Updated: 25/09/16 : 11:31:49
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Waste tyre charge proposal unacceptable to farmers

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has described Minister Naughten’s proposal to impose a new charging regime on farmers when they buy tyres for agricultural machinery as an unacceptable cost burden for farm families, and a free pass for tyre manufacturers and distributors. Thomas Cooney said, “The Government’s proposal to force farm families to pay an end user charge allow tyre companies to escape their environmental obligation, as [...]  Read More...

Updated: 22/09/16 : 13:10:53
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Farmers in Sligo & Leitrim get €10.77 Million

Fine Gael TD, for Sligo Leitrim, Tony McLoughlin has welcomed the fact that farmers in Co. Sligo and Co. Leitrim have received €10,771,333 in payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.“My colleague, Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, today announced that payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme and Areas of Specific Constraint (Islands) scheme, worth over €140 million, have started issuing to [...]  Read More...

Updated: 22/09/16 : 14:56:43
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Text Alert Groups rebate incentive

On the last day of the Ploughing Championships 2016, the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced a major new incentive for Text Alert Groups. The new Text Alert Rebate Scheme, which will be administered by Muintir na Tíre, will provide increased funding for all eligible Text Alert Groups.Speaking as she visited the National Ploughing Championships today, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald announced that [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/09/16 : 12:25:41
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RDP measures could have gone further

IFA Rural Development Committee Joe Brady has said that the introduction of new measures to the Rural Development Plan is welcome, however further changes to schemes would have helped uptake in the €4bn seven-year programme. He said it is now important that an early EU decision is secured so that the changes to the RDP can be implemented from January 1st 2017. Speaking following a meeting of the RDP Monitoring Committee in [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/09/16 : 12:30:11
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New €10 per ewe sheep scheme presented

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said details of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme were presented to IFA at a meeting of the Rural Development Monitoring Committee this week. John Lynskey said the new scheme is a very positive development for the sheep sector. He said following an intensive campaign in the lead up to the General Election, IFA secured €25m additional funding for the new scheme in the Programme for [...]  Read More...