• COMMONAGE MANAGEMENT PLANS (CMP) & GLAS - A lot of necessary discussion has taken place between the various stakeholders such as the Department of Agriculture, Farmers’ representatives and Advisory bodies on the subject but this report is the first to look at actual real commonage case studies and relate them the new CMP/GLAS scheme. Six case study areas were selected in counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Donegal Kerry […]
  • Great News – Red Grouse numbers increase in the Owenduff/Nephin Complex SAC/Commonage - A decrease in the population of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) of 66 % for Ireland was recorded between the 1968/72 and 1988/91 Bird Atlases. The most recent data shows a continuing decline nationally. The latest studies estimate the number of red grouse in the Republic of Ireland at 4,200 birds with a further 202 […]
  • Draft Consultation Paper Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 - As part of the ongoing process of designing a new RDP for the period 2014-2020, the enclosed set of proposed measure outlines has been developed. These proposed outlines build on the stakeholder input received to date as well as ongoing preparatory work being undertaken within the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (in particular, […]
  • Asulox Chemical Spray – Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - A temporary licence, from 1st June 2014 to 28th September 2014, for the use of Asulox has been granted for control of bracken in grassland by the Pesticide Controls Division (PCD) of the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine.
  • Oireachtas Report on Commonages - The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine report “Review of Commonage Lands and Framework Management Plans” after seven days of hearings has spoken, the report is interesting and welcome.