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wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and out-of-date veterinary medicines.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 […]

New Restrictions On Farm Tractors Are Grossly Unfair And Out Of Touch – Mattie McGrath18-

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the farming community has been left stunned by the decision of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to implement new measures regulating the NCT rules for farm tractors. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was confirmed that the RSA will now force tractors with a capacity greater or equal to […]

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 […]

Minister Creed Must Honour Stamp Duty Statement – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the Government must honour the commitment made by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that the increase in commercial stamp duty from 2% to 6%, announced in the Budget, would not apply to farmland. “The Minister must sit down with the Minister for Finance Pascal Donohoe as a matter of urgency […]

Renewables Plan Must Be Resourced And Support Farm Scale – IFA

IFA’s Renewables Chairman James Murphy has called on Energy Minister Denis Naughten to progress the proposed renewable heat and renewable electricity schemes, and ensure that the schemes are adequately funded and directed towards farm-scale renewable projects. Speaking following a meeting with Minister Naughten last week, James Murphy said, “The message from the recent meeting of […]

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 […]

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