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# agriculture - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Legal requirement to confine poultry over bird flu fears to be lifted on Friday

Legal requirement to confine poultry over bird flu fears to be lifted on Friday

Apr 26th 2022, 8:21 AM 8,061 Views 5 Comments

It means that eggs can be classified as ‘free range’ again as hens are let out and about.

# agriculture - Thursday 13 January, 2022

22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association
# Sectoral Ceilings
# Sectoral Ceilings

22% emissions reduction in agriculture 'challenging but achievable' - farmers' association

Jan 13th 2022, 4:30 PM 5,614 Views 11 Comments

The Climate Action Plan proposed that the agriculture sector reduces its emissions by 22% to 30% by 2030.

# agriculture - Saturday 13 November, 2021

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?

Nov 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 8,619 Views 14 Comments

The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.

# agriculture - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Taoiseach says there's an 'obsession' about the national herd in climate debate
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Taoiseach says there's an 'obsession' about the national herd in climate debate

Nov 4th 2021, 6:40 PM 11,305 Views 18 Comments

“There’s a much broader range of issues that we have to do in addition to agriculture,” the Taoiseach said at the launch of the Climate Action Plan.

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030
# Climate Action Plan
# Climate Action Plan

Agriculture, Building, Transport: Here's how sectors are expected to cut emissions by 2030

Nov 4th 2021, 5:51 PM 8,612 Views 13 Comments

The agriculture sector has been targeted with the lowest change – a 22% to 30% reduction in emissions.

# agriculture - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
# CAP
# CAP

Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions

Oct 20th 2021, 9:58 PM 12,581 Views 23 Comments

The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.

# agriculture - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 12:31 PM 5,567 Views 1 Comment

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.

# agriculture - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature
# Cash Cow
# Cash Cow

Land grab: How agri-subsidies encourage farmers to cut back on nature

Oct 7th 2021, 12:05 AM 25,550 Views 42 Comments
  • The EU's multi-billion euro farm subsidy model is driving up emissions & hitting nature hard, writes Niall Sargent and Ella McSweeney in new Noteworthy investigation
  • Irish farmers are being financially penalised for maintaining biodiversity hotspots
  • €100 billion of farm subsidies for climate action have had little impact on emissions, EU audit finds

# agriculture - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

Explosion in poultry farming in Border region poses air pollution threat

Sep 8th 2021, 12:01 AM 29,873 Views 23 Comments
  • There are an estimated 18.5 million farmed chickens in Monaghan producing ammonia-laden manure.
  • Report, seen by Noteworthy's Niall Sargent, warns of "direct and indirect negative impacts on the environment locally".
  • Soil, water and air pollution an increasing concern.

# agriculture - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'
# Column
# Column

Opinion: 'The shift coming in Irish agriculture must be transformational - but it will be positive too'

Aug 3rd 2021, 12:37 PM 13,687 Views 53 Comments

Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett writes that the future for farming in Ireland should see increased incomes and decreased emissions.

# agriculture - Tuesday 27 July, 2021

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist
# Opinion
# Opinion

Charlie McConalogue: Farming and climate ambitions can co-exist

Jul 27th 2021, 7:00 AM 9,207 Views 20 Comments

The agriculture minister says he’s confident Irish farmers will embrace climate change policies that are needed to tackle the climate crisis.

# agriculture - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan
# Fit For 55
# Fit For 55

Ireland will face its own challenges as part of the EU's mammoth 'carbon neutral by 2050' plan

Jul 15th 2021, 2:37 PM 6,981 Views 15 Comments

The ‘Fit for 55′ plan first aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses
# Credit Card Fraud
# Credit Card Fraud

Cloned credit cards used in fraudulent transactions targeting Irish agri businesses

Jul 1st 2021, 5:18 PM 11,434 Views 2 Comments

Up to €7,000 worth of silage wrap and some farm machinery were fraudulently paid for over the phone with a cloned credit card.

# agriculture - Friday 11 June, 2021

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

Jun 11th 2021, 1:29 PM 14,420 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

# agriculture - Saturday 17 April, 2021

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?
# Moo
# Moo

Quiz: How much do you know about farm animals?

Apr 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 70,538 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

# agriculture - Friday 18 December, 2020

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

'Under pressure': Industry urges State to open horticultural workforce to non-EU workers

Dec 18th 2020, 7:30 PM 10,145 Views 9 Comments

Noteworthy examines an industry push for visas for non-EU workers in horticulture that has raised concern with unions, migrant rights groups and some Government departments.

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Ireland has major 'pull factor' for seasonal workers fleeing economic hardship

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 8,986 Views 5 Comments

Noteworthy and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network examine the lure for workers from Bulgaria and Romania to come to Ireland and the impact back home – both good and bad.

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom
# Reaping The Harvest
# Reaping The Harvest

Growing pains: Fears for migrant workers who carry the load of Ireland's horticulture boom

Dec 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 16,759 Views 15 Comments

Noteworthy explores long working hours, low pay and other concerning conditions for seasonal employees in the sector.

