19 07 2018
IFA EXPRESS CONCERN AT HIGH LEVEL OF COMMONAGE PLANS STILL OUTSTANDING AND CALL ON MINISTER CREED TO ADDRESS MATTEREnvironment & Rural Affairs, Payments and Inspections
12 07 2018
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the climate report published by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee today (Thurs) and called for its proposals regarding farm-scale renewables and supports for improving on-farm efficiencies to be urgently implemented.
11 07 2018
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed Environment Minister Denis Naughten’s decision to provide funding for a number of ‘bring’ centres across the country to support the recycling of waste tyres, which are typically used to anchor silage pits.
Thomas Cooney said, “IFA has lobbied for a number of years for the introduction of a take back scheme for waste tyres, which ensures the sustainable management of old and worn tyres that can no-longer be used to anchor silage pits. We are delighted to have secured almost €700,000 in funding and look forward to the current tendering process being concluded and the bring centres commencing.”
Concluding, Thomas Cooney said, “Farmers continue to demonstrate a real willingness to recycle waste streams generated on farms. Each year thousands of tonnes of farm plastics, bale wrap and meal bags are recycled. I am sure that farmers will also support this worthwhile waste tyre initiative and I look forward to working with Minister Naughten to ensure its success.”
05 07 2018
With the Heritage Bill to extend the dates for burning gorse and hedge-cutting passing final stage in the Dail this week, IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy said that an early conclusion is now necessary with immediate implementation.