Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business is not considered. This […]

AA Warns Motorists As Storm Helene Weather Warning Extended

AA Ireland is warning motorists to exercise additional caution in the coming days as large amounts of rainfall are expected as the remnants of tropical Storm Helene pass over Ireland. The warning to motorists came after Met Eireann extended a Status Yellow – Rainfall warning to five counties, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, which […]

Giving it wellie! Solus Search for the #BrightestBoots at the Ploughing

The Ploughing Championships | Tullamore | September 18th – 20th   Holly Brady (6) from Santry and Noah Lynch (6) from Glasnevin launched the search for the Brightest Boots at the National Ploughing Championships coming up from September 18th -20st in Tullamore. Solus Light Bulbs are inviting all budding farmers and visitors to the National […]

Farmers Encouraged To Recycle Used Tyres At New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers. Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old […]

IFA Opposes Land Sale In Co. Meath By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association is opposing the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by vulture fund Promontoria, which is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts.   The land is due to be sold by online auction in the coming weeks.  IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton […]

Dairy Farmers Need Higher Milk Prices To Fund Fodder Purchases

Speaking after the IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said representatives from all around the country were vocal and frustrated: dairy farmers’ backs are to the wall, and only higher milk prices – starting with 1c/l for August milk – will help with the massive expenditure increase on fodder and feed necessary to keep the […]

IFA Says Hill Farmers Being Shortchanged On Environmental Scheme

IFA President Joe Healy has said that the current environmental scheme available to farmers in Hill areas is inadequate and needs to be improved in the upcoming CAP negotiations.   Speaking at the annual IFA Hill Sheep Forum in Westport today, the IFA President said that GLAS does not reward farmers satisfactorily.  It does not […]

EU Trade Talks With Mercosur Have No Credibility – IFA

With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom enough is enough.   Joe Healy said, “With major uncertainty over Brexit and only contempt […]

‘Farming for Nature Awards’ celebrating farmers across Ireland who are managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature

A new initiative has been launched which aims to source, share and celebrate stories of farmers across Ireland who are considered to be managing their land and livestock in a way that benefits nature. The national Farming for Nature Award is sponsored by Bord Bia and supported by a wide range of farming and conservation interests including […]

Mixer Wagon Rental Scheme Luanched To Support Irish Farmers Affected By Drought

Summer 2018 has proved very challenging for Irish farmers. Unpredicted drought conditions have resulted in extreme difficulties for farmers feeding their livestock, and many have been forced to incorporate a range of different forages and concentrates into their animal’s diets. In response to this, KEENAN is giving farmers who do not own or have access […]

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