Updated: 01/08/17 : 14:25:41
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Inland Fisheries Ireland must work with farmers - IFA

IFA’s Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called for State agencies such as Inland Fisheries Ireland to work with farmers in the ongoing efforts to safeguard our aquatic environment. Speaking as the Association prepares it submission to the Department of Local Government’s future water planning consultation, Thomas Cooney said, “The plethora of agencies that duplicate the water monitoring and evaluation roles must end. Agencies such [...]  Read More...

Updated: 02/08/17 : 06:48:57
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Brexit uncertainty must rule beef out of MERCOSUR - IFA

There is no room on the EU market for additional beef imports from Brazil or South America and it would be totally unacceptable to include beef in any trade deal offer by the EU to the Mercosur trading bloc in light of the uncertainty around Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy has said. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/07/17 : 14:08:16
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Greenway funding must be contingent on Code of Practice for landowners - IFA

IFA Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Department of Transport to make funding to local authorities for greenways to be contingent on the development of a Code of Practice for engaging with landowners. In a detailed submission to the Department of Transport, he described the level of engagement with landowners by local authorities on greenway developments to-date as haphazard and in some instances nonexistent. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 18/07/17 : 15:40:35
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IFA demands urgent review of inspections and appeals

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy demanded an urgent review of the inspection and appeals procedures within the Department of Agriculture at the meeting of the Farmer’s Charter review Group held in Portlaoise today. He said this was line with the commitments given at the recent Oireachtas Agriculture Committee hearing on the issues and he requested that the review would commence without delay. Richard Kennedy told the Charter Review [...]  Read More...

Updated: 19/07/17 : 07:50:21
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Co-Ops must ensure dairy farmers benefit from dairy upturn

As the GDT auction registers another small 0.2% rise today (Tuesday), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary called on co-ops to work harder on passing back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who after two years of challenging cash flow still have some way to go to rebalance their farm [...]  Read More...