Category Archives: Environment

Health and safety on farms

Figures released by the Republic of Ireland’s HSA and Northern Ireland’s HSENI show that more needs to be done across the island to tackle farm related deaths. Figures released by Ireland’s health...

Rebuilding trust in the agri-food sector

Richard Halleron attended the inaugural meeting of the Supply Chain Forum where the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill called for better cooperation to tackle the challenges facing the...

Decentralising DARD

A look at the progress of the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decentralisation process announced in 2011. Forest Service Previously based in Belfast, Forest Service moved its headquarters from...

Profit from productivity

Teagasc’s Professor Gerry Boyle talks to Owen McQuade about the importance of productivity in driving the profitability of the agriculture sector and how that approach is applied to improving Ireland’s pastures. The...

Brexit would be bad for business

Leading figures in the agriculture industry discuss the implications of a Brexit for agri-food sectors. The pending referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU and the potential implications of a ‘Brexit’...

Mark H Durkan interview: community power

New Environment Minister Mark H Durkan talks to Owen McQuade about his plans for transferring power from central government, ultimately down to councils and communities. Other priorities include climate change, road safety...