Updated: 22/02/17 : 12:14:55
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Glanbia commitment to farmer support welcome - Healy

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wednesday) welcomed the commitment made by Glanbia to supporting farmer members in its proposal to bring Consumer Products and Agribusiness into a 60-40 joint venture encompassing GII.    On the creation of a €40m Member Support Fund, Mr Healy said, while such a fund would hopefully not be required for quite some time, it is a matter of fact that dairy markets and prices have become extremely [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/17 : 05:33:35
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Sligo-based survey plane may startle Mayo and Donegal stock

Livestock owners in Mayo and Donegal are being alerted to low-flying aircraft activity in there area which may startle their stock.The activity is on the back of the next phase of Tellus – a geological mapping project which collects geophysical and geochemical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland  is set to ‘take off’ Donegal in early March.Involving a low-flying plane equipped with state-of-the-art geophysical [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/02/17 : 05:05:33
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CETA deals a blow to Irish Beef Sector warns MEP Harkin

In the European Parliament, Independent MEP Marian Harkin voted  against the proposed EU trade agreement with Canada.She said:- “The perfect storm is gathering for the beef sector. We will have an extra 50,000 tons of tariff free Canadian beef entering the market. BREXIT will be happening which means there will be 60 million fewer consumers in the EU to use up the extra imports from Canada as well as the possibility of a hard BREXIT [...]  Read More...

Updated: 20/02/17 : 12:42:23
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Irish and French farmers to protect ANC areas

IFA Rural Development Committee Chairman Joe Brady has said there are sufficient flexibilities to protect areas currently designated as ANC in the EU wide review, if they are used to maximum effect.He said that following a meeting in Paris between IFA and the French organisation the FNSEA this week, it is clear that the French are exhausting all the flexibilities to keep areas designated through the use of data that reflects the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 20/02/17 : 12:47:45
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IFA reacts to hill walker's court case

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has noted today’s judgement, which has overturned damages to a claimant following an incident while walking on the Wicklow Mountains in 2013. Pat Dunne said, “The finding that an onus exists on the walker to have a duty of care is an important recognition from a landowner’s perspective.  This should help to ease the concerns of farmers”. The IFA hill farmers’ leader said, “Public [...]  Read More...