Enda Monaghan, Caherlistrane, Seamus Brannick, Holymount and John Derrig, Shrule at the recent IFA Sheep Meeting in the Ard Rí House Hotel, Tuam.

IFA meet Hogan on new CAP framework

THE UK’S withdrawal from the EU must not be used to try and reduce the spending on the new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) that will click-in after 2020, according to IFA President Joe Healy. Last...
Patrick Waldron, Cross; John Joe Hughes, Kilmaine and Francis Quinn, Cortoon, at last week's sheep meeting in Tuam.

GLAS pay-run of just 323 on Friday as anger mounts

A FURTHER 323 GLAS farmers got their money last week from the Dept. of Agriculture as pressure grows on Minister Michael Creed to clear the payments logjam. IFA President, Joe Healy, said that while he...
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...


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