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2014-03-12

IFA MEET MINISTER DEENIHAN ON CONCERNS OF FARMERS IN ENVIRONMENTALLY DESIGNATED AREAS
IFA President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, to allow farmers who have suffered damage to their land as a result of the recent floods to carry out remedial works. At a meeting with Minister Deenihan, it was impressed on him that his Department must not use the designation of land as an excuse to deny farmers the opportunity to protect their land where the flood barriers are SAC or SPA in coastal and river basin areas.

2014-03-05

IFA URGE MINISTER COVENEY TO MAKE GLAS A MEANINGFUL SCHEME
IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to implement a GLAS scheme which is meaningful, and properly rewards farmers for agri-environment measures on their farm.

2014-03-03

IFA TO BRING KEY ISSUES TO CHARTER NEGOTIATIONS WITH DEPARTMENT NEXT WEEK
IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary said the negotiations on a new Charter of Rights for farmers have commenced with the Department of Agriculture in Portlaoise.

2014-02-27

IFA URGE EARLY SUBMISSION FROM IRELAND ON RDP PLANS AS SOME MEMBER STATES HAVE ALREADY STARTED
IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to speed up the process for making the submission to the EU Commission on the details of Ireland’s Rural Development Plan, as the process for making submissions has started with some countries ready to make their case.
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