# agriculture - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'
# Equality
# Equality

Men occupy most senior positions in civil service but are 'more likely to perceive gender bias in promotions'

Dec 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 16,886 Views 57 Comments

Over a third of workers believe that using flexible work options negatively impacts their chances of promotion, according to a new study.

# agriculture - Friday 14 August, 2020

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

The government wants Irish grass-fed beef and Achill Island Sea Salt to get protected EU status

Aug 14th 2020, 7:17 PM 18,705 Views 13 Comments

Eight Irish products have already received the protected status as a Geographical Indications.

# agriculture - Friday 1 May, 2020

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Several Covid-19 clusters reported at meat processing plants

Updated May 1st 2020, 4:19 PM 103,157 Views 97 Comments

The agriculture minister confirmed that there are six clusters at meat processing plants.

# agriculture - Monday 3 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,526 Views 9 Comments

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

# agriculture - Friday 10 January, 2020

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause
# Workplace Accidents
# Workplace Accidents

Construction deaths more than doubled last year with falls from heights being the leading cause

Jan 10th 2020, 6:00 AM 18,594 Views 32 Comments

Overall, 46 people died in workplace accidents in 2019 and agriculture remains the most dangerous sector in which to work.

# agriculture - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
# Tim Cullinan
# Tim Cullinan

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis

Dec 17th 2019, 9:45 PM 14,054 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

# agriculture - Monday 14 October, 2019

New beef task force will meet for the first time today
# Beef
# Beef

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

Oct 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 5,350 Views 10 Comments

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

# agriculture - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force
# Farmers
# Farmers

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

Oct 5th 2019, 1:06 PM 12,339 Views 15 Comments

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

# agriculture - Thursday 19 September, 2019

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation
# Agriculture Minister
# Agriculture Minister

Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation

Sep 19th 2019, 11:30 AM 6,463 Views 24 Comments

The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.

# agriculture - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis
# Ireland's Climate Crisis

'They're telling us the herd needs to be reduced by 50%': Ireland's farmers and the climate crisis

Aug 28th 2019, 7:30 AM 35,344 Views 97 Comments

Beef farmers in Ireland are facing low prices and pressure to reduce emissions – Is the model broken?

# agriculture - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland
# Farming
# Farming

Saoirse McHugh: The time is right for an agricultural revolution in Ireland

Aug 18th 2019, 8:00 PM 38,153 Views 83 Comments

Intensive agriculture has damaged the planet. But we can change that.

# agriculture - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?
# Farming
# Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 16,698 Views 42 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

# agriculture - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller
# Glyphosate
# Glyphosate

Irish government says it will follow expert guidance after Austria approves ban of controversial weedkiller

Jul 7th 2019, 7:30 AM 97,460 Views 59 Comments

Austrian members of parliament earlier this week approved a total ban on glyphosate.

# agriculture - Sunday 30 June, 2019

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

'It's a bad deal, there's no point in saying otherwise': Agriculture minister on trade agreement with South American countries

Jun 30th 2019, 6:07 PM 19,545 Views 83 Comments

The deal with hit the Irish beef sector.

# agriculture - Thursday 27 June, 2019

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent
# Lee Of Faith
# Lee Of Faith

George Lee appointed as RTÉ's new environment and science correspondent

Jun 27th 2019, 2:33 PM 25,177 Views 50 Comments

RTÉ had already announced that Lee would be leaving his agriculture correspondent role this summer.

# agriculture - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Irish people asked not to bring back food from 8 EU countries to prevent spread of African Swine Fever

Sep 8th 2018, 8:00 AM 33,140 Views 19 Comments

The Department of Agriculture said that if the disease reached Ireland, it would do “very serious damage to the pig industry”.

# agriculture - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector
# Farming
# Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Apr 29th 2018, 6:30 AM 19,508 Views 11 Comments

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

# agriculture - Thursday 5 April, 2018

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis
# Hay Ya
# Hay Ya

€1.5m allocated to support fodder imports in effort to ease feed crisis

Apr 5th 2018, 9:50 PM 20,470 Views 32 Comments

The first loads of feed arrived at Irish ports this morning.

# agriculture - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Government announces plans to import fodder ... but criticism of the shortages rumbles on

Apr 4th 2018, 5:41 PM 10,927 Views 79 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help
# Cannot Fodder
# Cannot Fodder

'Close to a national emergency' - Farmers hit by bad Easter weather call for help

Apr 3rd 2018, 2:40 PM 27,565 Views 67 Comments

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

# agriculture - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

Apr 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 11,382 Views 68 Comments

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

# agriculture - Monday 19 March, 2018

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

The Cattle Raid of Cooley is our national epic - and still has resonance for modern rural life

Mar 19th 2018, 10:30 AM 30,630 Views 29 Comments

John Connell, author of The Cow Book, ruminates on how the extraordinary tale of the Táin still runs through the veins of Ireland.

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