Opposition to Mercosur deal from across the livestock sector in Europe

After more than 20 years of negotiations, the European Commission reached on June 28th, 2019, on behalf of the European Union, a political agreement on a comprehensive trade agreement with Mercosur. That agreement, which will facilitate the access to the European market to almost 100 000 tonnes of south-American meat, represents a threat to the […]

EU Beef Trade Deal an act of financial treachery against Irish agriculture – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the proposed trade agreement between EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Mercosur group of countries (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil) will shatter any faith that the EU has the best interests of Irish farming at heart. Deputy McGrath was speaking after all of the major farming organisations, the […]

Farmers Can Lead Renewables Revolution In Govt Climate Plan

Ahead of the publication of the Government’s climate plan, IFA President Joe Healy said the success of the plan will be determined by the willingness of the Government to put in place the necessary policy measures to ensure the delivery of the Teagasc climate roadmap and to make farm-scale and community based renewables a reality.   “The […]

Tipp Dealers Praised By Zetor

Tipperary farm machinery dealers – Alan King Agri Sales Ltd, near Roscrea and O’Flynn’s Garage in Ballyporeen – have been praised by Zetor as one of a ‘reinvigorated’ ten-strong main dealer network charged with steering the well-known Czech tractor brand on what it terms ‘a new and more progressive path’. Since first introduced here over […]

Tipperary farmers urged to support BaleWatch for Breast Cancer Ireland #PinkBales

Limited-edition pink silage wrap goes on sale in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland   SILAGE season 2019 is underway and swathes of the lush green countryside are about to be splashed with vibrant pink as a major #PinkBales fundraising drive is unwrapped. Glanbia Agribusiness has teamed up with Breast Cancer Ireland for the 5th year […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – Forest Walks In Support Of Green Ribbon Campaign

IFA President Joe Healy has encouraged farm families to attend and support ‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ forest walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon campaign for the month of May.   Nine walks have been organised in venues throughout the country during […]

IFA Campaign Against AIB Loan Sales

The IFA has committed to a sustained campaign against AIB’s proposal to include certain farmer loans as part of its recently announced loan sale.   Speaking as part of a group of IFA members outside the AIB AGM in Dublin, IFA’s Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton said, “It is wrong that AIB would sell these loans […]

Resilient Farmers Conference- Farmers Health & Wellbeing – Building a Community of Support

Thursday April 25, Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise   10am – 3.50pm   Embrace Farm wishes to invite you to the “Resilient Farmers’ Conference – Farmer’s Health & Well-being: building a community of support” in conjunction with Rural Support (Northern Ireland) and Farm Safety Foundation (UK) on April 25 in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.   The objectives […]

Ifac urging Farmers not to miss the Basic Payment (BPS) Scheme Deadline

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, are reminding farmers not to miss the 15th May Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) deadline. This is the deadline for farmers to declare to the Department of Agriculture the land they are farming in the year 2019 in order to receive their BPS monies later in the year. […]

March New Car Registrations and Government Revenues Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that total new car registrations for the month of March are down 5.6% (16,738) when compared with March 2018 (17,726). New car registrations year to date are down 10.7% (64,098) on the same period last year (71,760). The new Commercial Vehicle sector shows […]

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