Minister Reassures All Suckler Farmers That They Are Eligible for Beef Welfare Scheme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has reassured all suckler farmers that eligible cows that produced an eligible calf during the relevant period are entitled to apply for this year’s beef welfare scheme. The scheme which was announced by the Minister earlier this week will open in August.   Speaking about […]

Anomaly in Beef Welfare Scheme Must be Resolved Before Opening Date – IFA

Following confirmation of the measures included in the Beef Welfare Scheme, IFA Livestock chair, Declan Hanrahan said that serious issues must be addressed before the scheme can open. Suckler farmers needed to know whether the scheme applied to calves born between July 2023 and June 2024 and the measures required. Autumn 2023 calves have already […]

IFA National Rural Development Chair says TAMS Payments Needed Promptly

Upon the commencement of TAMS 3 payments announced today by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, IFA National Rural Development Chair John Curran emphasised the importance of the maximum number of farmers being paid promptly.   “More broadly, TAMS reference costs are very much out of kilter with prevailing costs of materials. Investment ceilings […]

Gurteen Agricultural College to host Energy and Farm Diversification Show 2024

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has launched the Energy and Farm Diversification Show 2024. The event will take place on July 18th, 2024, in Gurteen Agricultural College, Co Tipperary. The event will aim to promote sustainability and innovation in the agricultural sector.   Gurteen Agricultural College is set to become a […]

IFA calls for extension to Liming Programme deadline

IFA Rural Development Chair John Curran has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine to further extend the deadline for the National Liming Programme until the end of December.   The deadline for the programme had previously been extended and will now close on June 28th, however according to Mr. Curran this […]

Department sought repayment of €25,000 from man after his land flooded

A man complained to Ombudsman Peter Tyndall after the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine sought to recover a grant of over €25,000 from him following flooding of his land in Kerry. The man had received a grant under the Department’s Afforestation Scheme to establish a forest on his land. However the forest had […]