Cut in national herd may have to be Government policy - climate council chair
Barry Murphy
The first step for Irish agriculture is stopping further increases in bovine methane production, according to the Climate Change Advisory Council.
1 December 2021 News
COP26 a ‘lost opportunity’ for local food
UFU president Victor Chestnutt has criticised the UK government for the lack of importance given to agriculture at COP26.
1 December 2021 Opinion
Carbon calculators need quality assured
Letter to the editor from Nigel Miller, chair of UK Ruminant Health and Welfare
Livestock got ‘fair treatment’ at COP26
A United Nations report did not recommend changing diets away from animal-based foods, even though some campaigners at COP26 were pressing for it.
1 December 2021 News
Will EU forest ambition pass the WTO?
It is a welcome first step by the EU to exclude imports from deforested land but will it withstand a WTO test?
24 November 2021 News
Dempsey at Large: the reality behind agriculture and the environment
The use to which much of our land, especially in the disadvantaged areas, should be put has also to come into the reckoning.
24 November 2021 Opinion
Farmer Writes: agriculture facing enormous rise in input costs
It’s no longer lock up your daughters, it’s lock up your fertiliser store, writes Joe Collingborn.
24 November 2021 Farmer Writes
Editorial: without clear policy, emissions from agriculture will increase
Government strategy appears to be one of creative ambiguity where the intention is to deliberately create confusion while claiming to bring clarity.
17 November 2021 Editorial
COP26: there is much to agree with in Greta’s views
Former Teagasc director Gerry Boyle gathers his thoughts after a busy two weeks at COP26 in Scotland.
17 November 2021 News
Learnings from COP26
There has been plenty of happy talk in this country about ‘green jobs’ and the unsuspected economic opportunities about to announce themselves.
17 November 2021 Opinion
COP26 outcome compounds sense of unfairness felt by Irish farmers – IFA
The IFA’s Paul O’Brien was reacting to the outcome of COP26 and said that farmers in Ireland are very conscious of the climate challenge and the need for farmers to play their part.
14 November 2021 News
COP26: deal agreed after lengthy negotiations
The deal is widely described as a compromise, after over two weeks of talks.
13 November 2021 News