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2014-01-15

PEATLAND STRATEGY TO TAKE BOG AREAS OUT OF NHA DESIGNATION A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
IFA has said that the decision of the Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan to allow turf-cutting to continue on 45 NHA raised bogs in 2014 is a step in the right direction and must be followed by the continued implementation of a comprehensive package for farmers who may be restricted in other areas.

2012-03-14

IFA CALL FOR FLEXIBILITY ON COMMONAGES STOCKING REVIEW
IFA Hill Committee Chairman Tom Fadian has called for flexibility in the review of the Commonage Framework Plans which will set down specific stocking levels on 7,000 commonages throughout the country, and which is expected to be in place from 2013.

2012-02-17

IFA DESCRIBE MINISTER DEENIHAN’S PROPOSED TURF CUTTING FORUM OF LITTLE VALUE UNLESS IT DELIVERS PACKAGE
IFA SAC Project Team Chairman Padraic Divilly has described the proposed Turf Cutting Forum, which has been proposed by the Minister for Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht Affairs Jimmy Deenihan as coming too late unless it is matched by a comprehensive package acceptable to farmers and turf cutters.

2012-01-31

IFA PRESS MINISTER DEENIHAN FOR AN IMPROVED PACKAGE FOR TURF-CUTTERS
IFA SAC Project Chairman Padraic Divilly has called on the Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan to introduce an improved offer for farmers who are being forced to cease turf-cutting on 51 designated SAC bogs.
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