Start Of AEOS 1 Payments Must Be Extended Immediately To All 8,500 Farmers – IFA

IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley has said that the commencement of AEOS payments this week is long overdue and must be immediately extended to all farmers who applied for the scheme in 2010. Mr. Turley said the payments relate to the number of months farmers were in the scheme in 2010.  5,600 farmers had […]

IFA Reject Birdwatch Claims As Flawed And Misguided

In rejecting the allegations from Birdwatch Ireland, IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley pointed to the failings of environment groups, which forced destocking on upland commonage areas in the past. This resulted in many areas becoming overgrown, affecting farm viability and damaging natural habitats for birds. He said, “If the bird population is dropping, it’s […]