EPA Release Public Drinking Water Quality Report 2023

The Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2023 has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This report has revealed that the quality of public drinking water supplies in this country remains very high. The report says that over 99.7% of samples taken from public drinking water were compliant with bacterial and chemical […]

IFA President Says Passing of Nature Restoration Law No Surprise

Francie Gorman has reacted to the passing of the Nature Restoration Law by the EU Council of Environment Ministers this morning. In response to the passing of this, the President of the IFA had this to say:   “It was always likely that the law would pass once the EU elections were over. Farmers will […]

Repak Announces Its Largest Ever Nationwide Recycling Knowledge Audit To Mark World Environment Day

Repak has announced its largest ever nationwide Recycling Knowledge Audit to mark World Environment Day. The aim of the audit will be to test the public’s knowledge of recycling and to identify misconceptions about recycling practices present among the public.  The announcement stems from research recently commissioned by Repak which showed that “Ireland has a […]

Farmers Should Join the Climate Conversation 2024

As part of the Climate Conversation 2024 the Environment Chair of the IFA is encouraging farmers to have their say. Environment Chair John Murphy said: “It is very important that farmers and rural communities take the time to complete the online questionnaire and provide feedback to the Climate Conversation which will feed into, and shape, […]

Ammonia emissions down one per cent in 2022, however further reductions needed to protect health and the environment

Ireland’s ammonia emissions decreased by one per cent in 2022. Despite this, Ireland remains non-compliant in 2022 with our EU Emissions Reduction commitment for ammonia. The decrease in ammonia emissions reflects lower pig and poultry numbers, an increase in low emission slurry spreading and use of inhibited urea fertiliser on farms. Compliance with the EU […]

Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action launches report on Biodiversity

The Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action today launched its Report on Biodiversity, which makes 75 recommendations across five key themes identified during engagements with stakeholders and through submissions to the Committee. Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Brian Leddin said: “This report points the way towards how we restore biodiversity in nature and how to best reap […]

Electric Cars in Ireland: Flaws & All

The automotive sector has been rapidly moving on its path to electrification. While there have been plenty of hybrid car models, they are being increasingly joined by several electric car alternatives.    However, not everyone is still sure about these cars and people look at them with a lot of doubt and suspicion. Therefore, it […]

Tipperary public urged to take the Operation PolliNation Pledge

ONE of Ireland’s largest garden centre networks is calling on enthusiasts of all ages and all skill levels to take the Operation PolliNation pledge and be in with a chance to win a €2,000 pollinator-friendly garden renovation. CountryLife is teaming up with the Irish public to help gardeners make their plots pollinator-friendly environments and show […]

Half of Irish farmers concerned about future – 9 out of 10 farmers want to reduce carbon footprint on farms

Today, ifac, the farming, food, and agribusiness professional services firm, is releasing the findings of its annual, national Farm Report. These insights are a combination of ifac collated financial data and results of the most comprehensive farmer survey ever conducted in Ireland.   Ifac’s 2020 Farm Report combines the views of almost 1,500 Irish farmers with a comprehensive […]

EPA survey indicates most people have taken steps to help the environment

Research commissioned by the EPA to coincide with the publication of its EPA 2019 Year in Review  report found that 78 per cent of people surveyed said they have personally taken steps to help the environment, and that 87 per cent of adults in Ireland recognise the importance of the environment as an asset to the country. The […]

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