Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

It’s Application Time for the Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme

The Waterways Ireland 2019 Event Programme is now open for 2019. The programme welcomes applications from waterway and waterside communities seeking support to start and grow sustainable events.   Taking place annually for the past 13 years the Programme has supported competitions, learning experiences, community, historical and educational events for people with and without disabilities […]

IFA and ICMSA claims undermine urgent need for real climate action and protection of rural communities

Industry organisations misrepresent Citizens’ Assembly proposals on climate change at Oireachtas Committee The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition* refutes claims made by the IFA and ICMSA at Wednesday’s (12th Dec) session of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action. The IFA and ICMSA misrepresented and unfairly rejected the Citizens’ Assembly recommendations in relation to climate action […]

IFA Launch Christmas Food Producers’ Campaign & Warn Retailers Against Discounting Of Fresh Produce

Ahead of the two biggest shopping weekends of the year, IFA President Joe Healy has warned retailers against discounting fresh produce in the run-up to Christmas.   “Using farm produce as a tool to drive footfall undermines Irish production and the financial viability of specialist growers and producers. Farmers have invested hugely in their businesses […]

Agri Aware urges consumers to support Irish Farmers and Food Producers this festive season

This holiday season Agri Aware, the independent Irish agri-food educational body, is asking shoppers to think local and support Irish farmers and food producers when purchasing food this festive season. With 1 in 8 jobs in Ireland linked to the agri-food sector, shopping locally for your Christmas dinner helps rural communities survive and thrive. Ireland’s […]

Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the scheduled parliamentary vote on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement […]

Irish people making it easy for burglars, warns AA, with over 26% hiding presents in wardrobes

The AA is warning Irish home owners to be more imaginative when it comes to hiding Christmas presents in order to reduce their risk of losing everything in the event of a burglary.   A recent AA Home Insurance study, found that over a quarter (26.6%) of Irish people hide Christmas presents in a wardrobe, […]

Toyota Ireland launches the 13th Annual Dream Car Art Contest for u15s

Young Irish artists aged 15 and under can enter their submissions by February 15th, 2019, to be in with a chance to win a trip to Japan   Toyota Ireland is delighted to announce that promising Irish artists under the age of 15 can now enter submissions for the 13th annual Toyota Dream Car Art […]

Ifac are Urging Farmers to Prepare for PAYE Changes

Changes are coming to how farmers manage their employees PAYE. James Farrell, partner at Ifac’s Offaly office takes a look at what this means and how you should prepare in advance of the 1st of January   If you are a farmer with employee’s or even one employee your PAYE system is going to get a […]

Irish households and businesses need to improve their waste separation

 “That doesn’t belong there!” is the key message from the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest report which examined what Irish households and businesses are putting in their bins. The study found that; The increased use of brown bins in the past ten years has resulted in a significant reduction in organic waste (food and garden waste) […]

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