€34,000 loss after 34 years growing ash
Declan O’Brien
John Reardon's 8ha ash plantation is now covered with a 2m high blanket of briars.
14 June 2024 News
Government commitment to private forestry owners questioned
'Definite bias towards international funds to drive afforestation', joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food told.
19 May 2024 News
Farmers free to trade carbon credits, says Gleeson
However, the Department of Agriculture secretary general said the State has to account for any reductions in emissions under international climate change agreements.
Lack of cash hits on-farm construction
A combination of atrocious weather, reduced cashflow and uncertainty around the nitrates derogation has stalled a major share of farm construction work.
15 May 2024 News
Revenue visits Rushe’s farm to view disputed VAT rebate items
IFA farm business chair Bill O’Keeffe said Revenue were shown items such as meal bins, calf feeders, water troughs, cubicle mats, slat mats and bulk tanks.
14 May 2024 News
Revenue and Oireachtas ag committee at loggerheads on VAT reclaim
Revenue provided some clarification on items that are eligible and ineligible for VAT reclaim by non-VAT registered farmers at the committee.
8 May 2024 News
Revamp of EU animal transport rules of ‘critical importance’ to Ireland
Although the proposals have not been a focus at EU level since they were put forward, ensuring Irish livestock's access to the common market is the main priority, TDs have heard.
29 April 2024 News
Coillte to buy new lands in a ‘responsible way’
Coillte is planning on growing its base by 100,000ha of new forestry over the coming decades.
22 April 2024 Forestry
No plan to extend QA certification in light of weather
Bord Bia chair Larry Murrin said farmers can postpone an audit if circumstances permit, but declined to say there would be a blanket certification extension.
17 April 2024 News
Oireachtas committee looks to strengthen farmers' standing in scheme appeals
TDs and senators have proposed a number of amendments to the agricultural appeals bill, which they say will leave farmers in a better position to re-appeal Department scheme decisions.
8 April 2024 News
Raw sewage discharges to end ‘by 2026’
The Department of Housing expects an end to raw sewage being pumped into waterways within three years.
27 March 2024 News
30% of farms inspected in 2023 breached nitrates rules
The figure comes as local authorities are ramping up the number of farms they inspect this year and in 2025.
20 March 2024 News