Open Day In Gurteen College Will Highlight Potential For Energy In Agriculture

A major open day, Energy in Agriculture 2017 will take place at Gurteen College, Ballingarry, Roscrea on Tuesday, 22nd August. This FREE event will feature talks on all aspects of energy use and generation on fa00rm, practical demonstrations and sixty industry exhibitors.   Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD will open the event. He […]

Irish Cancer Society Calls On Outdoor Workers In Tipperary To Be SunSmart This Summer

The Irish Cancer Society has said that almost one in four (23%) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are from the construction, outdoor and farming industry. As it launches its annual SunSmart campaign, the Society said that farmers and construction workers in the Tipperary area need to be extra vigilant during the summer months.   […]

RSA & IFA Issue Joint Road Safety Appeal

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases over the summer months.   The appeal comes as many farmers around the country are beginning the silage cutting season.   Advising road users, Mr. […]

IFA Team Up With Concern & Self Help Africa At Ploughing Championships To Fundraise For Africa

The Irish Farmers’ Association will team up with Concern Worldwide and Self Help Africa at this year’s Ploughing Championships to raise funds for the relief effort in famine-torn East Africa. IFA President John Bryan said, “The farming community has always been very generous in supporting the work of charities in East Africa. Concern will use […]

Measures to Improve Competitiveness Through Land Mobility and Structural Change Vital to Achieve 2020 Targets – IFA

In a detailed submission to the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, IFA has set out the measures required to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of Irish agriculture through land mobility and structural change. IFA President John Bryan said, “IFA welcomes the commitment in the Programme for Government to promote greater land mobility, encourage involvement of […]

Farmers Expect Minister Coveney to Open AEOS This Week

IFA President John Bryan has said farmers leaving REPS3 expect a new AEOS Scheme to re-open this week to give them enough time to apply before the deadline of mid-May. John Bryan said, “The renewed confidence in the sector must be supported by a new AEOS for the 10,000 farmers who want to continue environmental […]

IFA Call For Immediate Re-opening of AEOS Scheme

IFA President John Bryan has called for the immediate opening of the AEOS scheme to allow farmers assess the scheme well in advance of the Single Farm Payment application deadline of mid-May. He said the commitment given in last year’s Budget was that 10,000 farmers would be allowed into the AEOS in 2011. This number […]