RDS to host two-day festival on biodiversity and sustainability
Niamh Murphy
The RDS will host a festival on biodiversity and sustainability on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 May, as one of the RDS Foundation's social impact programmes.
15 April 2024 News
Over €7m in funding to protect archaeological monuments
Minister Noonan has announced €7.4m in funding for local monuments around the country.
1 April 2024 News
Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Nature project shortlisted for EU natura award
An initiative to improve ecosystem services in the northwest of the country, which led to the establishment of ACRES, has been shortlisted for an EU natura award.
Thatched cottages among historic buildings to receive €9m in funding
Minister Noonan has announced €9m in funding for 676 built heritage projects across the country.
14 March 2024 Letters
Carol Nolan hits out at lack of farming terms in new climate subject for schools
The draft specification for Leaving Certificate climate action and sustainable development has been criticised by the TD for not referencing ‘farm', 'farmer’ or ‘farming', writes Sarah McIntosh.
14 March 2024 News
Amount of turf cut now is 'minuscule' - Minister McConalogue
The European Commission announced on Tuesday its decision to refer Ireland to the European Court of Justice over failure to protect bogs.
14 March 2024 News
Opinion: the birds are singing a different tune to some politicians
While some would have hedge-cutting contractors believe there should be an extension for hedge trimming into March and August, the birds are whistling a different message for Pat O'Toole.
9 March 2024 Opinion
Essential that farmers are rewarded for nature services, says NPWS boss
The director general of the NPWS has insisted that the state body is not in the market for every parcel of ground and definitely not for pure farmland.
Ministers announce new €25m Breeding Waders EIP
The EIP will see farmers paid to take actions to conserve breeding waders, such as the curlew.
Farmer and tree surgeon dispute alleged breach of Wildlife Act
A farmer and tree surgeon have disputed NPWS claims that they cut trees unlawfully during the nesting season.
6 March 2024 News
Deer hunting seasons extended
The move represents the first recommendation of the Deer Management Strategy Group’s December report.
29 February 2024 News
Traditional farm building scheme reopens
The Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme 2024 allows for grants of between €4,000 and €30,000 for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures.
21 February 2024 Schemes