'Rug pulled from under' ash growers - IFO
Declan O’Brien
The IFO has called on the Government to pay full afforestation premiums on replanting to all forest owners impacted by ash dieback.
31 May 2023 News
Fears rewetting will slash land prices
The lack of clarity around rewetting and the eligibility of peatland for forestry has already hit demand for such ground.
31 May 2023 News
McConalogue’s ash dieback stance sparks farmer fury
The failure to pay compensation to growers risked farmer involvement in the forestry industry into the future, farm and forestry leaders have said.
Coillte accused of locking farmers out of plantations
“We have no faith and no trust in Coillte. They have failed us in every toss and turn up until this time,” one grower told the committee.
31 May 2023 News
Rewetting could slash the value of drained peatland
The sale price of upland and bog took a serious hit as a result of environmental designations, and the same could happen with rewet peatlands, the INHFA president claimed.
31 May 2023 News
ICSA demands delivery on suckler scheme
The drystock farmer body is also demanding action and results on the proposed suckler beef premium brand.
30 May 2023 News
INHFA questions State's role in 'knockdown' land purchases
The hill farmer body claims the State is purchasing lands it has actually devalued through the process of environmental designation.
28 May 2023 News
McConalogue rules out ash dieback compensation
Minister McConalogue also insisted that farmers will have to replant lands affected by ash dieback.
24 May 2023 News
Spotlight on Coillte forestry partnerships
Heavy criticism of Coillte’s forestry partnerships is delivered at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
24 May 2023 News
Mystery illness hits southern dairy herds
Animals hit by the ‘winter cow syndrome’ showed milk-fever-like symptoms and yields suddenly dropped by 10-20%. Declan O'Brien and Aidan Brennan report.
24 May 2023 News
Land-leasing taxes on tillage group agenda
Land availability for tillage and tighter regulations around pesticide usage will also be up for discussion at next week's Food Vision 2030 tillage group meeting.
24 May 2023 News
NPWS pays close to €1m for Wicklow hill farm
The mountain holding runs close to Lugnaquilla and is also adjacent to Glenmalure.
24 May 2023 News