IFA Sets Priorities On CAP Rural Development

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must deliver a well-financed and ambitious Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the forthcoming CAP negotiations – that was the clear message from the IFA National Rural Development Committee meeting.   As a first priority it is vital that the funding available in the current RDP is fully utilised, Rural Development […]

Flexibility Can Be Used In ANC Review – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said sufficient flexibilities are available to ensure that ANC payments can increase and that areas currently designated can be fully protected in the upcoming review of ANC areas in Ireland.   Speaking at a special COPA meeting on the role of ANC payments in the CAP post-2020 today […]

Oustanding Payments Must Be Made To Farmers Immediately – IFA

All outstanding farm scheme payments must be made as a matter urgency in light of the current fodder crisis, IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has insisted.   Almost 70,000 farmers are awaiting outstanding payments worth €30m under GLAS and the Sheep Welfare Scheme.   The immediate payment of outstanding monies is one of a […]

Agri Aware Ttakes To The Stage At Electric Picnic!

Agri Aware Ireland’s agri-food educational body made its very first music festival appearance at Electric Picnic last weekend (September 2nd and 3rd) ! Agri Aware’s exhibit which was in the Global Green Ecolvillage  was unmissable with it’s traditional red hayshed as a centre piece home to host of activities to help visitors learn about the […]

IFA Urges Speedier TAMS Payments

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has urged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to speed up TAMS payments to farmers who have completed their work and sent in all required documentation to the Department of Agriculture.   In excess of 650 farmers are urgently awaiting grant aid for investments they have made on their farms. […]

€60m Regional Enterprise Development Fund Open For Applications

On Thursday, 22 June a regional information session will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland for those interested in obtaining further information, and those who may be interested in submitting applications under the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund. The event will take place at The Strand Hotel, Limerick from 8-10am. Attendance is free, but please register […]

Rural Post Offices Need Government Support – Carthy

The Sinn Féin member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, Matt Carthy, has welcomed the report authored by Bobby Kerr which includes a recommendation that isolated post offices across the state should receive up to €20,000 a year in government subsidies to stay alive. However Mr. Carthy said that the survival of […]

GLAS Commonage Farmers Shortchanged on Part Payment

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to instruct his Department to allow for a higher GLAS payment to be made in the part payment to commonage farmers.   Flor McCarthy said that the Department is paying the full three-month payment to any commonage farmers on the […]

IFA Welcomes New Tams II Schemes

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney of the introduction of two additional TAM II schemes under the Rural Development Programme. He said that all remaining schemes should be open by the end of the month. This scheme is vital for the long-term future of agriculture, while boosting economic […]

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