Farmers will have to cut emissions by more than 22 per cent, according to the Minister for the Environment.

Final negotiations on the climate action plan are ongoing with the agriculture sector having to cut emissions by somewhere between 22 and 30 per cent.

Some Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil TDs have said farmers should only have to cut emissions by the minimum level allowed.

That's despite a new EPA report today showing Ireland's overall carbon emissions increased by 5 per cent last year.

Minister Eamon Ryan says final negotiations with the Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue will conclude shortly...

 

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