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At a meeting organised by IFA in Portlaoise last night to discuss the ANC review, a strong call was made for the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to set up the appeals process without delay to deal with areas that have been taken out, and areas which are still excluded.

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IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy and sheep farmers from the Dublin area met recently with Coillte on the control of dogs in the forestry area of the Dublin mountains.  He said “IFA and Coillte have agreed to work together to encourage responsible dog ownership and reduce the attacks on sheep flocks in the Dublin Mountain area”.

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10-point plan for Hill Farmers launched at National Hill Forum

IFA President Joe Healy has said that the current environmental scheme available to farmers in Hill areas is inadequate and needs to be improved in the upcoming CAP negotiations.

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With the Heritage Bill to extend the dates for burning gorse and hedge-cutting passing final stage in the Dail this week, IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy said that an early conclusion is now necessary with immediate implementation.

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IFA National Hill Farming Committee Chairman Flor McCarthy led a delegation to meet Department of Agriculture officials today to break the logjam that has developed where a substantial number of GLAS commonage farmers still remain to be paid their final 15% instalment for 2017.

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