Deadline Extension For Completion Of Glas Watercourse Actions Welcomed By IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman, Flor McCarthy has welcomed the extension by the Department of Agriculture of the deadline for completion of fencing off watercourses and riparian zones under the GLAS scheme.   The deadline has been extended from the 31st March 2016 to the 31st July 2016.   IFA’s Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy had called for […]

Partnerships And ANCs – IFA Gets Clarification

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the clarification by the Department of Agriculture on the qualification of farmers in partnerships for ANC payment.   Flor McCarthy said that for 2016 the partnership must apply for BPS using the online system. ANC payment is also applied for by ticking the appropriate box on the […]

IFA Executive Council Decides Presidential Elections Will Be Under One Member One Vote

The IFA Executive Council has agreed a number of rule changes ahead of the national elections that will take place in April.   The Executive Council has decided to move to One Member One Vote (OMOV), instead of a weighted branch vote, for the election of the next President and Deputy President of the IFA. […]

GLAS Commonage Farmers Shortchanged on Part Payment

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to instruct his Department to allow for a higher GLAS payment to be made in the part payment to commonage farmers.   Flor McCarthy said that the Department is paying the full three-month payment to any commonage farmers on the […]

Three Candidates to Contest IFA Presidential Election

The IFA National Returning Officer Jer Bergin has confirmed that three nominations for the position of President of the Irish Farmers Association have been received by this evening’s deadline.   Henry Burns (Laois), Joe Healy (Galway), and Flor McCarthy (Kerry) will contest the election to be held in April.   Each of the candidates has […]