Éamon Ó Cuív: €40m owed to GLAS farmers.

€40m still not paid in GLAS scheme

HUNDREDS of galway farmers are among the 10,100 glas participants nationwide who are still awaiting payments totalling €40m that were scheduled to be made before Christmas, according to West Galway TD, Éamon Ó Cuív. Minister...
Michael Murphy: price drop is six weeks early.

Lamb prices drop arrives ‘far too soon’

SHEEP farmers and early lamb producers in Galway are hoping that prices will stabilise over the next week or so after a dramatic slump that began at the start of last week. Prices fell by...
Ger Hamilton and Pat Minogue at a Gort Mart sale earlier this month.

New three year limit on RSS must go

A NEW three year limit imposed on new contracts for RSS (Rural Social Scheme) imposed by Social Protection Minister, Leo Varadkar, needs to be reversed, according to Fianna Fáil Front bench spokesman, Éamon Ó...
Jimmy McClearn: anomaly.

Capital Gains ‘catch’ on sale of conacre land

FARMERS – many of them in the elderly category – who decide to sell land they had previously rented on a conacre basis, may now be liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the...
J.J. Carrick and his grandson Oisin Geraghty, Moylough, at last weekend's vintage day in Moylough. PHOTO: JOHNNY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY.

Aughty farmers look for cash back

SLIEVE Aughty commonage farmers – who met earlier this month to review issues relating to land eligibility – are hoping that the Dept. has at last ‘seen sense’ in the controversy that threatened the...
Damien McGrath (centre), Tuam IFA Branch, pictured receiving his Certificate for the IFA Young Leaders Programme delivered by Farm Business Skillnet with James Kelly, IFA Director of Organisation and James Murphy, Farm Business Skillnet, Chairman/IFA South Leinster Chairman.

Star cows shine in the cash returns

THE economic benefit of using a five-star replacement index cow – as against a one star animal – can be as much as €172 per calving event, according to the 2015 Teagasc Annual Report. Noirín...

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