Hedgerows fit for Birds and Bees

‘Teagasc Hedgerow Week 2019’ was officially launched on Monday, 21 October by Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at the Teagasc Kildalton Agriculture and Horticulture College. During the week, Teagasc will hold events for machinery contractors and farmers, as well as engaging with other stakeholders with […]

The Urban Countryside – The Swift

by Albert Nolan Observing birds in your own back yard can often reveal some interesting behavior. I was visiting a friend of mind that has a dog that spends most of its time indoors and in this artificial environment he sheds a lot of hair. Each morning the floor is mopped and the brush is […]

IFA Reject Birdwatch Claims As Flawed And Misguided

In rejecting the allegations from Birdwatch Ireland, IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley pointed to the failings of environment groups, which forced destocking on upland commonage areas in the past. This resulted in many areas becoming overgrown, affecting farm viability and damaging natural habitats for birds. He said, “If the bird population is dropping, it’s […]