Ifac encourages Tipperary farming parents to face up to cost of third level education

Current estimated financial burden at €40k per student   Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is urging farming parents in Tipperary to take steps now to save for their children’s third level education costs.   The estimated cost per year is around €10k per student. This is made up of a mandatory student contribution […]

Poor weather, record feed prices and rising fuel costs mean difficult winter ahead for Tipperary farmers

Labour MEP for Munster, Phil Prendergast, has today highlighted the difficulties facing Tipperary farmers heading into winter and called on the government to take specific measures to alleviate some of the problems facing farmers and their families.   Speaking from Strasbourg, Ms. Prendergast said “The weather this summer has been atrocious.  Met Eireann reported higher […]

Capital Asset Test For 3rd Level Eligibility Non-Negotiable – IFA

IFA President John Bryan said the Association is utterly opposed to any attempt to apply a capital asset test on farm families to qualify for 3rd level education grants. He said, “This is non-negotiable as far as farm families are concerned and will be resisted by IFA.” John Bryan said “The average income for full-time […]