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IFA Welcomes Commencement Of Tams Approvals

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the commencement of TAMS approvals this week. Approvals have commenced for dairy investments under the Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme and approvals for Priority One Dairy Equipment cases are also to issue before Christmas. Flor McCarthy said these approvals are long overdue but welcome to those farmers who ...

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€41million given back to Environment in the middle of a national crisis – McGrath

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIndependent TD Mattie McGrath has asked the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to provide a full list of all the funding applications his Department have denied over the course of the last year. Deputy McGrath said he was prompted to do so having voted against the return of over €40 million back to the Paymaster ...

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IFA Calls For Government To Recognise Farmers In Flood Support

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberIFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has said he is disappointed Taoiseach, Enda Kenny does not recognise the extent of damage caused to farms following recent flooding. Commenting on the Taoiseach’s statement in the Dail yesterday that flooded farmland is outside the boundaries of the ‘flood risk areas’ and that he does not see them being ...

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Minister Coveney Must Stand Up For Farmers At The Beef Forum – IFA

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberSpeaking at today’s meeting of the Beef Forum in Dublin, IFA National Livestock Committee Chairman Henry Burns said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must stand up for farmers and make it abundantly clear to the factories that there can be no price cuts or dual pricing under the Quality Payment System for weight, age, breed ...

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Co-ordinated Approach To Assist Farmers Affected By Flooding Agreed

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberAt the meeting this week IFA, Teagasc and the Department of Agriculture, agreed to work closely together in a co-ordinated way to assess the difficulties being experienced on farms as a result of flooding and any impact of fodder loss or damage to buildings. Tom Turley, IFA Flood Project Team Chairman welcomed the commitment from Teagasc ...

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Minister Alan Kelly allocates €8 million to Local Authorities

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberMinister Alan Kelly allocates €8 million to Local Authorities to facilitate and support the cost of clean-up in communities in the aftermath of Storm Desmond Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has today (15 December, 2015) announced that he will provide local authorities with an additional €8 million in financial assistance ...

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IFA Reacts To Cso Preliminary Estimate Of Farm Income 2015

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberCommenting on the CSO Preliminary Estimate of Farm Income 2015, IFA Farm Business Chairman Tom Doyle said, “While the estimates from the CSO show a marginal rise in 2015 in the order of 4%, they really highlight the significant negative impact falling milk prices have had on dairy farm income.” IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary added, ...

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IFA Seeks Basic Payment Eligibility Of Lands Used For Solar

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberJames Murphy, IFA South Leinster Chairman and Renewables Project Team Leader, has confirmed that discussions have commenced with the Department of Agriculture to progress the case that farmers who have solar projects on their land and also farm the land should be able to draw down the annual basic payment. “Farmers right across the country are ...

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Coveney Announces €45 Million In AEOS Payments Before Christmas

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberThe Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, announced today that AEOS payments are to commence this week. The Minister said: “following the completion of detailed verification checks by his Department, which are required under EU regulations, AEOS payments will begin this week and in excess of €45 million will be paid out ...

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Coveney Launches Food Wise Implementation Plan

Facebook Twitter Gmail WhatsApp ViberThe Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced the publication of the Implementation Plan for Food Wise 2025.  Food Wise 2025, the new strategy for the development of the agri food sector over the next decade, was drawn up by an independent committee of stakeholders and experts, and launched by the ...

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