Farmers can be ‘heroes’- Ryan
Pat O'Toole
The Green Party leader believes that farmers can save the world one field at a time.
26 November 2022 Opinion
Fear and loathing in Athlone: scenes from the Green Party conference
Will this weekend be a key date in the evolution of Irish farming? It may just be. For the people will have spoken, through the Citizen’s Assembly on Biodiversity.
16 November 2022 News
Ireland jumps nine spots in global climate rankings
While Ireland is still ranked as low performing for climate change prevention measures, Minister Eamon Ryan says when it comes to agriculture, progress will come quickly.
Electric car target scrapped as Government prepares new climate plan
Minister Eamon Ryan said cuts in carbon emissions from the transport sector would be “probably the one that is the most difficult” to achieve.
16 November 2022 News
Solar PV and farmers are a natural fit – Sinn Féin
Solar PV, both in terms of rooftop solar and solar farms, and farmers are a natural fit, according to Sinn Féin’s Darren O'Rourke.
13 October 2022 News
Farm leaders demand assurances as blackout threat looms
The admission by Eirgrid chief executive Mark Foley that power blackouts could not be ruled out this winter has sparked concern among farm leaders.
9 October 2022 News
Funding the Government’s €2bn biomethane ambition
The Government’s 2030 target of 150-200 operational anaerobic digestion plants by 2030 will require a lot more State investment than the €3m allocated in Budget 2023.
Letter highlighting hypocrisy
"Humanity has to face up to the truth and stop looking for scapegoats." - John Hourigan, Co Limerick.
5 October 2022 Letters
Energy security: findings from the CEPA report
The status of Ireland as a non-nuclear, anti-fracking, citadel of virtue is an affectation.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Farm measures in Climate Action Plan to be updated – Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan has said agriculture is on a “solid footing” when it comes to achieving climate goals but acknowledged the challenge of changing farm practices.
14 September 2022 Climate and environment
Colm McCarthy - Europe is not just short of gas, it's short of electricity
Opportunities to take action several years ago, which would have contained the risk of system shortfall this winter, were identified and were spurned.
31 August 2022 Viewpoints
Dairy farmers could be hit with energy tariff at peak milking time
The changes could affect dairy, pig and poultry farmers in particular if adopted.
31 August 2022 Diversification