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Press Release: Environmental groups call for native woodland scheme to be expanded to balance farm emissions

Ian Carey News, Press Releases

The Environmental Pillar welcome calls for the use of forestry on farms to balance carbon emissions from agriculture, in an effort to increase sustainability and protect livelihoods.

Ian CareyPress Release: Environmental groups call for native woodland scheme to be expanded to balance farm emissions
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Hazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 

Ian Carey News, Press Releases, Submissions

The Environmental Pillar are calling for an end to the use of the hazardous chemical Cypermethrin in Irish forests. This chemical which kills insects is being used in significant quantities over a large area of land, some 50,000 ha, in an attempt to protect the non-native spruce and pine from pests. The Environmental Pillar believe the use of this highly …

Ian CareyHazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 
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Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on GHG Mitigation

Ian Carey News, Submissions

Follow the link below to download the the submission from the Environmental Pillar, 23rd March 2015, to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s discussion document on the potential for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation within the Agriculture and Forestry Sector.

Ian CareySubmission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on GHG Mitigation

Submission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020

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The Environmental Pillar made a substantive submission on the SEA for the draft Forestry Programme 2014 to 2020. In it a number of issues were raised including: climate change impacts, lack of support for agroforestry, native woodland conservation, biodiversity, water protection and other management measures.

Ian CareySubmission on draft Forestry Programme 2014-2020
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Critical changes to Forestry Bill are needed to safeguard our natural assets

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Environmental Pillar meets Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine at 2pm today to discuss the Forestry Bill 28 January 2014: The Environmental Pillar says that critical changes must be made to the Forestry Bill 2013 to safeguard our natural environment for the well-being of future generations. Without these changes, we will continue to suffer losses to water quality, …

Ian CareyCritical changes to Forestry Bill are needed to safeguard our natural assets
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Spread of ash dieback highlights outdated forest policies

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7 October 2013: The Environmental Pillar is extremely alarmed for the future prospects of our native ash trees, now that it has been confirmed that ash dieback has been discovered in a native ash tree in a hedgerow in Leitrim. The site is close to where the disease was first found in a commercial plantation of introduced trees in November 2012. …

Ian CareySpread of ash dieback highlights outdated forest policies
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New measures are needed to combat serious consequences of deadly ash dieback

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18 January 2013: The Environmental Pillar, a coalition of 26 national environmental groups, is calling for the government to adopt a new set of measures to control ash dieback disease and to limit the very serious economic and environmental problems resulting from its introduction to Ireland. Ash dieback is a fungal disease that kills ash trees. It spread to Ireland …

Ian CareyNew measures are needed to combat serious consequences of deadly ash dieback