Greenways

Greenway code to include goodwill payment for farmers

Greenway code to include goodwill payment for farmers

A new code of practice is “an important safeguard” for farmers whose land is included in greenway projects, according to...

December 17, 2021

‘No farm or field should be divided to accommodate an amenity project’ – IFA

‘No farm or field should be divided to accommodate an amenity project’ – IFA

While the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) recognises that “greenways have an important role to play in promoting economic activity in...

August 26, 2020

Greenways development approach ‘needs review’ – IFA

Greenways development approach ‘needs review’ – IFA

The recent publication of research by Teagasc and NUI Galway has been said to highlight the need to review the...

April 9, 2019

Minister Cannon joins Cavan in ruling out greenway CPOs

Minister Cannon joins Cavan in ruling out greenway CPOs

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has recently said that he is ruling out Compulsory...

October 1, 2018

Cavan authorities rule out use of CPOs in greenway project

Cavan authorities rule out use of CPOs in greenway project

There are “no plans to use compulsory purchase orders” (CPOs) to develop greenways in Co. Cavan, according to a recent...

August 14, 2018

‘No amount of scone sales will mitigate severing a farm in 2’

‘No amount of scone sales will mitigate severing a farm in 2’

Consultation and respecting the wishes of landowners is key to any greenway strategy or proposals, according to the Irish Cattle...

July 23, 2018

Greenways: ‘Threatening compulsory land acquisitions’ will not work

Greenways: ‘Threatening compulsory land acquisitions’ will not work

Greenways will not work if threatening compulsory land acquisitions is the strategy used, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)...

July 20, 2018

Greenway agronomist gets ‘green light’

Greenway agronomist gets ‘green light’

It is understood that an agreement has been reached to appoint an agronomist to all future greenway projects. It is also...

June 28, 2018

Kerry farmers: ‘Yes to greenways; no to CPOs’

Kerry farmers: ‘Yes to greenways; no to CPOs’

A delegation from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will meet with Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross this...

June 27, 2018

Strategy for the development of greenways to be published by the end of Q2

Strategy for the development of greenways to be published by the end of Q2

The strategy for the development of greenways in Ireland is expected to be published by the end of the second...

April 25, 2018

Farmers affected by greenways ‘not treated properly’

Farmers affected by greenways ‘not treated properly’

Local councils are not treating farmers involved in greenways projects fairly, the Ulster Farmer’s Union (UFU) has warned. The 25-year...

March 12, 2018

CPO announcement on Greenways ‘has left many farmers angered’

CPO announcement on Greenways ‘has left many farmers angered’

The threat of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) must be removed as a means of acquiring land for non-essential infrastructure projects...

October 23, 2017

€10,000 in funding approved for controversial Dublin to Galway greenway

€10,000 in funding approved for controversial Dublin to Galway greenway

Some €11.4 million has been approved for the funding of 219 rural recreational developments around the country, the Department of...

July 31, 2017

Greenways: Compulsory purchase orders are ‘provocative threat to farmers’

Greenways: Compulsory purchase orders are ‘provocative threat to farmers’

The threat of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to reclaim farm land for tourism greenways has been described as “provocative” by...

July 18, 2017

‘Farmers’ concerns should be put at centre of Greenways development’

‘Farmers’ concerns should be put at centre of Greenways development’

Farmers’ concerns should be put at the centre of any future development along the Dublin to Galway Greenway, IFA Environment...

January 31, 2017

New Greenways Strategy in the pipeline from Department of Tourism

New Greenways Strategy in the pipeline from Department of Tourism

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is planning to develop a new strategy for the future development and funding of...

December 23, 2016