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2014-02-21

IFA DISCUSS AGRI-TAXATION REVIEW AND SECTOR EXPANSION PLANS WITH MINISTER FOR FINANCE
Addressing the IFA Executive Council meeting today (Fri), which was attended by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, IFA President Eddie Downey recognised the support of Minister Noonan, and that of Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin and the Government, in providing strong national funding for the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

2014-02-13

GOVERNMENT DECISION NOT TO ABOLISH OUT-DATED AGRICULTURE WORKERS’ JOINT LABOUR COMMITTEE (JLC) A MISTAKE - IFA
IFA’s representative on the Agricultural Workers’ Joint Labour Committee, Sam Harper, has described the decision by the Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton not to abolish the JLC for agriculture workers as a mistake.

2014-02-11

FOCUS OF AGRI-TAXATION REVIEW WILL HAVE TO BE ON SUPPORTING PRODUCTION AND SUSTAINING FAMILY FARMING
IFA President Eddie Downey said today (Tues) from IFA’s perspective, the forthcoming agri-taxation review will have two objectives; holding what the farm reliefs are there at present, and pushing for new measures that address farm investment, land mobility, income volatility and succession.
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 Key Taxation Issues for Farm Businesses in 2013
The IFA Farm Business Committee has developed a comprehensive set of taxation proposals for farming in 2013.  The proposals deal with the themes of farm transfer, land mobility and investment in farming.  Click here to read more.
 

 

 

Guidelines for loan applications

The application process for bank credit has become more detailed and onerous in recent years. To assist farmer borrowers in this process, this site contains links to relevant information, including:
• Links to the common agri- application form that has been developed by AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank.
• Guidelines on making a farm credit application.
• A link to the Credit Review Office.  

Credit Record Sheet

Farm Credit Assistance
IFA Farm Business Committee is committed to providing the information, resources and support to help farmers deal with their situation and give guidance on professional support. IFA is providing a Confidential Helpline to assist farmers with financial difficulties: 1890 924 853. A Credit Record Sheet is available to download which will allow IFA Officers assist farmers with their individual credit case.
Please click here to download the IFA Credit Record Sheet