IIEA/RDS Report Confirms Irish Agriculture And Forestry Policy Needs To Be Climate Smart

Stop Climate Chaos has said that a new report on ‘climate smart agriculture’, published on Thursday by the IIEA and RDS, makes it clear that agriculture and livestock agriculture are major drivers of ‘dangerous’ climate change and that Irish exports do not contribute to solving global food insecurity. Spokesperson for the Stop Climate Chaos coalition, […]

Carbon Sinks From Agriculture And Forestry Continue To Play Important Role In Current EU Climate Talks – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has received confirmation from the Department of Agriculture that the mitigation potential from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, particularly from afforestation, continues to be included in the ongoing negotiations with the European Commission for a Climate and Energy Framework to 2030.   He said, “Thousands of farm families […]

Farmers need to prepare and plan when thinning to realise value of timber

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming has advised farmers to prepare and plan before they start thinning. “There is too much money at stake to not familiarise yourself with what is involved with thinning, it is important to get some understanding of the products that will be harvested and the value of these products.”   […]

Questionable Disposal and Management of Public Forest Assets

As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I looked toward Birnam, and anon methought The wood began to move. Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 3 The Woodland League, a not-for-profit NGO that has long campaigned against the sale of Coillte public forest assets, are concerned about a possible link between the collapse of the […]