Inland Fisheries Ireland awarded vital funding to develop youth angling

Action measures include a novice & youth angling strategy, a scheme to support angling events for young people and regional outreach co-ordinators Inland Fisheries Ireland has been awarded funding to develop angling among young people as part of the Dormant Account Action Plan 2018, announced by Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural Community […]

The Six Single Use Coffee Cups Disposed of Every Second in Ireland Cannot Currently Be Recycled Here – warns Recycling List Ireland

The Six Single Use Coffee Cups Disposed of Every Second in Ireland Cannot Currently Be Recycled Here – warns Recycling List Ireland. 22,000 coffee cups are disposed of in Ireland every hour, that is 528,000 every day or 200 million a year. Single use coffee cups are not on Recycling List Ireland and cannot be […]

Drought Conditions Place Huge Pressure On Vegetable Growers

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the Teagasc report which quantifies the impact of the continuing drought on the Irish field vegetable sector. The report concludes that at best, growers have significant yield reductions while in other situations entire crops have perished.   It also details the extra financial costs incurred from irrigation etc.as growers battle to […]

New Climate Report Must Be Supported By Implementation – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the climate report published by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee and called for its proposals regarding farm-scale renewables and supports for improving on-farm efficiencies to be urgently implemented. Thomas Cooney said, “This report and the recently published climate abatement report by Teagasc, have identified the necessary actions. It is […]

Anger At Agri-Loan Delay

IFA President Joe Healy has said it is a complete farce that the agri-loan scheme announced in last October’s Budget would not be available to farmers until the end of this year.   “Farmers were already frustrated that the Minister had indicated that it would be the second half of 2018 when money would be […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of bring centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits. Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a […]

Revenue seize cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ and herbal cannabis in Portlaoise and contraband cigarettes in North Tipperary

In three separate operations Revenue officers seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’, 650g of herbal cannabis and 50,000 contraband cigarettes. Today (09/07/2018), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ along with 50 grams of herbal cannabis. The illegal drugs were discovered, with […]

301 Illegal Fishing Nets Confiscated

Inland Fisheries Ireland announced that it seized 647 items of illegal fishing equipment and 301 illegal fishing nets measuring 14,055 metres (8.6 miles) in 2017. The agency’s Fisheries Protection statistics for 2017 also reveal that it carried out 26,726 environmental inspections and 35,630 inspections of recreational anglers last year, putting 187,426 person hours into protecting […]

Nearly 80% of Irish women not meeting recommended average requirement for iodine during pregnancy

A study undertaken in 2017 and published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that 77 % of Irish women of childbearing age are not meeting the recommended average requirement set for iodine during pregnancy (1). Iodine is a unique nutrient found naturally in dairy products, seaweed and white fish. In Ireland, cow’s milk is […]

Teagasc’s Climate Blueprint Must Be Underpinned By Action – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the report recently published by Teagasc on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture as “an important blueprint, setting out the necessary policy measures that Government must introduce”. He said it also outlines the areas that the national farm advisory network must focus on, to ensure that […]

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