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IFA has welcomed the decision by Environment Minister Richard Bruton T.D. to ring-fence funds to tackle increased illegal dumping during the current COVID-19 crisis. However, the Association has called on the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLAs) to develop a results-based plan setting out clearly how this €1m will be spent, what prosecutions they expect […]

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Paul O’Brien has encouraged farmers to push for the keenest prices when buying farm inputs this spring.

Paul O’Brien, IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman has welcomed the decision by Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed TD, to grant a short extension to the closing date for nitrates derogation applications. He said, “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone and farmers are currently doing a great job in keeping food on supermarket […]

  IFA has made a submission to the Department of Environment calling for urgent action to tackle the issue of reckless littering in rural areas.

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