IFA To Commission Report On Importance Of Suckler Cow Beef Herd

Speaking at the IFA AGM in Dublin this week, President Joe Healy said the suckler cow herd is a vital national asset. He said to underline the importance of the national herd, IFA will commission a new study to quantify its contribution to the rural economy. He said this will form an important element of […]

Minister Ryan announces new Government support price for bio-energy

– New price will allow connection of over 200 MegaWatts of renewable electricity to the national grid – Businesses can produce their own electricity and sell surplus to the grid – Price will be a boost to the rural economy Energy Minister Eamon Ryan today announced the Government’s new support price structure for bio-energy i.e. […]

Bord Snip cuts on Agriculture and the Rural Economy will cost more than savings made

BORD SNIP CUTS ON AGRICULTURE AND THE RURAL ECONOMY WILL COST GOVERNMENT MORE THAN ANY SAVINGS MADE – IFA STUDY Job losses of 12,000+ Drop in output of €430M+ Extra burden on Social Welfare budget  €240m+ A detailed economic analysis of the McCarthy proposals carried out by IFA shows that the cuts will lead to […]