IFA Urges Speedier TAMS Payments

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has urged Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to speed up TAMS payments to farmers who have completed their work and sent in all required documentation to the Department of Agriculture.   In excess of 650 farmers are urgently awaiting grant aid for investments they have made on their farms. […]

IFA Welcomes Immediate Opening Of TAMS Sheep Fencing Scheme

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has welcomed the opening of the TAMS sheep fencing scheme for farmers who want to make an application before the close of the existing tranche of the scheme on June 24th.   Joe Brady said this is an important development and IFA had argued to the Minister and the […]

IFA Urges Farmers To Make BPS Applications By Next Monday

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has reminded farmers that the deadline for the 2016 BPS application is next Monday, 16th May and he urged farmers to ensure that their applications are in on time.   The Department of Agriculture has informed IFA that extended opening hours will operate at the Department’s Portlaoise office to assist […]

IFA Welcomes Flexibility On Tams I Deadline

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the Minister’s announcement that he is extending the deadline by two weeks for completion of work under TAMS.  It means the original deadline of Monday, 31st August has been moved to 14th September. Flor McCarthy said the previous deadline was too tight for farmers to get work […]

Young Farmer Grant Scheme

IFA President Eddie Downey said that the opening of 60% TAMS II grant scheme for young farmers by Minister Coveney today is welcome but must be immediately followed by the opening of the scheme for all other farmers.   The IFA President said in the Rural Development Plan 2014-2020, €395m is available for the TAMS […]