The ending of peat harvesting by Bord na Mona as part of Ireland’s just transition creates an opportunity to restore the lost raised bog habitat through schemes re wetting the … Continue Reading Irish Horticulture Sector to be entirely reliant on imported peat
For the majority organic and local food is linked with the idea of a farmers market, and a limited niche market with a limited customer base. Far from the serious … Continue Reading Irelands emerging alternative food systems
The story that one of Ireland’s largest fruit growers, Keelings, flew in almost 200 workers from bulgaria despite the Covid 19 lockdown has caused many people to ask why is … Continue Reading The Keelings Controversy: what would fair supply chains look like.
Covid 19 has created an unprecedented challenge as countries struggle to tackle the crisis. In Ireland as well as putting immense pressure on our already stretched health service the crisis … Continue Reading Covid 19 & Irish agriculture
With Brexit on the horizon and no clear agreement of what will happen when the UK leaves the common fisheries policy and Irish boats continued access to the fishing grounds … Continue Reading Irish Fisheries face an uncertain future
While policies to address climate change become increasingly important, the need for a just transition becomes more pressing to ensure that decarbonisation provides a positive impact for both the environment and the communities most affected by job losses
Tuesdays budget will contain cuts to both USC and income tax, measures which will of course play to Fine Gaels key support base, however the government’s plan of a balanced … Continue Reading Budget 2019 and rural Ireland
Apple are a company much talked about in Ireland, the ongoing tax scandal and the governments refusal to collect tax money owed has caused justifiable anger as many people question … Continue Reading Athenry for Apple. Apple for Ireland?
Here at Beyond the pale we’ve taken a look at what budget 2018 will likely mean for rural communities, what is been given in the budget and more importantly what … Continue Reading Budget 2018 and rural Ireland
Vulture funds who have bought up large amounts of distressed loans are targeting Irish mortgages particularly farmers who borrowed to buy land during the Celtic Tiger with the … Continue Reading Vultures target Irish farms
The 2016 census showed an overall increase in the Irish population, however in several rural areas the population declined or remained the same, most notably Donegal which experienced a population decline of nearly 7,000. While OECD research in 2015 showed that 17% of people born in Ireland live abroad.
The Governments recent announcement of a 60 million euro plan for rural Ireland has been cautiously welcomed by rural interest groups. The current political turmoil and the extent of the … Continue Reading Rural Ireland for sale
A light has been shone on Ireland’s fishing industry over the past few months following the release of Risteard O Domhnaill’s documentary The Atlantic, and the controversy surrounding Super trawlers … Continue Reading Ireland and the common fisheries policy
As budget 2017 looms on the horizon different groups from opposition parties, to trade unions, to charities have launched their pre-budget submissions. While the government hints at planned tax cuts … Continue Reading budget 2017 what it means for rural ireland