IFA Advises Farmers to Attend Cap Information Meetings

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

March 9th
Radisson Blu, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal

March 10th
Hodson Bay Hotel, Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

March 11th
Knightsbrook Hotel, Dublin Road, Trim, Co, Meath

March 12th
Keadeen Hotel, Curragh Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Marc 13th
New Park Hotel, Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny

March 16th
Whites of Wexford Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford

March 19th
Dundrum House Hotel, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary

March 20th
South Court Hotel, Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick

March 23rd
Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork

March 24th
Killarney Convention Centre (Gleneagle Hotel), Muckross Road, Killarney

March 25th
Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway

March 26th
Mayo Convention Centre, Old Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

March 30th
Kilmore Hotel, Dublin Road, Cavan

March 31st
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.

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