Updated: 14/05/18 : 13:55:37
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Pilot agri-labour permit scheme welcomed as first step

IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Enterprise, Business and Innovation Heather Humphreys of a pilot labour permit scheme for the agriculture sector as a positive first step. “Irish agriculture, especially labour intensive and/or expanding sectors such as horticulture, dairy and pigs, has a genuine need of additional labour from outside Europe as we approach full employment and recovering EU economies [...]  Read More...

Updated: 14/05/18 : 13:59:09
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BPS applications deadline tomorrow - 15 May

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy is reminding the 20,000 farmers who have yet to submit a Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application that the deadline for applications is midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15th. Richard Kennedy said that, as of close of business Friday last, 109,483 applicants had lodged their applications with the Department of Agriculture. The Deputy President reminded farmers that all applications have to be [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/05/18 : 06:12:56
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China trade mission crucial as Brexit uncertainty persists

IFA President Joe Healy travelled to China yesterday day as part of a Ministerial trade mission, following the opening of the Chinese market for Irish beef last month. He is joined by Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan. Joe Healy said, “With over half of our beef exports currently going to the UK, and Brexit looming large, it has never been more important to diversify and develop our markets and, in that context, [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/05/18 : 07:39:09
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LacPatrick to disclose business details to potential bidders

Troubled dairy co-op LacPatrick will send details of the business to potential bidders this week, it is understood.Monaghan-headquartered LacPatrick said last month that it would seek a strategic partner for the business, which has been under pressure since the autumn in the face of falling milk prices.It has emerged that the co-op will send documents this week to four rivals, Glanbia, Lakelands, Aurivo and Dale Farm, which [...]  Read More...

Updated: 15/05/18 : 14:52:12
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Court of Appeal decision on public right of way welcomed by IFA

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the decision by the Court of Appeal to reject a claim that a public right of way existed over a landowner’s property in Co. Wicklow. Flor McCarthy said this is an important decision that protects the rights of landowners and it confirms that access to land can only be given by the landowner, unless a public right of way already exists. The IFA hill farmer leader said IFA has [...]  Read More...