Cash conservation advice from ifac for Tipperary SMEs and business owners

Conserving cash is now a critical priority for many businesses. The coronavirus crisis is having a devastating impact on society and also across the economy. Leadership teams need to make decisions and act decisively, writes David Leydon, Head of Food and AgriBusiness with ifac. Firstly, acting now to slow down the spread of Covid-19 is […]

Farmers key in tracking impacts of climate change on Ireland’s biodiversity

Frog spawn, a common sight in spring. Source: Pollydot (Flickr) The National Biodiversity Data Centre, based down in Co. Waterford, is inviting members of the farming community throughout Ireland to participate in a new recording scheme – Farmer’s Wildlife Calendar – Climate Tracker. The recently launched scheme aims to unravel some of the impacts that […]

Macra na Feirme: CAP Budget Cut Makes a Mockery of Farming and Environmental Commitments

The proposal by the EU Council to cut funding to the CAP budget has been slammed by the young farmers organisation Macra na Feirme. The proposed Multi Annual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027 includes €45 Billion in cuts to CAP and Natural Resources and Environment undermining all commitments made by Member States on either environmental […]

Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

Lack Of Time Main Barrier To Women’s Involvement In Farming Organisations – IFA

Speaking at the Women & Agriculture conference in Killarney, IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair, Caroline Farrell said that a recent survey undertaken by the Association reveals that lack of time is the main barrier to women becoming involved in a farming organisation.   61% of respondents cited it as the main reason they […]

Factories Can Pay A Lot More As Cattle Prices Rise – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves on the sterling exchange rate, it’s clear the factories can pay a lot more. […]

Farmers Encouraged To Recycle Used Tyres At New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers. Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old […]

IFA Opposes Land Sale In Co. Meath By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association is opposing the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by vulture fund Promontoria, which is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts.   The land is due to be sold by online auction in the coming weeks.  IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton […]

IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has described the unprovoked and violent attack on a farmer in north Dublin as disgraceful and very worrying. He said that the victim could have been seriously injured or killed. He said, “The hunting of hares is illegal under the Wildlife Act and gangs with their dogs are trespassing on […]

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