Category Archives: Environment

Agriculture cuts

  Richard Halleron considers whether agriculture will be able to persuade the general public of its worth. Speculation is rife at the present time that the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development...

England’s fresh look at waste

All policies are up for discussion in a wide-ranging waste review started by Defra. An end to landfill, with limited exceptions, is the main priority in England’s waste policy as the Government...

Reviewing waste

agendaNi looks to the South where a major review of waste is shaping new policy. Waste is high on the agenda in the Republic, partly due to the Green party leader John...

Europe’s waste controls

Northern Ireland has received consent from the European Commission to relax its target for the amount of waste sent to landfill this year. Meadhbh Monahan examines how the Commission creates and implements...

Agriculture in the economy

Richard Halleron recounts the success story of Northern Ireland’s farms and food industries despite the wider downturn and takes stock of their current position in the economy. A recent economic review1 confirmed...

The road to reform

agendaNi unpacks the plans for a new public transport agency to oversee the province’s sector. Chief among the new recommendations for reform is that a new public transport agency should be set...

Climate pressure

Time is running out in the fight against global warming, Bairbre de Brún tells Peter Cheney. The Sinn Féin woman is, though, pleased to see the Assembly taking Europe more seriously. Action...

Reviewing CAP

Richard Halleron explains the forthcoming changes in funding and farmers’ reasons for concern. The Common Agricultural Policy, or CAP, underpins the finances of farming in Northern Ireland and the rest of the...