Updated: 14/10/14 : 16:41:48
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Comiskey welcomes positive farming budgetary measures

Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson for Agriculture and Senator for Sligo-North Leitrim Michael Comiskey has said that the measures contained in today’s Budget will make life easier for farming families and individuals who have sacrificed significantly over the past seven years.“Farming is our largest indigenous industry with an annual turnover of about €26 billion and 170,000 employees. It is not only important due to the number of people it [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/10/14 : 11:11:31
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IFA wants single body to solve aqua licensing problems

IFA President, Eddie Downey, said today (Thurs) that Minister Coveney must urgently pull all the various agencies and departments of the state together to solve the licensing problem in shellfish farming. “The agencies must be given a single task of meeting the Harvest 2020 and Ocean Wealth targets and a single, accountable body must be made responsible to government for breaking down the barriers to Irish businesses creating jobs and exports [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/10/14 : 11:13:52
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Last chance to register for IFA Dairy Farmer Conference

IFA’s major dairy farmer conference, “The Business of Dairy Farming Post 2015”, will be opened by IFA President Eddie Downey on Tuesday 21st October next in Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Those who wish to atttend need to register urgently to secure one of the free, but limited places. IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary, who will be chairing the Conference, said this was a crucial opportunity for potential new entrants and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 08/10/14 : 08:17:50
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Ireland set for growth in fish farming

The EU Commission has found for the second time that the public can have full confidence in Ireland’s scientifically proven controls and policies relating to sea lice control. “With this welcome confirmation of our world-class credentials, the industry is now poised to reach the international demand for sustainable high-quality seafood from the Irish coast,” according to the IFA’s Aquaculture Section, “Meeting EU and national targets for [...]  Read More...

Updated: 09/10/14 : 09:08:21
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Budget must deliver farm scheme funding

IFA President Eddie Downey has said that next Tuesday’s Budget must deliver funding for farm schemes and taxation measures to support the growth of the agriculture sector.Mr Downey, who will again lead an IFA delegation tomorrow to meet Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney on budget issues, said, “It is critical that funding in this budget is targeted at sectors that can provide a real return to the economy. Funding for farm schemes [...]  Read More...