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#Agriculture

# agriculture - Last month November 2022

Local councils hiring inspectors to target farms over pollution concerns
# Beefed Up
# Beefed Up

Local councils hiring inspectors to target farms over pollution concerns

Nov 6th 2022, 7:00 AM 18,946 Views 25 Comments

It follows concerns over the impact agriculture has been having on water quality in a number of regions.

# agriculture - This year 2022

New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps as part of plan to tackle climate change
# Interesting Moove
# Interesting Moove

New Zealand proposes taxing cow burps as part of plan to tackle climate change

Oct 11th 2022, 8:02 AM 18,161 Views 43 Comments

There are just five million people in New Zealand but some 10 million beef and dairy cattle and 26 million sheep.

NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney
# Pain In The Head
# Pain In The Head

NI Protocol debacle can't be allowed to become 'huge headache' for farmers - Coveney

Sep 20th 2022, 6:09 PM 6,189 Views 1 Comment

The minister discussed the issue at the Ploughing Championships, where 90,000 people descended on Co Laois today.

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN
# Humanitarian Crisis
# Humanitarian Crisis

Malnutrition and disease after Pakistan flood will get worse says UN

Sep 6th 2022, 2:40 PM 6,009 Views 2 Comments

Mortality among newborn babies and severe acute malnutrition are at risk of increasing due to disruption of services.

Citizens’ assembly on agriculture the wrong model, says farming group
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Citizens’ assembly on agriculture the wrong model, says farming group

Aug 6th 2022, 12:27 PM 11,209 Views 19 Comments

The Labour Party has proposed a citizens’ assembly be held on the future of agriculture and food production.

Poll: Is a 25% cut in agricultural emissions high enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is a 25% cut in agricultural emissions high enough?

Jul 29th 2022, 9:35 AM 25,810 Views 89 Comments

The figure is among several targets set for sectors of society with the aim of reducing emissions by 51% by 2030.

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector
# Deal
# Deal

Challenging but achievable: Govt announces 25% emission reduction target for agriculture sector

Updated Jul 28th 2022, 8:15 PM 53,568 Views 139 Comments
  • The government previously set out a 22-30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions target for the agriculture sector.
  • Farming groups pushed for a target at the lower end but climate experts say close to 30% is needed to meet overall emissions targets.
  • The EPA said last week that Ireland’s 2021 greenhouse gas emissions increased compared to the previous year.
EU approval sought for Irish grass-fed beef to be given same protected status as Champagne
# Irish Beef
# Irish Beef

EU approval sought for Irish grass-fed beef to be given same protected status as Champagne

Jul 28th 2022, 7:44 AM 16,742 Views 30 Comments

Following consultation it was agreed that the area covered in the application would include the entire island of Ireland.

‘Significant’ price hikes faced by Irish dairy, meat and grain producers
# Inflation
# Inflation

‘Significant’ price hikes faced by Irish dairy, meat and grain producers

Jul 22nd 2022, 3:29 PM 14,886 Views 6 Comments

Wholesale electricity prices also increased by 91% in 12 months, according to CSO figures.

Minister says it's up to all departments to cut emissions if Ireland is to meet carbon budgets
# Emissions
# Emissions

Minister says it's up to all departments to cut emissions if Ireland is to meet carbon budgets

Jul 19th 2022, 11:27 AM 14,180 Views 53 Comments

The country agreed its first carbon budgets earlier this year.

'It ain't just agriculture': Minister says other sectors must 'step up' to meet carbon emission targets
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

'It ain't just agriculture': Minister says other sectors must 'step up' to meet carbon emission targets

Jul 14th 2022, 5:26 PM 13,171 Views 65 Comments

The sectoral carbon emission targets were due to be published before the summer recess.

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?
# Factory Farm
# Factory Farm

The Explainer x Noteworthy: Is Ireland a dumping ground for poultry manure?

Jul 9th 2022, 9:30 AM 3,643 Views 0 Comments

Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly about concerns over the cross-border poultry manure trade.

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing
# The Road To 2030
# The Road To 2030

‘Particular concern' over agri sector's plan to cut emissions as key details still missing

Jun 3rd 2022, 10:00 PM 11,843 Views 27 Comments

The sector must give more detail on how it will reduce methane emissions in particular, an EPA report said this week.

Balance needed in food production between affordability and climate-friendly, says minister
# Food Shortages
# Food Shortages

Balance needed in food production between affordability and climate-friendly, says minister

May 30th 2022, 8:00 PM 8,490 Views 4 Comments

Charlie McConalogue was speaking at the launch of the World Potato Congress today.

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 8,143 Views 5 Comments

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

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 5,769 Views 11 Comments

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

# agriculture - Last year 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 8,911 Views 14 Comments

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

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 11,391 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 8,704 Views 13 Comments

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

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 12,615 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.

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 5,603 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.

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 25,694 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
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 30,048 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.
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 13,762 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.

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 9,253 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.

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 7,027 Views 15 Comments

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

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 11,472 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.

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 14,464 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

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 70,785 Views 19 Comments

Can you tell your oinks from your baas?

# agriculture - All time

'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 10,200 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 9,039 Views 4 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 16,885 Views 15 Comments

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

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 16,923 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.

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 18,717 Views 13 Comments

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

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 103,206 Views 98 Comments

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

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 9,585 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.

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 18,842 Views 32 Comments

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

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 14,086 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

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 5,362 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 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 12,353 Views 15 Comments

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

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