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...
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...
Galway IFA Livestock Chairman, Michael Flynn.

‘Robust system’ spotted rare BSE

THE recent case of what is known as ‘atypical BSE’ or mad cow disease in an 18-year-old Galway cow, shows the robustness and thoroughness of the Irish animal health testing regime, according to local...
Powerful vintage: IFA President, Joe Healy, beside a David Brown 30D at the IFA protest outside the Dáil last week seeking aid for grain growers whose crops were decimated by the bad weather of last September.

Grain package on the cards

A BREAKTHROUGH package for grain farmers who suffered huge losses due to the rains of last September is now likely to emerge following a meeting of the National Tillage Forum early next month. Minister of...
Back to life on the farm on Saturdays at Greethill, Athenry, for IFA President, Joe Healy, as he forks out silage to his stock. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Putting the pieces back together again . . . as Galway President starts...

Well into his first year of office as President of the IFA, JOE HEALY talks to FRANCIS FARRAGHER about a new life, new challenges and a new beginning for the Association. JOE Healy well remembers...
John Duane, Killimor; Gerard Dolan, Eyrecourt and John Whyte, Whitegate at Tuesday's Portumna Mart sheep sale. PHOTO: HANY MARZOUK.

Don’t miss the boat on sheep scheme

GALWAY sheep farmers have been urged ‘not to miss the boat’ for the new ‘Welfare Scheme’ that will deliver an annual payment of €10 per ewe for the next four years. Michael Murphy, Galway IFA...


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