Make Savings Through Smart Farming At National Ploughing Championships

All farmers are invited to visit the Smart Farming Team at the IFA Stand during the National Ploughing Championships next week to find out how they could make savings of up to €5,000 thorough the cost savings programme. IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney said the programme offers an important double dividend, with the potential to […]

Time For Farmers To Be Heard In The Shannon Pipeline Debate – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has urged all farmers and their families who may be impacted by the proposed project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin to attend the Irish Water organised consultation meetings starting this week.   Thomas Cooney said, “The landowner is the most important stakeholder in […]

Concerns Of All Landowners Impacted By Propose Water Project Must Be Heard – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney, has described proposals to pipe water from the southern part of the Shannon in County Tipperary, right across the country to south west Dublin, as “one of the most intrusive infrastructure developments to be imposed on landowners since the development of the motorway roads network over a […]

Carbon Sinks From Agriculture And Forestry Continue To Play Important Role In Current EU Climate Talks – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has received confirmation from the Department of Agriculture that the mitigation potential from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, particularly from afforestation, continues to be included in the ongoing negotiations with the European Commission for a Climate and Energy Framework to 2030.   He said, “Thousands of farm families […]

Increased Enforcement Of Scrap Metal Laws Required To Deter Thefts – IFA

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on local authorities and An Garda Síochána to increase enforcement activity to ensure that metal thefts across rural Ireland do not increase further.   Speaking after a meeting of the National Metal Theft Forum he said, “IFA successfully lobbied for the introduction of new track […]