Rural Post Offices Need Government Support – Carthy

The Sinn Féin member of the European Parliament’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee, Matt Carthy, has welcomed the report authored by Bobby Kerr which includes a recommendation that isolated post offices across the state should receive up to €20,000 a year in government subsidies to stay alive. However Mr. Carthy said that the survival of […]

GLAS Commonage Farmers Shortchanged on Part Payment

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to instruct his Department to allow for a higher GLAS payment to be made in the part payment to commonage farmers.   Flor McCarthy said that the Department is paying the full three-month payment to any commonage farmers on the […]

IFA Welcomes New Tams II Schemes

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the announcement by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney of the introduction of two additional TAM II schemes under the Rural Development Programme. He said that all remaining schemes should be open by the end of the month. This scheme is vital for the long-term future of agriculture, while boosting economic […]

Ireland’s Rural Development Programme

The Rural Development Programme (RDP) for Ireland was formally adopted by the European Commission on 26th May 2015, outlining Ireland’s priorities for using the € 3.92 billion of public money that is available for the 7-year period 2014-2020 (€ 2.19 billion from the EU budget, including € 607 000 transferred from the envelope for CAP […]

Have your say in the future economic and the local and community development of County Tipperary

Meetings are being organised right across county Tipperary to get opinions and views of the community and business sectors about the priorities, projects and initiatives that they would like to see included in the Local Economic and Community Plan. The purpose of the plan to set out the objectives and actions needed to promote and […]

Submissions invited to The Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA)

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD. Has today 8/2/2013 encouraged people in rural areas to fully participate in this process by making submissions and attending their local public meeting. Emphasising the central role of the voice of rural citizens in this exercise the Minister highlighted the need to integrate […]

Aligning or Dismantling? Ireland’s Local Development Structure Is Under Threat

Local Development Companies’ Reaction to “Putting People First” Proposed Reform   The Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) today spoke out on the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government’s reform document, ‘Putting People First’. ILDN, which represents local development companies in Ireland, was openly critical of the Department’s plans to demote Ireland’s highly effective local […]

IFA New Rural Development Chairman Sets Out Priorities

IFA’s recently elected Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said that his priorities will be the effective implementation of Rural Development Schemes which are of huge significance to most farmers. Mr McCarthy said the immediate priority for the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney must be to introduce an AEOS 3 scheme over the coming month […]

IFA Call For All Disadvantaged Area Payments To Be Paid Out

IFA Rural Development Chairman Tom Turley has called for all mapping problems to be sorted out immediately by the Department of Agriculture so that up to 20,000 farmers whose Disadvantaged Areas payments are held up, can be paid. Mr. Turley added that a further 10,000 farmers payments have been held up due to issues surrounding […]

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