Climate and environment
Time running out for farmer engagement on EU Biodiversity Strategy - INHFA
Barry Murphy
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association says immediate engagement is needed on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to avoid a “detrimental impact on thousands of farmers”.
7 September 2022 News
State paying up €3,700/ac for raised bog
In excess of 59ac of raised bog have been purchased since 2020 by the State under the Voluntary Bog Purchase Scheme.
Water abstraction rules tightening for some farmers
Those drawing more than 2m litres a day from watercourses will need a licence to do so after new rules governing water management are passed.
Public urged to be conscious of dangers posed by fire amid warning
The NPWS will monitor parks by helicopter in a bid to reduce the incidence of wildfires over the coming days.
11 August 2022 News
Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
11 August 2022 News
Taoiseach releases white-tailed eagle chicks in Kerry
The latest effort to re-establish the native white-tailed eagle in Ireland will see 16 chicks released across Munster over the coming weeks.
5 August 2022 News
Kilkenny man convicted and fined €2,000 for hedgerow destruction
The judge in the case said the farmer showed blatant disregard for Wildlife Acts and that it was important such legislation wasn’t ignored when it suited.
27 July 2022 News
Landowner fined €16,500 for damaging freshwater pearl mussel habitat
The landowner was found to have cleared vegetation, disturbed the bank of the River Eske in Milltown, Donegal and dug a number of drains to the river, resulting in significant sedimentation.
15 July 2022 News
Farmer who poisoned buzzards must pay €2,000
A fine and €1,500 in damages were to be paid by the farmer within four months of the court’s decision.
Watch: sheep shooting tourism continues
The Irish Farmers Journal has uncovered further video evidence of guided sheep shooting activity, first reported in November 2021.
22 June 2022 News
Galway farmer issued €750 fine and driving ban for burning scrub
A fire created by a Galway farmer to burn scrub came within a few metres of a dwelling and took three fire brigades to control.
Government acting on commitments for biodiversity protection policies - Noonan
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Malcolm Noonan gave an overview of the Government’s progress on biodiversity action.
10 June 2022 News