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Almost 20% of farmers would look at rewetting their farms
Noel Bardon
Sheep farmers reported to be the most open to rewetting their farmland, while dairy farmers appear the most reluctant of any sector.
Removal of farmland from production tops rewetting concerns
While many farmers surveyed who expressed views against rewetting were completely opposed to the measure, some found it acceptable if only rolled out on marginal farmland or on State lands.
22 May 2024 News
€600,000 announced for community-led peatland projects
Funding announced by Minister Malcolm Noonan under the Peatlands and Natura Community Engagement Scheme 2024 offers grants of up to €40,000 for Natura 2000-designated sites.
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
EPA slashes emissions estimate for grasslands
The move came after scientific studies published last year found emissions from peat grasslands to be significantly overestimated.
NI forestry targets are a 'huge challenge'
Annual rates of afforestation will have to ramp up considerably if future targets are to be met
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Nature Restoration Law: your questions answered
Since the passing of the EU Nature Restoration Law, farmers have asked what they will be asked to do, when they will be asked to do it and what funding is on offer.
New €34m biodiversity project will use farm scheme data
The new LIFE Strategic Nature Project will create a bespoke database to underpin biodiversity decision-making in Ireland.
6 March 2024 News
Rewetting in the hands of Government, Commissioner Sinkevicius confirms
In a letter sent to MEP Billy Kelleher, Commissioner Sinkevicius said how the Nature Restoration Law is applied in each country is up to individual member states.
5 March 2024 News
Green light for EU Nature Restoration Law
Some 11 of Ireland’s 13 MEPs backed the law in the European Parliament's final vote on Tuesday.
28 February 2024 News
Plans for €3bn long-term climate and nature fund to be finalised in 2024
The State's plans for over €3bn in climate and nature funds are to be unveiled over the coming year.
Opinion: farmers, like the faithful, face the fear of the unknown
Watching The Traitors, a penny has dropped, writes Pat O'Toole. We exist in a constant state of uncertainty when we can't see all the pieces on the board.
20 January 2024 Opinion