IFA Reaction To Stamp Duty Changes

IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the move by the Government today to remove the upper age limit for family transfers as it reduces the stamp duty liability from 6% to 1%. “This adjustment will allow more families to carry out a lifetime transfer at the rate of 1% rather than the 6% rate.”   […]

Farm Hazardous Waste Collections

Farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. Hazardous wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and out-of-date veterinary medicines. The removal of these potentially dangerous […]

IFA Calls on Co-Ops To Co-ordinate Efforts To Help Farmers After Hurricane Ophelia

IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency.   Sean O’Leary said, “The most pressing problem on farms is where they are left without electricity after a power outage which […]

Smart Farming Exceeds Cost Saving Target By 74%

The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme.   Smart Farming is a voluntary initiative led by IFA, in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency. 1,000 farmers will have participated in the programme by the end […]

Bord Bia And IFA Visit Turkey On Live Cattle Exports

Speaking from Ankara, Turkey, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said that from the positive discussions with the ESK (Turkish Meat and Milk Board), it is clear Turkey has an import requirement for 500,000 head of live cattle each year. He said, “Based on the discussion we had, Ireland could supply up to 100,000 head […]

Smart Farming Progress Report To Launch On World Food Day

The Smart Farming Progress Report 2017 will be launched on World Food Day, Monday, October 16th in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin.   Smart Farming works with farmers to identify ways to improve returns on their farm while enhancing the environment. The initiative is led by the IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency […]

LIT Scientist and Thurles native proves existence of pure native Irish Honey Bee, Apis mellifera mellifera – the native black bee previously feared extinct

A Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) scientist has proven beyond any doubt that the pure native Irish Honey Bee – Apis mellifera mellifera is not extinct as previously feared, but still exists on the island of Ireland.   Applied Science Postgraduate Jack Hassett from Thurles has discovered that millions of the pure native species are […]

IFA Welcomes Commencement Of Shannon Maintenance Work

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the commencement of maintenance work on the River Shannon, and called for a continuous programme that will help address the ongoing problems of summer flooding and mitigate flooding in winter.   At a meeting with OPW Minister, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran yesterday, Padraic Joyce acknowledged that after many […]

Changes To Knowledge Transfer Programme Must Be Built Upon – IFA

IFA has received confirmation that a number of changes the Association had sought to the Knowledge Transfer Scheme are to be introduced.   Speaking following a meeting with the Department of Agriculture on the scheme, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said that the changes to the Knowledge Transfer Programme to make it more workable must […]

Minister Daly Gives IFA Commitment On the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Scheme

An IFA delegation, led by President, Joe Healy and Farm Family & Social Affairs Chairperson, Maura Canning met with Jim Daly, Minister for Older People as part of the IFA’s ongoing campaign to secure changes to the Fair Deal scheme to protect the future viability of the family farm.   Speaking after the meeting, IFA […]

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