Online meeting on peatlands this (Tue) evening, 8pm

IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe is encouraging farmers to share their views on Bord na Móna’s peatland rehabilitation projects’ at an upcoming IFA meeting.

IFA is hosting an online farmer meeting on this matter, via Microsoft Teams this evening at 8 pm.

The meeting will allow farmers to share their views on the Bord na Móna Peatlands Climate Action Scheme, which aims to rehabilitate and restore approx. 33,000 hectares in over 80 Bord na Móna bogs.

The meeting with be chaired by Brian Rushe, IFA Deputy President and will be addressed by Michael Biggins, IFA Rural Development Chairman and Paul O’Brien, IFA Environment Chairman.


Biodiversity Plan

Minister of State for heritage and electoral reform, Malcolm Noonan, has welcomed the publication of a new independent review of Ireland’s third National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021.

The review was conducted by the Biodiversity Forum – a group of biodiversity experts from across academia, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public and private sectors.

Its role is to provide independent monitoring of progress of the implementation of the National Biodiversity Action Plan, highlighting progress and bottlenecks, and providing progress reports to the minister.