Minister Charlie McConalogue T.D. today announced that the new national agri-environment scheme, proposed as part of Ireland’s draft CAP Strategic Plan (CSP), will be known as the Agri-Climate Rural Environment Scheme (‘ACRES’).

The Irish Revolution left behind it countless tales of heroism, of idealism, of sacrifice and of hardship. They have ensured that for a century families and communities throughout our country have maintained a deep personal link to those times...