Michael Fitzmaurice: Bureaucracy gone mad!

Learner drivers won’t have room for a qualified person beside them on older tractors

PROPOSED new laws in relation to learner drivers could end up crippling the agricultural contracting industry as well as ‘pulverising’ small farmers across the West of Ireland, a TD has warned this week. Roscommon-Galway Independent...
Anne Mitchell: Farmers trying to stretch silage supplies.

Low uptake on fodder transport scheme

COMPLETED application forms for the fodder transport subsidy are expected to start trickling through over the coming weeks as many farmers try to source silage locally, according to new IFA Chairperson Anne Mitchell. She told...
Minister Michael Creed: Apply early.

Online is now only avenue for BPS

ONLINE payments for the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) opened up for farmers last week – this year all applications have to be made online. The applications opened on Wednesday, February 7 and remain live until...
Theft: Farmers urged to take sensible security precautions.

Garda warning as bales stolen in Esker area

GARDAI have issued a warning to farmers to lock all gates and to keep a regular check on their fodder supplies, following the brazen theft of 30 round bales of silage in the Athenry...
Padraic Joyce: Plan 'fails' rural Ireland.

Claims that National Framework Plan ‘fails’ the rural population

THE draft plan to mark out the future of the country between now and 2040 has ‘failed rural Ireland’, according to Connacht IFA Chairman Padraic Joyce. He said that the National Planning Framework draft released...
Luke Ming Flanagan: A flawed scheme.

Fodder scheme is flawed says MEP

FOUR critical flaws in the fodder scheme aimed at helping farmers with feed shortages must be addressed as a mater of urgency, if it is to be a meaningful method of assistance to those...


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