Heritage Bill Proposals Will Allow For Better Land Management – IFA

The Heritage Bill proposals to extend the periods during which hedge-cutting and gorse burning are permitted should be supported to allow farmers necessary flexibilities to properly manage hedgerows and uplands, IFA National Hill Chairman Pat Dunne told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (Wed).   Pat Dunne said, “Farmers understand […]

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 […]

Court Judgement On Hill Walking Of Serious Concern To Farmers

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has expressed concern on behalf of hill farmers at the recent court judgement awarding damages to a claimant following an incident while walking on the Wicklow Mountains.   While the judgement relates to property owned by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, farmers will be very wary of the […]

IFA Spells Out 16 Issues For The Survival Of Farming In Hill Areas To Election Candidates

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has said the prospective TDs must give a strong commitment that hill farming issues will be to the fore in the next Government.   Pat Dunne pointed out, that incomes of hill farmers are the lowest, according to the 2014 Teagasc National Farm Survey. The average farm income in […]