Success of Recreation Strategy Relies on Recognising Landowners

Speaking after the launch of ‘Embracing Ireland’s Outdoors – National Outdoor Recreation Strategy 2023-2027’, IFA Hill Farming Chairman Caillin Conneely said it’s a positive first step in addressing concerns of landowners surrounding access to land for recreational use.   “Recreational activities can bring huge economic benefits for rural communities. However, the role of the landowner […]

Factories Short-changing Farmers by up to €6m Per Week

Speaking at the IFA Beef meeting in Portlaoise tonight attended by over 300 people, IFA President Tim Cullinan said that the farmers were being short-changed by €6m a week based on the Bord Bia beef price tracker. “The Bord Bia tracker has brought more transparency to beef price and we can now see that Irish […]

Exclusion of Farmers from Proposed Energy Support Scheme Totally Unacceptable – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan said that he understands that the Government intends to exclude farmers from the proposed Direct Energy Support Scheme reported in the media yesterday. “It is completely unacceptable, and a further blow to a farming sector greatly exposed by the cost of living crisis” he said. “Irish farmers have been hit with […]

Female Farmers Urged to Make PRSI Contributions and Plan for Future Pensions

IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle has urged female farmers to take the time to check what PRSI contributions they have made to date and ensure that they are making a contribution when carrying out tax returns this year. “As we approach the closing part of the year, consideration should be given […]

IFA Welcomes Minister’s Comments of Horse Farmers’ Inclusion in TAMS Scheme

IFA Horse Project Team Chair Richard Kennedy has welcomed comments made by the Minister McConalogue at the launch of the Dublin Horse Show last week, that he plans to include investments in the equine sector under TAMS in the next CAP regime beginning in January 2023. “The IFA Horse Project Team along with the full […]

Potato Planting Under Threat Unless Growers are Supported

IFA National Potato Chairman Sean Ryan said spiralling input costs will lead to less planting of potatoes.  He said the margin for growing potatoes has always been tight, but the upcoming season will not be viable if growers don’t get price increases.   “Many growers will simply not plant. They had to pay up-front to […]

IFA & An Garda Síochána Join Forces With The National Rural Safety Forum for National Community Engagement Day

An Garda Síochána, IFA and the members of the National Rural Safety Forum will invite local community members to partake in the National Community Engagement Day this Wed, April 27th.   IFA President, Tim Cullinan said IFA are delighted to work alongside An Garda Síochána to see how best we can keep our rural communities […]

Reopening of Organic Farm Scheme must be properly administered – IFA

IFA Organic Project Team Chairman, Nigel Renaghan acknowledges that the re-opening of the Organic Farm Scheme announced today is positive, however, historic failings cannot be repeated. The organic farming budget for 2022 has been increased by a further €5m for new entrants. Given the ambition to grow organic farming set out both at European level and under the […]

Farmers Adapting to Climate Action Will Have to be Properly Supported

IFA Livestock Chairman Brendan Golden said the Advantage Beef Programme launched by ABP is an attempt to promote younger age of slaughter for cattle sourced from suckler and dairy herds while also promoting lower levels of antibiotic usage.   He said the programme is clearly seeking to react to the increased societal demands on climate […]

IFA to Meet Lidl Management Next Week

IFA President Tim Cullinan said Lidl has agreed to meet IFA next week to discuss the income crisis at farm level and how retailers can support producers.   The confirmation came as farmers completed 24-hour protests in Cavan and Monaghan.   Tim Cullinan said IFA will have a clear message for the senior management in […]

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