Rural Ireland

Residential farm in Wicklow sold for €830,000

Residential farm in Wicklow sold for €830,000

A residential farm comprising 55.23ac in Co. Wicklow has been sold for €830,000 following a recently held auction (Thursday, May...

May 20, 2022

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

FFN farmer with 160 ewes on peatlands to host farm walk this weekend

Two Farming for Nature (FFN) farm walks in Co. Clare and Galway are set to take place this weekend showcasing...

May 20, 2022

Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity can’t be a ‘stitch-up’ of rural Ireland – TD

Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity can’t be a ‘stitch-up’ of rural Ireland – TD

Ireland’s Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity Loss cannot be turned into another “stitch-up of rural Ireland”, independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Deputy...

May 17, 2022

Decommissioning of Derrybrien wind farm ‘must not go ahead’- councillor

Decommissioning of Derrybrien wind farm ‘must not go ahead’- councillor

The decommissioning of Derrybrien wind farm “must not be allowed to go ahead”, independent member of Galway County Council, councillor...

May 16, 2022

Group accuses government of using ‘health issue to ban turf cutting’

Group accuses government of using ‘health issue to ban turf cutting’

The Rural Ireland Organisation (RIO) has accused the government of using a health issue to justify the end of turf...

May 11, 2022

Survey on public access to land a ‘real cause of concern’

Survey on public access to land a ‘real cause of concern’

Preliminary results from a survey of farmers on the issue of public access to land “is a cause of real...

May 11, 2022

Six of Ireland’s river catchments protected under €20m project

Six of Ireland’s river catchments protected under €20m project

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan has recently launched the €20 million Waters of LIFE strategic...

May 2, 2022

TDs vote down motion to scrap the carbon tax

TDs vote down motion to scrap the carbon tax

A Dáil motion to “axe the carbon tax” put forward by independent TD for Cork south-west, Deputy Michael Collins and his...

April 28, 2022

€50m announced to improve waste water in rural villages

€50m announced to improve waste water in rural villages

A new funding scheme targeting the waste-water collection and treatment needs of rural villages without access to public waste-water services...

April 28, 2022

Dáil to vote on turf-sale ban amendment today

Dáil to vote on turf-sale ban amendment today

A vote on the government amendment of a motion presented by Sinn Féin to stop the proposed ban on the...

April 27, 2022

Over €35k raised for cancer research at charity livestock sale

Over €35k raised for cancer research at charity livestock sale

A sum of over €35,000 has been raised at a recent charity livestock sale at Bandon Mart in Co. Cork,...

April 26, 2022

Dursey Island ferry operator due to begin service shortly

Dursey Island ferry operator due to begin service shortly

A preferred tenderer to provide the temporary ferry service to Dursey Island has been selected, according to Cork County Council....

April 22, 2022

Turf sale ‘fiasco’ has now become a ‘farce’ – TD

Turf sale ‘fiasco’ has now become a ‘farce’ – TD

Independent TD for Laois Offaly, Carol Nolan has said there needs to be absolute clarity on the status of the...

April 14, 2022

Postmasters must be given a viable option apart from ‘strike action’ – TD

Postmasters must be given a viable option apart from ‘strike action’ – TD

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Deputy Carol Nolan has called on Taoiseach Micheál Martin to support postmasters and provide clarity regarding...

April 7, 2022

Rural roads: €11 million granted for upgrade works

Rural roads: €11 million granted for upgrade works

€11 million has been announced to carry out upgrade works and repairs to rural roads and laneways through the Department...

April 5, 2022

Farms are ‘losing out’ as micro-generation scheme still not operational – TD

Farms are ‘losing out’ as micro-generation scheme still not operational – TD

Farms and families are “losing out” as the micro-generation support scheme is still not operational, according to independent TD for...

April 4, 2022

Ferry operator for Dursey Island expected to be identified next week

Ferry operator for Dursey Island expected to be identified next week

A tender process for the appointment of an interim ferry service to Dursey Island has been initiated and a preferred...

April 4, 2022

Call for compensation certainty for farmers affected by Cork-Limerick route

Call for compensation certainty for farmers affected by Cork-Limerick route

Farmers along the proposed Cork-Limerick route face significant upheaval and need certainty regarding compensation and the project timeframe, the Irish...

April 3, 2022