Climate and environment
Nature Restoration Law finalised by EU ministers
Noel Bardon
Ireland now has legally-binding targets for restoring nature after ministers gave the law its final seal of approval.
5 June 2024 News
Almost 20% of farmers would look at rewetting their farms
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.
How the European Commission, Parliament and Council work
Pat O'Toole takes a look at the three stools of Brussels - the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers.
2 June 2024 l2
INHFA makes moves for legal action on Nature Restoration Law
Letter led by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan urging EU member states to adopt the law "an act of desperation".
17 May 2024 News
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
Meet the candidates in the Ireland South constituency
It’s a crowded field in the South constituency, so we have put questions to the prominent farming candidates across the main farming issues. Pat O’Toole reports.
15 May 2024 News
Sparks fly on rewetting at IFA MEP debate
While candidates remained largely on the same page on the CAP budget, there was a large divergence across the table on rewetting and the Nature Restoration Law.
9 May 2024 News
Pesticides cut divides at Gowran IFA debate
A dozen south candidates debated nitrates, nature restoration, CAP, Mercosur and pesticides in Gorwan Park.
8 May 2024 News
European elections: the candidates running in the Midlands North West
With 27 candidates standing for five seats, the 1.25 million people in the sprawling constituency have big decisions to make.
8 May 2024 News
Flooding of farmland mooted in Greece
A Greek agricultural expert has said many organisations are proposing the country’s CAP plan be amended to “leave space for water”.
8 May 2024 News
Delay to Nature Restoration Law approval
Opponents of the law claim it gives too much power to Brussels to dictate how member states use their land.
8 May 2024 News