Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report.The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply.The work is the first of its kind to examine the likely impact of the transition to a low […]

IFA Call For Review Of Existing Standing Charge

Harold Kingston, IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman has welcomed the clear statement by Environment Minister Phil Hogan that he will not impose any additional water charges on rural dwellers that provide their own water supply or use water from group water schemes. Speaking following the announcement of the establishment of Irish Water Harold Kingston […]

Retro-Fit Scheme Must Be Part Of Septic Tank Plan – IFA

IFA National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Pat Farrell has called for the introduction of a retro-fit scheme for rural dwellers, who could face higher compliance obligations as part of new legislation on septic tanks.   Pat Farrell was critical of the failure of the septic tank legislation to provide any assistance to rural dwellers […]