New Climate Report Must Be Supported By Implementation – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the climate report published by the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee and called for its proposals regarding farm-scale renewables and supports for improving on-farm efficiencies to be urgently implemented. Thomas Cooney said, “This report and the recently published climate abatement report by Teagasc, have identified the necessary actions. It is […]

IFA Secures Almost €700 000 To Support The Recycling Of Waste Tyres

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 […]

Teagasc’s Climate Blueprint Must Be Underpinned By Action – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described the report recently published by Teagasc on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture as “an important blueprint, setting out the necessary policy measures that Government must introduce”. He said it also outlines the areas that the national farm advisory network must focus on, to ensure that […]

RSA Pragmatic Approach To Delivery Of Ainimal Fodder Welcomed – IFA

Following representations made by IFA, the Road Safety Authority has agreed to “adopt a pragmatic approach when reviewing drivers’ hours compliance with driving and resting time periods” in respect of delivery and collection of animal fodder.   IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said, “The measures have been working well for the last week and are […]

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures Highlight Need For Climate Activation Programme – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has renewed the Association’s call on Government to introduce further measures to avoid climate fines and reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking at the launch today of the latest climate figures by the EPA, he said, “It is now clearer than ever that the bad climate deal done by former […]

Make Savings Through Smart Farming At National Ploughing Championships

All farmers are invited to visit the Smart Farming Team at the IFA Stand during the National Ploughing Championships next week to find out how they could make savings of up to €5,000 thorough the cost savings programme. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said the programme offers an important double dividend, with the potential to […]

Time For Farmers To Be Heard In The Shannon Pipeline Debate – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has urged all farmers and their families who may be impacted by the proposed project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin to attend the Irish Water organised consultation meetings starting this week.   Thomas Cooney said, “The landowner is the most important stakeholder in […]

Concerns Of All Landowners Impacted By Propose Water Project Must Be Heard – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney, has described proposals to pipe water from the southern part of the Shannon in County Tipperary, right across the country to south west Dublin, as “one of the most intrusive infrastructure developments to be imposed on landowners since the development of the motorway roads network over a […]

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 […]

Increased Enforcement Of Scrap Metal Laws Required To Deter Thefts – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on local authorities and An Garda Síochána to increase enforcement activity to ensure that metal thefts across rural Ireland do not increase further.   Speaking after a meeting of the National Metal Theft Forum he said, “IFA successfully lobbied for the introduction of new track […]