Criteria for priority areas in new agri-environment scheme revealed
Amy Forde
The scheme is expected to open for applications in October 2023 and further tranches will open at a later date.
30 December 2021 News
Caomhnú Aranna and Duncannan Blue Flag among EIP schemes extended
Four EIP schemes in total have been extended into 2022, it has been announced.
17 November 2021 News
Hen harrier 2021 breeding season ‘least productive’ on record
Of particular concern is the fact no young birds were fledged in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Farmers getting higher payments for better habitats in results-based schemes
The idea around results-based payments is simply that higher agricultural payments accrue to higher quality habitats on the ground.
10 October 2021 News
Farmers in Hen Harrier scheme to reap €500,000 bonus payment
Minister of State Pippa Hackett hailed the 1,000 farmers receiving the payment as "true farmers for nature."
29 April 2021 News
Calls for illegal upland fires to cease
Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett said the fires raging across upland areas were “appalling to see and devastating for wildlife”.
24 April 2021 News
Scheme payment update: positive roll-out of payments
The timing and level of payment is running ahead of performance achieved in recent years.
11 December 2020 Schemes
€86m cash boost for farmers
Farmers with outstanding queries from the Department are asked to respond as soon as possible in order to facilitate the issuing of payments.
9 December 2020 News
€6m EIP payments roll out to farmers
The European Innovative Partnership (EIP) initiative is a scheme under the Department’s 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme.
3 December 2020 News
Farmer-led safety scheme launched
The EIP-funded programme will see a number of initiatives developed by farmers themselves.
2 December 2020 Schemes
Department launches farming for conservation video series
The videos will be distributed to specific hen harrier programme farmers, timed to enable them to apply for various supports.
22 October 2020 News
Poisoning identified as main cause of casualty in birds of prey
The birds of prey recorded as most frequently impacted were common Buzzard, Red Kite, and Barn Owl.
21 October 2020 News