IFA Quarterly Fuel Price Survey Shows 20% Fall In Diesel Cost

IFA’s Inputs Project Team Chairman James McCarthy has reported a 20% fall in the cost of Agricultural Diesel in the most recent fuel price survey carried out by the Association. The current national average price is 51.16 cent per litre.…

Young farmers still “forgotten” – Fitzmaurice

Retaining young farmers in agriculture is an issue that needs to be resolved immediately by the incoming Government according to Independent candidate in Roscommon-Galway Michael Fitzmaurice. “It is very disappointing to report that after 15 months of highlighting the plight…

Need to overhaul farm penalties – Naughten

There is a need to overhaul farm penalties due to the significant variations in penalties applied by the Department of Agriculture following on-farm inspections across the country, claims Roscommon Galway independent candidate Denis Naughten. “Figures revealed in randomised on-farm inspection…

Anomalies in Nursing Home support must be addressed – Naughten

The unfair discrimination against farm families and small businesses in the ‘Fair Deal’ Nursing Home Support Scheme must be addressed before it undermines the viability of such businesses, forcing people to sell the farm or close the business, states Denis…

National farm income falls in 2015

The Annual IFA Farm Income Review, compiled by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline shows that National Farm Income in 2015 is estimated to have fallen over 3% or €75m on 2014. The fall in aggregate National Farm Income in 2015 was…

IFA secures commitment on simplification of the CAP

Pictured above are (L-R): Bryan Barry, Acting General Secretary; Jer Bergin, IFA National Chairman; Tom Tynan, Cabinet of EU Commissioner Phil Hogan; Pierre Bascou, Head of Direct Payments DG Agri; Gerry Gunning, IFA Rural Development Executive; and, Liam MacHale, IFA…

Lack of discussion on agriculture or the flooding crisis is “astounding”

The lack of discussion on agriculture or the flooding crisis by Party Leaders on TV Debates is “astounding” according to Independent candidate for Roscommon Galway Michael Fitzmaurice. “We have heard over four hours of debate on national television from all…

Poorest family farmers lose out under GLAS scheme – Murphy

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Roscommon-Galway Cllr. Eugene Murphy says farmers across the constituency are losing out as a result of Minister Simon Coveney’s decision to change GLAS scheme targets and exclude them. Cllr. Murphy explained, “There are farmers…

Plight of Young Farmers must be addressed immediately

“The plight of the new young farmers has come to our attention once again on the canvass during this election campaign and their situation must be addressed immediately by Minister Coveney.” That’s the view of Independent candidate in Roscommon Galway…

Change to GLAS Scheme “is totally unacceptable” – Fitzmaurice

“The situation with regard to the GLAS Scheme is totally unacceptable and it is a major issue among small farmers that I am meeting on the doorsteps during this campaign.” That’s according to Independent candidate in Roscommon Galway Michael Fitzmaurice.…

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