Government ‘dodged responsibility’ causing mushroom sector crisis – Sinn Féin
Rachel Donovan
The Government’s indifference on horticultural peat use has caused the horticulture and mushrooms sectors to plunge into real crises, says Matt Carthy.
9 December 2021 News
Funding of €1.69m for research on horticultural peat alternatives
Minister Pippa Hackett said that while peat has become an essential component in professional horticulture, there is a pressing need to evaluate and develop alternatives.
24 November 2021 News
New bill to put an end to imported peat
The new bill is a part of the just transition to reduce Irish horticultural growers’ reliance on expensive imported peat as a growing medium for their produce.
Importation of peat will disrupt business – IFA
IFA chair of the mushroom producers committee Gerard O’Reilly, who is a mushroom farmer in Athlone, said he fears the cost of importing peat could cut margins too low.
24 November 2021 News
Good year for Codd mushrooms
2020 was a better year for mushrooms than expected with the shut down of foodservice at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 November 2021 News
Moving from mushrooms to leafy greens with a vertical farm
As consumers become focused on local ingredients hydroponics could play an important role in reducing our dependency on imports.
Dublin brothers become Ireland’s first commercial vertical farmers
The brothers are supporting the future of sustainable horticulture and helping to reduce food miles under a new contract with Compass Group Ireland.
11 October 2021 News
Major study on horticulture announced
Minister Pippa Hackett has announced the Department’s commissioning of a major report on the Irish horticulture industry.
8 July 2021 News
Measures needed to prevent horticultural peat shortage, warns senator
Issues relating to the importing of horticultural grade peat for mushroom growing were raised in the Seanad.
29 June 2021 News
IFA calls for immediate resumption of horticultural peat harvesting
The IFA has urged Minister Hackett to allow for the resumption of horticultural grade peat harvesting.
8 June 2021 News
'Hypocritical' climate action committee stifling horticulture - IFA
Tim Cullinan said it was hypocritical of the Oireachtas climate action committee to recommend the expansion of the horticulture sector when native raw material is being reduced.
27 May 2021 News
Monaghan Mushrooms’ vegan burger enters production
The burger uses mushrooms produced on the company’s farm and is due to become available on the retail market shortly.
17 March 2021 News