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IFA National Rural Development Chairman Michael Biggins has said that over 200 farmers in 70 townlands will qualify fully for the 2020 ANC scheme following the results of the appeal of the ANC review which took place two years ago. Farmers are being informed this week on the outcome of their appeals.

IFA National Hill Committee Chairman, Flor McCarthy has expressed serious concern about recreational users taking their dog onto hills. “The problem is exacerbated due to the increase of recreational users as a result of COVID-19, as many other activities are closed off,” he said. Flor McCarthy said that while it is encouraging that people are getting […]

IFA National Hill Farming Chairman Flor McCarthy said the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Culture Josepha Madigan has to allow the managed burning of gorse in March. “The Minister has to take account of how farmers manage their hill land responsibly and where land is burned, it is done in a managed way,” he said. […]

IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring of 10 new walkways involving 238 farmers. He said the addition of the routes in the National Walks Scheme will increase recreational tourism in peripheral areas. “We want to see local development […]

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