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 […]

More Recognition Given To Farm Losses On Flooded Land – IFA

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the new criteria issued by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for determining whether and to what extent projects will get supported under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.   Padraic Joyce said IFA raised this issue some time ago and had presented detailed […]

Major IFA Rally To Protect ANCs Taking Place On Friday

IFA is organising a major rally in the Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday 2nd December at 8pm to highlight the importance of Areas of Natural Constraint (ANCs) payments and to improve payments and protect areas in the upcoming 2017 Review of ANCs.   IFA Connacht Regional Chairman Padraic Joyce, said that it is vitally important […]

IFA Impresses On Minister Canney Need For Action On Flooding

At a meeting with OPW Minister Sean Canney, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers have an expectation that significant efforts will be made to alleviate flooding, which has become more frequent in recent times.   Joe Healy said the consultation on the recently published Draft Shannon CFRAM is an opportunity to put in place measures […]