Embrace FARM to remember Tipperary people lost or injured in farm accidents

Tipperary people encouraged to submit names of loved ones lost or injured in farm accidents for inclusion in annual Remembrance Service   This month, Embrace FARM, the farm accident support network, is hosting a #HereForYou campaign to acknowledge the support networks of those left bereaved by, or who have survived, farm accidents. Following the success […]

Macra: More of the Same Does Not Work for Young Farmers

Macra na Feirme appeared in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine yesterday to lay out its plans to address the need for more investment in generational renewal. Macra na Feirme National President John Keane called for the elimination of the five-year rule in relation to young farmers. The rule […]

List of County Towns Announced for IFA’s Day of Action

IFA has announced the list of county towns for the nationwide Day of Action tomorrow.   Farmers in each of the 29 County Executives will hold a rally at 11am to highlight the importance of the farming and agri-food sector to the rural economy.   IFA President Tim Cullinan said critical decisions are imminent which […]

Macra President encourages EU Trilogues to deliver for young Farmers

As the EU Trilogues talks continue on the new CAP strategy, Macra na Feirme National President John Keane has (this evening, Thursday, May 27th) reminded Minister Charlie McConalogue, T.D of the critical supports needed for young farmers arising from any EU agreement.   As the talks continue, indications are that 3% of direct payments will […]

Teagasc appoint Dr David Wall as Enterprise leader at Johnstown Castle

Dr David Wall has been appointed as the new enterprise leader at the Teagasc campus in Johnstown Castle. The enterprise leader role is to lead the management of the farms and estate in Teagasc Environment Research Centre to deliver the research programme. He will be working as part of the team led by Dr Karl […]

IFA Employment Seminar to address legislation, legal & insurance issues

IFA is holding an Employment Seminar ‘Employment Compliance for Farmer Employers’ on Thurs, 6th May at 7.30 pm. The event will take place over Microsoft Teams. The seminar will include an expert panel to discuss the importance of compliance for farmer employers and an overview of its new employment service. The panel will take farmer employers through the main issues around employment legislation and the important legal, insurance, and other issues […]

Open letter to the Institutions: Europe needs more farmers

Today, in a letter to the European Commission and CAP legislators, signed by farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, unions, and researchers, European Coordination Via Campesina underlines the key role of small and medium-sized farmers in the resolution of current social, environmental, and food-related crises. It demands that EU policy in this pivotal moment must support and increase the […]

Driver Theory Test Must Be Classified as an Essential Service – IFA

IFA President Tim Cullinan has written to Minister of State at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton to allow candidates to take the Driver Theory Test remotely. “I pointed out to Minister Naughton that there are many essential workers who need to secure a Category B and/or W Driver Licence in order to deliver essential […]

IFA meet Tanaiste on proposed Mercosur deal to bring more beef from Brazil

IFA President Tim Cullinan held a meeting with the Tanáiste and Minister for Trade Leo Varadkar yesterday, at which he insisted that the Government must reject the proposed EU Commission trade deal with the Mercosur countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. “By any measure, the Mercosur countries, particularly Brazil, have failed to meet the […]

Farmers with TAMS work need faster response to rising building costs

IFA Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins said the Dept of Agriculture is not responding quickly enough to rising building costs, especially steel.   The increases are having a knock-on effect on items such as LESS equipment and meal bins, which is adding significantly to costs for farmers doing TAMS work.   “Delays in issuing approvals, […]

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