IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must strongly support the tough stance taken by the French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron on Mercosur. The French Prime Minister insisted that the negotiations would be discussed at the EU Summit last night and he has warned against rushing into a deal with the South American countries, […]
IFA Farm Forestry Chairman Pat Collins has reminded forest owners approaching first thinning to apply for road funding to increase the value of their investment. This is despite the ongoing issues with the excessive red tape associated with the Forest Road scheme.
IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne has strongly objected to plans by the Department of Transport to duplicate tractor safety laws imposed on farmers, by seeking to introduce a road worthiness test for tractors used for normal farming activities.
IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the move by the Government today to remove the upper age limit for family transfers as it reduces the stamp duty liability from 6% to 1%. “This adjustment will allow more families to carry out a lifetime transfer at the rate of 1% rather than the 6% rate.”
IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary today (Wed) said it was crucial that co-ops would co-ordinate their efforts to support farmers in dealing with the consequences of hurricane Ophelia to optimise its efficiency.
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said he welcomed the confirmation from the Department of Agriculture that 111,000 farmers have received their 70% advance on the Basic Payment. €700m has been paid out this week.
The publication of the first Smart Farming Progress Report shows a significant overshoot of targets for improving farm returns and enhancing the environment, marking a very successful 12 months for the programme.
IFA President Joe Healy has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to ask that he reverse his decision to increase stamp duty on farmland from 2% to 6%. IFA has called for the Minister to provide in the Finance Act 2017 for the stamp duty rate to remain at 2% for land that is […]
IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has insisted that all of the funding of €624m allocated to RDP measures for 2018 in this week’s Budget must be used across the wide range of schemes, which play a vital role in supporting farm incomes.