Macra na Feirme: CAP Budget Cut Makes a Mockery of Farming and Environmental Commitments

The proposal by the EU Council to cut funding to the CAP budget has been slammed by the young farmers organisation Macra na Feirme. The proposed Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 includes €45 Billion in cuts to CAP and Natural Resources and Environment undermining all commitments made by Member States on either environmental […]

Advanced laser systems reveal hidden carbon in Ireland’s hedgerows and woods

EPA funded research has found that hedgerow and woodlands in Ireland could make a significant contribution to reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. Using Laser Radar, known as LiDAR, the project has provided amazing detail about the amount of carbon stored in Ireland’s hedgerows.   The LiDAR system scans a hedge picking out its […]

Cloughjordan School Celebrates it’s fourth green flag

Cloughjordan Church of Ireland National School will raise its fourth green/environmental flag on June 14th at 11 am. To celebrate the occasion all 93 pupils will perform a special song that they have written, with the help of their teachers Yvonne Ryan and Jean Ryan accompanied by The Corrigan Brothers and Aaron Neill. The Song which […]