grow in a sustainable manner, Glanbia Ireland chairman John Murphy has...

March 30, 2021

Farmers can’t be expected to solely ‘carry the can’ environmentally – ICMSA

Farmers can’t be expected to solely ‘carry the can’ environmentally – ICMSA

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that the broad outlines of the ‘Roadmap towards Climate Neutrality’ were...

December 10, 2020