New incentives for Farmers to Invest in Farm Safety Equipment

IFA National Farm Business Chairperson Rose Mary McDonagh has welcomed the inclusion in the Finance Act 2020 of updated Accelerated Capital Allowances for farm safety equipment.   The new scheme allows for 50% capital allowances per annum for two years for eligible equipment. Eligible equipment includes chemical storage cabinets and anti-backing gates, as well as […]

Tipp based NRGE Ltd short-listed as Finalist in SFA National Small Business Awards 2021 in Sustainability Category

Tipperary based company NRGE Ltd has been short-listed as a Finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2021 in the Sustainability Category. NRGE, based in Lattin Co Tipperary is involved in the compliance management of more than 30 EPA licensed Pig and Poultry facilities. Projects include the recovery of the manure produced on the […]

IFA Potato Chairman Says Retailers Are Causing Food Waste

IFA Potato Chairman Thomas McKeown has called on all retailers to recognise the work of potato farmers and to consider the economic sustainability of the Irish potato sector.   In recent weeks some retailers have raised the specs on potatoes to unattainable levels. This is hitting producer incomes and leading to high levels of food […]

Overall winner of Teagasc Forest Photo Competition announced

From the beautiful location of the Phoenix Park, Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity, Senator Pippa Hackett today Tuesday, 8 December, announced the overall winner of the Teagasc forest photo competition entitled ‘Celebrating Our Forests’. The worthy winner is Ms. Jane Walsh from Rosses Point in County Sligo. Jane’s winning image, entitled ‘The […]

Ifac advises Tipperary pension holders to diversify to protect their funds from events such as COVID-19

by Martin Glennon, Head of ifac Financial Planning. Since COVID-19 struck in February, we have seen a huge hit to world economies. The recent announcements of various vaccines have given hope that 2021 will be more “normal”, and the imposed house arrest has given many of us a taste of what retirement could look like. But how […]

Farmers set to take the biggest Brexit hit – IFA President tells Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture this afternoon, IFA President Tim Cullinan said regardless of the final outcome on Brexit, Irish agriculture and Irish farmers stand to lose out most.   “Whether or not a limited deal is achieved, the impact will be a deterioration of trade – what is at issue is the degree […]

Teagasc Dairy Roadmap published at Virtual Dairy Conference

The Teagasc 2027 Sectoral Roadmap: Dairy was launched today by Liam Herlihy, Chairman of the Teagasc Authority, at the second day of the 2020 Teagasc Virtual Dairy Conference. He said; “looking to the future, it is inevitable that changes and challenges will occur, and we as dairy farmers must embrace those changes. Ireland has to […]

Macra na Feirme want to hear from all those living or working in rural Ireland

Macra na Feirme are seeking the views of those involved in farming and living in rural Ireland in their annual survey which will inform future policy work. Now, for the first time ever, Macra na Feirme are also asking the opinions of young non-farmers living in rural Ireland and how they view themselves, their community, […]

Failure of Glanbia to increase price this month is further evidence that farmers are carrying processors – IFA

IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said that the analysis published by Teagasc and CIT claiming Irish dairy farmers are the most profitable in Europe is flawed in that it does not include the cost of the farmers own labour or land.   “This makes a mockery of the cost analysis. We all know that farmers […]

Lower Electricity Prices as Community Power absorbs rate increase

Ireland’s first community owned electricity supplier, Community Power, will be offering cheaper electricity to its customers as it absorbs the recent increase in rates charged for use of the electricity distribution network. Most other electricity suppliers have increased their prices to pass on the rate increase to their customers. However, Community Power are keeping their […]

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