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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described proposals by Fine Gael to introduce methane reduction targets as damaging to Ireland’s rural economy and global climate emissions, unless a well-funded climate action strategy is introduced for the sector.

IFA Renewable Energy Project Team Leader Tom Short said the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) will exclude the meaningful participation of farm scale projects in renewable electricity generation. “It’s clear from Government actions to date that they are only interested in supporting mega wind projects which for the most part will be built offshore and […]

Reacting to the publication of the Government’s climate plan, IFA President Joe Healy said the targets set today are very demanding for agriculture.

Speaking at the launch of the climate report in Dáil Éireann today, IFA President Joe Healy said the Teagasc Plan is the basis for further climate action in agriculture and is far better than the unrealistic proposals put forward by the Citizens’ Assembly. This included an unjust and inequitable tax on Ireland’s carbon efficient food […]

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