IFA Calling for Garda Rural Crime Unit

IFA Deputy President Alice Doyle has called on members of the agricultural community to take immediate action to protect their property, machinery, tools and equipment.   A recent spike in the theft of equipment from farms sparked this urgent announcement from the IFA Deputy President. A man pleaded guilty following the theft of €100K worth […]

Tipperary County Council Receives Funding Under Fáilte Ireland Scheme

Under Fáilte Ireland’s EU Just Transition Regenerative Tourism and Placemaking Scheme Tipperary County Council received just over €766, 714 in investment grants. The total grant given has been divided between two projects in Tipperary.   The first project to be funded by the investment grant is the detailed planning and design for the regeneration of […]

IFA President Says Passing of Nature Restoration Law No Surprise

Francie Gorman has reacted to the passing of the Nature Restoration Law by the EU Council of Environment Ministers this morning. In response to the passing of this, the President of the IFA had this to say:   “It was always likely that the law would pass once the EU elections were over. Farmers will […]

Seán Kelly secures EU support for proposals on new €650 billion fund

Seán Kelly MEP has secured the backing of the EU Parliament’s Industry Committee for the Invest EU Programme, on which the Ireland-South MEP is lead negotiator for the EPP Group. The new fund is expected to trigger more than €650 billion in additional investment across the EU over a seven-year period.   “The Industry Committee […]

The European Parliament launch, major grassroots election campaign, ‘This Time I’m Voting’

The campaign aims to demystify European elections and to energise young citizens in particular to vote The European Parliament has launched ‘This Time I’m Voting’, a campaign designed to motivate citizens to vote in the European elections next May, and to encourage their friends and family to do likewise. The platform thistimeimvoting.eu is now available in 24 […]

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission therefore recommended to the […]