Environment

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

Organic farming should be recognised as ‘carbon farming’ – IFOAM

IFOAM Organics Europe has urged the need for a holistic and multi-dimensional approach to carbon farming, focusing not only on...

April 27, 2022

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

Fine Gael whips tell Minister Ryan not to proceed with turf sale ban

The Fine Gael deputy government chief whip, Brendan Griffin and Seanad whip, senator Seán Kyne, have told Minister for the...

April 26, 2022

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Ammonia emissions non-compliant with reduction commitments – EPA

Widespread implementation of ammonia reduction technologies in agriculture is needed for Ireland’s compliance with EU air pollutant reduction targets, according...

April 22, 2022

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace Ireland joins NI Environment Link

Leave No Trace (LNT) Ireland has become a member of the Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) and will now work...

April 21, 2022

Call on government to reverse plan to ban sale of turf

Call on government to reverse plan to ban sale of turf

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture, deputy Matt Carthy, has said that the government must reverse its proposed ban on the...

April 20, 2022

RWE to invest €1.5bn in Irish renewable energy

RWE to invest €1.5bn in Irish renewable energy

German energy company RWE has announced that it will invest €1.5 billion in Irish renewable energy over the next eight...

April 18, 2022

Almost €12m available for climate or environmental projects

Almost €12m available for climate or environmental projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making €11.7 million available for environmental projects from the research community to help address...

April 17, 2022

Jim Power: Public transport is essential to meet climate goals

Jim Power: Public transport is essential to meet climate goals

Ireland’s ‘car dependency culture’ will only increase if we do not invest in public transport now, according to economist Jim...

April 15, 2022

Green Party confirms that turf sale ban will proceed

Green Party confirms that turf sale ban will proceed

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, has confirmed that a ban on the sale of turf will...

April 15, 2022

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the “climate imperative is that we act now and change how we produce food”....

April 14, 2022

Dairy retirement scheme uptake will be low – McCormack

Dairy retirement scheme uptake will be low – McCormack

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president, Pat McCormack believes that the uptake for the proposed Food Dairy Vision Group...

April 12, 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions do not recognise international borders

Greenhouse gas emissions do not recognise international borders

Jack Bobo, director of global food and water policy with The Nature Conservancy and CEO of the of food foresight...

April 12, 2022

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Boyle: Nitrogen fertiliser proposal would take effect from 2025

Food Dairy Vision Group (FDVG) chairman, Prof. Gerry Boyle believes that a proposal to reduce fertiliser nitrogen (N) levels by...

April 12, 2022

Approval for controversial solar farm on farm land in Co. Meath

Approval for controversial solar farm on farm land in Co. Meath

By Gordon Deegan An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to controversial plans for a solar farm across a 300ac...

April 8, 2022

Alter TAMS to allow farmers feed solar energy back to grid – TD

Alter TAMS to allow farmers feed solar energy back to grid – TD

Farmers should be paid to provide renewable energy such as solar power to the national grid, a Fine Gael TD...

April 4, 2022

Irish Water announces €20m for rural wastewater plant upgrades

Irish Water announces €20m for rural wastewater plant upgrades

Irish Water has announced a €20 million investment plan to upgrade capacity at 12 wastewater treatment plants throughout the country...

April 1, 2022

EU needs to move ‘even faster’ to reduce dependency on Russian energy

EU needs to move ‘even faster’ to reduce dependency on Russian energy

The EU needs to move “even faster to reshape” its energy system and end its dependency on Russian energy as...

March 25, 2022

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo launches carbon-reducing initiative for farmer members

Aurivo is calling on its farmer members to apply to participate in a sustainable farming initiative, which aims to assist...

March 25, 2022