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Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Mass Deforestation: Report

May 04, 2011 Comments Off on Urgent Action Needed to Prevent Mass Deforestation: Report by
Failure to act urgently to shift historical patterns of forest destruction could result in the loss of 232 million hectares of forest by 2050, according to WWF and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in their Living Forests report. [...]
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€11 million compensation for Turf Cutters

Apr 14, 2011 Comments Off on €11 million compensation for Turf Cutters by

In order to stop turfcutting on protected sites the State will spend more than €11 million compensating turf cutters.

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Slimmed down AEOS

Apr 14, 2011 Comments Off on Slimmed down AEOS by

If you don’t have a Special Area of Conservation or Special Protection Area on your land it looks like you may lose your place on a slimmed-down version of the AEOS scheme. [...]

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Mediation group for Turf cutters

Apr 08, 2011 Comments Off on Mediation group for Turf cutters by

The Government has announced a new turf-cutting mediation body and promised details of a compensation scheme in response to a European infringement action against Ireland for failing to protect raised…[...]

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EU Commissioner insists CAP reform must embrace environmental agenda

Mar 18, 2011 Comments Off on EU Commissioner insists CAP reform must embrace environmental agenda by

Janez Potočnik says EU farming subsidies must drive greener practices for policy to remain legitimate
By Will Nichols 16 Mar 2011 Click here for full article.

Reforming the EU’s controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will only prove successful if…

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New thinking needed for farm investment rather than subsidisation

Feb 03, 2011 Comments Off on New thinking needed for farm investment rather than subsidisation by

According to Teagasc, direct payments accounted for 143 per cent of farm incomes. This means that the average farm in Ireland is run at an operating loss. Yet there is a huge opportunity there. Unfortunately, agriculture is dominated by subsidies,…

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Bog buy-out

Jul 15, 2010 Comments Off on Bog buy-out by

Farming Independent July 13th 2010 by Paul Melia

The state faces the prospect of paying more than €250m buying bogs on which turf- cutting is no longer allowed.

Farmers could be set for a massive windfall after a report commissioned by…

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