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 […]

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 […]

Reform Of Water Sector Must Not Add To Costs For Rural Ireland – IFA

IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed the consultation commenced by the Department of the Environment, regarding the reform of the delivery of water services in Ireland as “a necessary measure to reduce costs and duplication by the 34 county and city councils which have responsibility for water investment and maintenance.” Mr. […]

Rural Householders Cannot Have Further Water Charges Imposed By EU Commission

IFA National Environment Chairman Pat Farrell said farm families and rural householders would be very concerned at the latest attempt by the European Commission to impose additional costs on them.  He was reacting to comments by the Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik that there should be a charge for water abstraction and well drilling. Pat Farrell […]