Hen Harrier

Hen Harrier Project: €4.3 million paid out for Year 4

Hen Harrier Project: €4.3 million paid out for Year 4

Year four of the Hen Harrier Project saw a total of €4.3 million in payments made to just under 1,600...

November 1, 2021

€500,000 in Hen Harrier Programme payments this week

€500,000 in Hen Harrier Programme payments this week

Almost €500,000 in payments under the Hen Harrier Programme will be made to qualifying farmers this week. Michael Creed, the...

May 19, 2020

Investigations underway following poisoning of hen harrier

Investigations underway following poisoning of hen harrier

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) are investigating the...

January 28, 2020

Government ‘finalising draft’ on Hen Harrier response plan

Government ‘finalising draft’ on Hen Harrier response plan

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is currently finalising the draft Threat Response Plan for public consultation on...

December 11, 2018

Hen Harrier Programme payments begin issuing to farmers

Hen Harrier Programme payments begin issuing to farmers

The commencement of some €500,000 in payments to farmers under the Hen Harrier Programme has been welcomed by Minister for...

November 26, 2018

Almost 700 farmers accepted into the Hen Harrier Programme

Almost 700 farmers accepted into the Hen Harrier Programme

Almost 700 farmers have been accepted into the Hen Harrier Programme, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed...

May 31, 2018

First 80 farmers selected for the Hen Harrier Programme

First 80 farmers selected for the Hen Harrier Programme

It has been confirmed that the first 80 farmers have been selected for the Hen Harrier Programme from expressions of interest...

January 30, 2018

Work on the roll-out of new Hen Harrier Scheme to ‘begin immediately’

Work on the roll-out of new Hen Harrier Scheme to ‘begin immediately’

Work on the roll-out of the new Hen Harrier Scheme will ‘begin immediately’, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,...

April 25, 2017

Department ‘failing miserably’ to compensate owners of designated land

Department ‘failing miserably’ to compensate owners of designated land

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is ‘failing miserably’ to properly compensate owners of designated land, the ICMSA’s...

March 31, 2017

‘Farmers on designated land are being led up the garden path’

‘Farmers on designated land are being led up the garden path’

Farmers have reacted angrily to the lack of action being taken by Minister Heather Humphreys in relation to compensation for...

March 30, 2017

Hen Harrier Scheme to provide ‘income’ for farmers

Hen Harrier Scheme to provide ‘income’ for farmers

The Hen Harrier Scheme will provide farmers with an additional income stream on top of GLAS and GLAS Plus, the...

February 28, 2017

35 birds of prey were poisoned or persecuted in 2015 – Report

35 birds of prey were poisoned or persecuted in 2015 – Report

In total last year, 35 poisoning or bird of prey persecution incidents were confirmed in Ireland, the fifth annual RAPTOR...

November 17, 2016

Room for up to 2,000 farmers to take part in Hen Harrier Scheme

Room for up to 2,000 farmers to take part in Hen Harrier Scheme

The Department of Agriculture is looking to recruit dedicated management teams to help design and deliver the Hen Harrier and...

November 16, 2016

European Innovation Partnerships launched at Natural Rural Network conference

European Innovation Partnerships launched at Natural Rural Network conference

The Minister for Agriculture launched a new funding initiative called European Innovation Partnerships’ at the recent inaugural Natural Rural Network...

October 14, 2016

Hen Harrier numbers drop over 25% in Special Protected Areas

Hen Harrier numbers drop over 25% in Special Protected Areas

Hen Harrier populations in several of the designated Special Protected Areas (SPAs) have declined 26.6% since 2005, the results of the the...

April 21, 2016

IFA tells Parks and Wildlife to keep off farmers’ land

IFA tells Parks and Wildlife to keep off farmers’ land

The IFA is telling the National Parks and Wildlife and Birdwatch Ireland to keep off farmers’ land. Launching a poster campaign,...

March 30, 2016

‘Hen harrier measure to be amended to RDP by early next year’

‘Hen harrier measure to be amended to RDP by early next year’

The process of formally introducing the Locally-Led Agri-Environment hen harrier measure by amendment to the RDP is expected to conclude early...

November 22, 2015

IFA meeting Minister to demand compensation for farmers with designated lands

IFA meeting Minister to demand compensation for farmers with designated lands

The Irish government must keep its word and provide adequate compensation to farmers with designated lands, according to IFA’s Tom Turley....

November 16, 2015