All Promised Scheme Funding Must Be Paid To Farmers – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy has said that it is vital that the full allocation of funding to the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 is used, and that any saving arising from underspends in some schemes must be put into existing schemes or used to support new schemes.   The IFA President was commenting on IFA analysis […]

Minister Creed Can No Longer Ignore Case for €200 For Suckler Cows – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed can no longer ignore the strong case for €200 for suckler cows.   He pointed out that last week in the Dail, Minister Creed accepted the Fianna Fail motion for €200 for suckler cows as it was clear that any other course of […]

Increased Budget Critical To Ensuring CAP Post 2020 Is Fit For Purpose – IFA

In response to the draft communication from EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, on the reform of the CAP Post 2020, IFA President Joe Healy has said an increased CAP budget is essential to ensure that the future CAP is effective and fit for purpose.   He said, “In contrast to the economic landscape of the […]

IFA Calls For TAMS Approvals For 5,000 Farmers

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said approvals of TAMS II applications should commence within the next ten days and it is vital that the 5,000 farmers who applied in the first two tranches of the scheme but do not yet have approval are allowed to proceed with their work immediately.   More than […]

Knowledge Transfer Measure Must Work For Farmers

At this week’s IFA Executive Council meeting, concern was expressed that some of the proposed rules for Knowledge Transfer must be changed so the scheme will work for farmers in a more practical and effective way.   IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy said the allocation of €100m to the Knowledge Transfer measure in the […]

Attention all Community Volunteers – LEADER 2014-2020

Do you live or work in Rural Ireland? Do you have ideas on how to support the development of your own community? Would you like to get directly involved in how funding decisions are made? If your answer is yes then participation in a LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) might be for you! Ranging from […]

LEADER Programme launched in The Cottage Loughmore

Loughmore in Co. Tipperary was a hive of activity today with a large gathering of local and national media when Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. and Minister of State for Rural Affairs, Ann Phelan T.D., were in attendance to launch the new LEADER Programme.  The announcement took place at The Cottage. The […]

Funding of €197,487 approved under LEADER elements of RDP for renovation of Scouts Hall, Nenagh

Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, announced today that he has given sanction to North Tipperary Leader Partnership to approve funding of €197,487 to Nenagh Choral Society to renovate the Scouts Hall at Cudville, Nenagh, which is at present derelict.  The proposed works will involve the creation of a modern […]

Early Introduction of Farm Schemes Vital In New Rural Development Programme

IFA President Eddie Downey has said the consultation process for the Rural Development Programme should get underway as soon as possible to avoid any delay in getting schemes up and running. He said the early introduction of all schemes should be the priority for the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.   He said IFA will […]

€414,270 funding approved for Cabragh Wetlands Thurles

Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government announced today that he has given sanction for North Tipperary LEADER Partnership to approve funding of €372,843 and South Tipperary Development Company to approve funding of €41,427.06 to Cabragh Wetlands Trust, for the development of an existing community trust building into an environmental tourism/educational centre […]

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