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Laois farmer fined €6,000 and convicted for wildlife crime
Barry Murphy
A National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) officer told the court that by removing the vegetation and mature trees, the farmer had increased the size of his areas farmed to claim additional subsidy
8 May 2022 News
No plans to extend national parks at present – minister
Ireland's national parks currently cover 65,000ha of land and the Department of Heritage also manages a further 22,000ha of natural heritage sites.
NPWS commits to collaborative approach with farmers
A new strategic action plan launched for the National Parks and Wildlife Service will see some €55m in additional investment in the service over the next three years.
€55m revamp for National Parks and Wildlife Service
A new strategic action plan launched for the National Parks and Wildlife Service will see some €55m in additional investment in the service over the next three years.
Minister Noonan calls for ‘thorough investigation’ into Galway bog fire
The fire occurred beside the N84 Headford Road on Wednesday and the area is an important conservation area for curlew.
29 April 2022 News
Land designations responsible for income loss - IFA
Some 35,000 farmers are affected by land designations in Ireland.
28 April 2022 News
Illegal burning a ‘scourge on society’ – Minister Noonan
Minister Noonan also said that he will soon progressing a review of the Wildlife Act.
31 March 2022 News
Farmers need ‘sufficient income’ from projects such as rewetting – Noonan
We have a big task ahead of us to restore nature, the heritage minister has said.
6 March 2022 News
New website for rare breeds and conservation grazing
There is a thirst for knowledge about rare breeds and conservation grazing among farmers and researchers, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
3 March 2022 News
High Court grants leave for judicial review of Food Vision 2030 strategy
Friends of the Irish Environment has said the strategy will negatively affect the State's ability to make good on environmental commitments.
1 March 2022 News
Consultation opens for annual wild bird shooting derogation
The current derogation allowing for the control of certain wild bird species is due to expire on 30 April 2022.
27 February 2022 News
‘Clear discrimination’ against farmers on designated land
The INHFA has requested a meeting with the NPWS to try and resolve the issue which centres around TAMS and sheep fencing.
16 February 2022 News