Horticulture

Delay in publishing horticultural peat report ‘totally unacceptable’

Delay in publishing horticultural peat report ‘totally unacceptable’

It is “totally unacceptable” by Minister Malcolm Noonan “to withhold the publication” of the final report of the working group...

November 24, 2021

Peat bill: Government ‘must work together’ to put an end to  importation ‘travesty’

Peat bill: Government ‘must work together’ to put an end to importation ‘travesty’

President of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Tim Cullinan has welcomed the bill to recommence the harvesting of horticultural peat,...

November 23, 2021

Peat extraction: All parties called on to support Seanad bill

Peat extraction: All parties called on to support Seanad bill

All political parties are being called on to support a bill introduced in the Seanad today that, if passed, will...

November 23, 2021

Peat: Bill to be introduced to allow harvesting for horticulture

Peat: Bill to be introduced to allow harvesting for horticulture

A new bill is set to be introduced that will allow temporary peat extraction for horticultural purposes. The Horticultural Peat...

November 23, 2021

Peat: ‘Two shiploads needed every month’ if harvesting not resumed

Peat: ‘Two shiploads needed every month’ if harvesting not resumed

A report has called for peat harvesting for the horticulture sector to resume in the short term, stating that two...

November 18, 2021

Government ‘must publish and act on’ horticultural peat report ‘immediately’

Government ‘must publish and act on’ horticultural peat report ‘immediately’

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has called on the government to “publish and act on” a report on...

November 16, 2021

IFA welcomes Varadkar’s comments on peat for horticulture

IFA welcomes Varadkar’s comments on peat for horticulture

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has welcomed comments made by An Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar today (Friday, November 5) on the...

November 5, 2021

Replacing imported horticultural produce with domestic a ‘necessity’

Replacing imported horticultural produce with domestic a ‘necessity’

Replacing imported horticultural produce with Irish produce is a “necessity”, according to independent TD Michael McNamara. However, it will be...

October 31, 2021

Senator: ‘Horticultural industry is running out of time’

Senator: ‘Horticultural industry is running out of time’

Fine Gael senator, Regina Doherty, has called on the Minister of State for Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, to publish the report...

October 29, 2021

Hackett announces €9 million investment in horticulture sector

Hackett announces €9 million investment in horticulture sector

Minister of State for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett has announced a €9 million investment in the horticulture sector....

October 22, 2021

Peat harvesting: GMI calls for ‘fair and workable licensing system’ to be introduced ‘immediately’

Peat harvesting: GMI calls for ‘fair and workable licensing system’ to be introduced ‘immediately’

Growing Media Ireland (GMI), the representative group for horticultural peat and growing media producers in Ireland, has welcomed Minister Peter...

October 14, 2021

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

As a result of the restrictions on peat harvesting, “we are seeing what can be only described as ‘an Irish...

October 14, 2021

Report on Irish horticulture industry to be complete by April 2022

Report on Irish horticulture industry to be complete by April 2022

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett today (Thursday, October 7) met...

October 7, 2021

200 truckloads of peat imported from Latvia ‘a travesty’

200 truckloads of peat imported from Latvia ‘a travesty’

The ongoing situation regarding peat usage – which saw a significant amount of peat imported into the country from Latvia...

September 22, 2021

‘Huge shipment’ of horticultural peat arrived in Ireland in recent days – GMI

‘Huge shipment’ of horticultural peat arrived in Ireland in recent days – GMI

According to Growing Media Ireland (GMI), for the first time, Ireland has imported a “huge shipment” of horticultural peat totaling...

September 21, 2021

Peat shortage: Noonan to appear at agri committee tomorrow

Peat shortage: Noonan to appear at agri committee tomorrow

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan will appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and...

September 20, 2021

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Work is underway in the UK to develop a robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages to help secure the harvest...

July 22, 2021

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

The chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Jackie Cahill, says he has written to...

July 21, 2021