Updated: 31/08/15 : 07:29:55
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TAMS 1 closing date extended for Sligo farmers with work underway

Fine Gael Senator for Sligo-Leitrim Michael Comiskey has received confirmation from the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD that there will a degree of flexibility to the time allowed to complete projects under TAMS 1. This will apply where work has already commenced and Minister Coveney has extended the closing date to the 14th September 2015.“The Government is aware that in certain cases where work has [...]  Read More...

Updated: 31/08/15 : 08:23:02
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Minister must allow all GLAS applicants into scheme

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has called on Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney to accept all applicants who applied for GLAS. The report that 500 of the 27,000 farmers who applied will be rejected as they did not reach the points threshold of 16.3 is totally unacceptable. Flor McCarthy pointed out that the points system to gain entry was only communicated to planners three weeks before the closing date. “Some plans [...]  Read More...

Updated: 01/09/15 : 06:24:26
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IFA protest calls for EU Commission action on farm incomes

Addressing farmers from every sector and every part of the country at a protest outside the EU Commission offices in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Eddie Downey said immediate action by the EU Commission is needed to resolve the income crisis facing farming, and especially the grain, dairy and pigs sectors. He said the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has to move now to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. Eddie [...]  Read More...

Updated: 07/08/15 : 16:57:56
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We can’t let Fianna Fáil destroy Sligo agriculture again – Perry

Today John Perry has said that we cannot let Fianna Fáil destroy the farming and agri-food sectors in Sligo.“The Sligo agri-food sector was badly hit after the economic devastation Fianna Fáil wreaked upon rural Ireland. However a recovery is slowly taking hold. While I know that not everyone is feeling it yet, agriculture and the agri-food sectors are beginning to thrive and now offer sustainable careers for people right across the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 01/08/15 : 05:46:04
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IFA warns farmers approached by solar development companies

IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has issued a strong caution to farmers who are approached by solar development companies and requested to sign option agreements. He has advised them to read all details in the contract, get independent legal advice and become fully aware of any restrictions that may be imposed on their existing farming practices, before signing any contract. Mr O’Leary warned that an adequate policy framework for solar [...]  Read More...