Updated: 26/04/17 : 05:05:45
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Positive meeting for INHFA delegation in Brussels

Representatives of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) met officials of the European Commission in Brussels today, Tuesday, April 25th.  The meeting was organised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.The meeting arose as a result of issues raised at a series of public meetings which the INHFA organised to obtain the views of farmers on the new Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme.  The positive news [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/04/17 : 05:09:21
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Hen Harrier scheme must benefit farmers

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has urged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to ensure that a significant amount of the allocation to the Hen Harrier Locally-Led Scheme benefits farmers.Welcoming the announcement by Minister Creed that a project team has been appointed, Pat Dunne said it is now important that the team gets to work immediately with farmers so that schemes can be devised that will help to address the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/04/17 : 05:13:09
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Lifting of poultry restrictions welcomed by IFA

IFA National Poultry Chairman Nigel Renaghan has welcomed today’s announcement by the Department of Agriculture that the requirement to house poultry to protect against avian influenza has been lifted. The Poultry Chairman said the measures implemented by farmers and the Department of Agriculture have ensured avian flu did not affect the commercial poultry flock, securing the internationally recognised high health status of the national [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/04/17 : 05:19:44
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Politicians must put farming top of Brexit agenda - Healy

Brexit is the greatest threat to Irish farming in our lifetimes and there is a huge responsibility on Irish, EU and UK politicians to get the negotiations right, IFA President Joe Healy said this week.  The IFA President was speaking at a major IFA event attended by more than 800 farmers and addressed by EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed as well as farming and agri-food industry [...]  Read More...

Updated: 26/04/17 : 05:26:18
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Border and trade issues discussed with Foreign Affairs minister

IFA President Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture.Joe Healy said, “Ireland is the most exposed EU member state in Brexit negotiations, and with 40% of our agri-food exports going to the UK each year, agriculture is the most exposed Irish sector. The Government’s position on Brexit must reflect the unique difficulties Irish agriculture [...]  Read More...