David Hall, ICare Housing, welcomes mortgage-to-rent scheme changes

David Hall, CEO, ICare Housing and Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation: “Today’s announcement from Minister Coveney on the changes to the mortgage to rent criteria is very welcome. There are 35,000 families in mortgage arrears of greater than two years and many can’t afford their mortgage and face repossession. Given the current housing crisis, it is […]

September is National Microchipping Month

Irish dog owners are being urged to ‘Chip It Check It’ as part of a nationwide ‘National Chipping Month’ campaign during September.  The initiative highlights the benefits of microchipping pets, reminds pet owners to make sure that telephone numbers and contact details are up to date and correctly registered for their microchipped pet, with hundreds […]

IFA President Holds Discussions with Minister Coveney in Brussels on Cap Reform

IFA President John Bryan will meet the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and his officials in Brussels today, as the negotiations on CAP post-2013 step up. The Minister is attending a meeting of the Farm Council.   John Bryan said the key issue for Irish farmers is securing a fully-funded CAP Budget for both Pillar […]