Environment

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

Bord Bia campaign to showcase environmentally-friendly farmers

Bord Bia campaign to showcase environmentally-friendly farmers

Bord Bia is launching a new consumer campaign to showcase farmers and growers who are taking action to help the...

November 16, 2020

European Commission launches consultation on zero pollution plan

European Commission launches consultation on zero pollution plan

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation on an EU Action Plan ‘Towards a Zero Pollution Ambition for...

November 16, 2020

Report: Over one third of farmers concerned about extreme weather events

Report: Over one third of farmers concerned about extreme weather events

A new report from NUI Galway, which examines farmers’ attitudes and preferences for climate change adaptation, has found that one...

November 3, 2020

How does Irish tillage compare to other sectors on emissions?

How does Irish tillage compare to other sectors on emissions?

The recent Crops 2030 report released by Teagasc examined the tillage sector’s sustainability credentials, and under environmental sustainability it hit...

September 10, 2020

‘Logic suggests that we should be trying to increase our tillage area’

‘Logic suggests that we should be trying to increase our tillage area’

The chairperson of the Irish Grain Growers’ Group (IGGG) has called on the Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary and the...

August 16, 2020

Emissions target: ‘Ireland cannot wait until 2030 to act’

Emissions target: ‘Ireland cannot wait until 2030 to act’

”The target to reduce average annual greenhouse gas emissions by 7% between now and 2030 is very positive, but if...

June 16, 2020

Nitrates derogation: What are the new measures in place for 2020?

Nitrates derogation: What are the new measures in place for 2020?

Applications are now being accepted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for the 2020 nitrates derogation....

February 28, 2020

What can I do to protect the water quality in my area?

What can I do to protect the water quality in my area?

The most recent 2013 to 2018 report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) showed an overall decline in water quality...

February 8, 2020

How this farmer went from zero to 60% soils at optimum soil fertility in just 4 years

How this farmer went from zero to 60% soils at optimum soil fertility in just 4 years

Time and time again, the amount of our soils that are still not at optimum soil fertility is brought up...

February 8, 2020

New IFA environmental chair to speak at Tipperary meeting

New IFA environmental chair to speak at Tipperary meeting

The new Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Environmental Committee chairman Paul O’Brien will be guest speaker at a meeting in...

February 6, 2020

Export markets could be put at risk if farmers don’t ‘pull up their socks’

Export markets could be put at risk if farmers don’t ‘pull up their socks’

If farmers don’t make changes at farm level, to reduce their environmental impact, they could put themselves at risk of...

February 6, 2020

Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s comments are not ‘a silver bullet’ for agriculture

Dr. Frank Mitloehner’s comments are not ‘a silver bullet’ for agriculture

Recently, global air pollution expert, Dr. Frank Mitloehner – during a series of interviews with AgriLand – highlighted recent US Environmental...

February 5, 2020

‘Hedgerows sequester 50% more carbon than forestry’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

‘Hedgerows sequester 50% more carbon than forestry’ – Dr. Paddy Wall

The potential for Ireland’s hedgerows and grasslands to be acknowledged as carbon sinks on farms proved to be a major...

February 4, 2020

New IFA National Environment Committee chair announced

New IFA National Environment Committee chair announced

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Environment Committee has elected a new chairman following a meeting in Portlaoise, Co. Laois,...

January 7, 2020

Dairy throwback: ‘Eating the grass and producing the goods’ in Co. Monaghan

Dairy throwback: ‘Eating the grass and producing the goods’ in Co. Monaghan

For today’s dairy throwback, we will be going back in time to June of this year, when we visited last...

December 30, 2019