Environment

Calls for cross-border approach for oyster farmers

Calls for cross-border approach for oyster farmers

Calls have been made for a cross-border approach to assist in the oyster disaster in the Carlingford Lough region. South Down...

August 6, 2013

Grass reseeding advice

Grass reseeding advice

The View from Northern Ireland: Management notes from the staff from the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) were...

August 4, 2013

Crop-based biofuel could be negative for food production

Crop-based biofuel could be negative for food production

Concerns were raised in the Oireachtas recently that crop-based biofuel production, unless properly regulated, could have a negative impact on...

August 2, 2013

New wind farm guidelines expected this year

New wind farm guidelines expected this year

New guidelines for the construction of wind farm are expected to be published by the end of 2013. Minister Pat...

July 29, 2013

Flooding preparation amid weather warnings

Flooding preparation amid weather warnings

Over the past few days parts of the province have experienced very heavy rainfall, resulting in isolated instances of flooding....

July 27, 2013

Decimation of oyster farming in Carlingford

Decimation of oyster farming in Carlingford

UPDATE: The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has confirmed an outbreak of Ostreid Herpes Virus, OsHV1-µvar, on one...

July 25, 2013

Goodbye heatwave, hello rain

Goodbye heatwave, hello rain

The heatwave is over for most of the country today, much to the relief of farmers across Ireland. Temperatures will...

July 22, 2013

Ireland is in a state of drought

Ireland is in a state of drought

Ireland is in a state of drought this morning, Met Éireann has confirmed. If the dry spell continue water restrictions are expected...

July 19, 2013

Sweet Mary Robinson

Sweet Mary Robinson

“Ireland has huge potential for wave energy and it should set its sights on what Scotland does to develop this...

July 16, 2013

Trade sanctions on Iceland and Faroes mackerel fishing

Trade sanctions on Iceland and Faroes mackerel fishing

Minister Simon Coveney TD, supported by the UK, France and Spain at the Council of Ministers yesterday pushed strongly to...

July 16, 2013

EU Climate Targets “Excessive” says IFA

EU Climate Targets “Excessive” says IFA

Jer Bergin, IFA Regional Vice-President and Climate Change Chairman, has condemned the EU climate targets as “excessive”. In a statement...

July 8, 2013

National Forestry Event

National Forestry Event

Teagasc and the Forest Service has organised a National Forestry Event focusing on the Management and Thinning of Oak and...

July 8, 2013

Met Eireann – sun shines

Met Eireann – sun shines

After cool wet weather over the past week in most places, Met Eireann is reporting that temperatures could reach up to...

July 5, 2013

Explore the benefits of renewable energy

Explore the benefits of renewable energy

The annual ‘Practical On-farm Renewable Energy’ event has now become a fixture in many people’s calendars following its success in...

July 5, 2013

More septic tank inspections starting this week

More septic tank inspections starting this week

More than 1,000 septic tank inspections are set to take place within this week. Environment Minister Phil Hogan outlined a...

July 4, 2013

Bad weather hurting farmers

Bad weather hurting farmers

The bad weather until almost the middle of this year damaged agriculture throughout Europe, in some cases resulting in drastic...

July 3, 2013

Battle of the bog

Battle of the bog

We have taken turf from a bog for generations. I am told we have turbary rights. What are turbary rights? ...

July 2, 2013

Managing grass to produce fodder

Managing grass to produce fodder

A NORTHERN IRELAND VIEW ON GRASS So far the month of June has provided a welcome respite from the adverse...

June 27, 2013