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€20m for project protecting water quality of pristine rivers
Noel Bardon
Six river catchments have been chosen to participate in the project, which will run until 2028.
6 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.
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.
New €7.4m scheme to protect machair land in the west
The Machair LIFE+ project is due to begin in February 2022 and will run until January 2028.
21 November 2021 News
COP26: paying farmers for carbon – part of the solution
Payment for the mitigation and carbon storage of carbon by farmers has to be part of the solution, writes Gerry Boyle.
10 November 2021 News
Proposed agri- environment scheme ‘wholly inadequate’ – IFA
The IFA has said the scheme, based on what has been proposed, will exclude thousands of farmers.
27 October 2021 News
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
SUAS project seeks applicants for 2021
The SUAS project is working with farmers to improve habitat management in a practical way. It encourages farmers to work together in their commonage groups.
9 June 2021 News
Farmers sought for results-based Wild Atlantic Nature bog scheme
Wild Atlantic Nature is a nine-year project aimed at improving the conservation status of blanket bog in the west of Ireland.
22 May 2021 News
One-size-fits-all schemes almost a ‘disincentive’ for farmers
On future scheme design, McLoughlin said that accounting for factors inside a farmer’s control is something that needs to be considered.
21 May 2021 News
McConalogue seeks REAP expansion
Almost 11,000 farmers applied for the agri-environmental pilot programme and many could be disappointed unless a bigger intake is allowed.
19 May 2021 News
New €10m agri-environmental scheme launched
The learnings from this pilot scheme will help inform a new flagship agri-environmental scheme that will succeed GLAS in 2023.
21 April 2021 Schemes