Climate and environment
Hedge planting and ACRES: all you need to know
Ellen Durkin
Mature hedgerows provide an important wildlife habitat and have greater benefits when they link existing hedgerows or woodland habitats.
30 November 2022 Letters
Letter regarding the destruction of hedgerows
"The twice-yearly destruction of hedgerows continues unabated, as the most casual observation throughout the countryside will attest." - Peter Declan O'Halloran, Bluebell Farm, Belturbet, Co Cavan.
23 November 2022 News
Land use review is 12- 18 months away
Ireland’s emissions reduction targets to create carbon sinks through land use and forestry will be “challenging”, says Minister of State Pippa Hackett.
Department’s hedgerow estimates ‘disappointing’
Hedgerow Ireland has called for further explanation and a re-think from the Department of Agriculture when it comes to the approach for estimating hedgerow width.
23 November 2022 Climate and environment
Results of study on green waste due by end of November
Farmers will no longer be allowed to burn bushes on their land from 1 January 2023 onwards. A derogation previously granted has not been renewed.
18 November 2022 News
Review nitrates derogation and end drainage of peatlands – report
The committee also agreed that “all farmers need to know what their greenhouse has emissions are and how these are affected when they change their farm output and farming practices”.
17 November 2022 Climate and environment
Ban on burning bushes in 2023
Farmers will not be able to burn green waste including bushes or tree trimmings from 1 January 2023.
16 November 2022 News
Farmer Writes: working out if ACRES is a runner
Trying to find ACRES measures that suit the farm is one of the more challenging issues on Tommy Moyles' farm at the moment.
16 November 2022 Farmer Writes
98-acre residential farm in Tipperary for sale
The land situated in the west of the Premier County has a residence and a significant block of land, writes Tommy Moyles.
10 November 2022 Property
Residential farm near Tipperary town for auction
The compact holding is close to Tipperary town and heads for public auction in the middle of November.
9 November 2022
Department credits farmers with additional hedgerows
Department of Agriculture mapping suggests that some 93% of farmers have a space for nature on their farms of over 10%.
9 November 2022 News
Farmers fined for removing landscape features
One of the biggest changes from next year in the next CAP, will centre around landscape features on farms.