IFA President, Eddie Downey, has advised farmers to attend the Department of Agriculture information meetings commencing this week. These meetings will be an opportunity for farmers to get accurate information in relation to CAP reform, Greening, GLAS and eligible land.
Eddie Downey said, “It is vital that farmers maximise the benefits of all schemes as direct payments are such a significant part of farm income”.
The IFA President said that the Association will continue to deal with the issues surrounding all schemes and will be looking for the necessary flexibilities and changes, where necessary. Barriers to entry to schemes must be removed. The specifications on the new GLAS scheme must not deny farmers the opportunity to get the maximum payment of €5,000.
Meetings scheduled – all begin at 8pm
Radisson Blu, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal
Hodson Bay Hotel, Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Knightsbrook Hotel, Dublin Road, Trim, Co, Meath
Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
New Park Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny
Whites of Wexford Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford
Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary
South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick
Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork
Killarney Convention Centre (Gleneagle Hotel), Muckross Road, Killarney
Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway
Mayo Convention Centre, Old Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Kilmore Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan
Radisson Blu Hotel, Rosses Point Road, Sligo
In the case of greening and on-line applications, Department staff will also facilitate farmers in obtaining advice on a one-to-one basis in the afternoon between 2.00p.m. and 6.00p.m. in the following venues Letterkenny, Athlone, Trim, Newbridge, Kilkenny, Wexford, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork and Killarney.