Apply For New €40 Suckler Cow Beep Pilot Scheme – IFA

With the new €40 per cow BEEP (Beef Environmental and Efficiency Pilot) scheme for sucklers open, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods strongly encouraged suckler farmers to apply for the new scheme and draw down the €40 per cow payment. The application period runs from February 4th to February 22nd.   He said IFA fought a […]

Top Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice from Carzone

This week, temperatures are predicted to drop across the country with snow and ice forecast in the coming day. Motorists will be encouraged to drive with caution as these weather conditions can be unsettling, dangerous and at time hazardous. The car buying experts at Carzone have put together some helpful tips for motorists to stay […]

Farmers Will Respond To Positive Climate Action Incentives – IFA

Addressing the climate session on the 2nd day of the IFA AGM, IFA President Joe Healy said if Government is serious about addressing climate change and empowering farmers to participate, it should not force a farmer out of an enterprise. It should be about creating economically and environmentally sustainable options for farmers to increase their incomes […]

ALONE encourage public to check in on older neighbours during cold spell

ALONE is urging older people to take extra care following the status yellow weather warning issued nationwide by Met Éireann. Significant accumulations of snow and temperatures as low as -3C are expected as part of the warning, which is in place from Tuesday morning until 6pm on Saturday.   ALONE is advising older people who […]

Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Launched

Elite high-performance academy launched Former National and Tarmac Rally Champion John Coyne providing support for future rally stars Motorsport Ireland is delighted to announce the launch of the Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy. The academy is being established to provide promising young drivers with a pathway from the junior rallying ranks through to competing at World […]

Offaly residents: Buying or selling your home? New system can save time and money on property transactions

Buying and selling property in Offaly has become more streamlined and efficient with the introduction of a new conveyancing system that requires title investigation before contracts are signed. Since 1 January 2019 a faster, more efficient and cost-effective system for buying and selling property has come into force. The new ‘pre-contract investigation of title’ (PCIT) […]

IFA Welcomes Additional Thinning Grant For Broadleaf Forests

IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Vincent Nally has welcomed the introduction of a grant of up to €500 per hectare to support farmers to undertake second thinning operations in broadleaf forests, under the Woodland Improvement Scheme (WIS).   “Many farmers have delayed thinning operations following the Department’s announcement late last February that an additional grant would […]

Offaly entrepreneurs: passing a business on to the next generation? Four questions can avoid a gift becoming a curse

The transfer of a family business from one generation to the next has the potential to create tension and conflict   The Law Society of Ireland recommends that Offaly business owners and the next generation plan ahead and develop a family agreement   Answering four questions can help avoid a gift becoming a curse “Family […]

Search is on for best young Food Entrepreneurs in Offaly

Registration is now open for GROW2CEO – a unique competition to find Irelands’ next young food entrepreneurs. GROW2CEO is a collaboration between Cully & Sully and GIY. The campaign was launched today in Cork by food entrepreneur Cullen Allen from Cully & Sully and Mick Kelly founder of GIY. GROW2CEO will give students and teenagers […]

Research to help deliver a low carbon, sustainable and healthy future – EPA announces €12.2 million Government of Ireland funding for environmental research

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced awards totalling €12.2 million to fund new environmental research projects. The EPA environmental research programme is a Government of Ireland initiative, funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment. The new EPA research projects funded will address a wide range of topics, including: Implementation of the […]

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