28 06 2018
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy told a Charter of Farmers’ Rights meeting in Portlaoise today that the Department of Agriculture must introduce proper and effective procedures to deal with farmers’ complaints in relation to problem inspections.
09 03 2018
Speaking following a meeting of the Charter of Farmers Rights Monitoring Committee this week, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said IFA made it very clear to the Department of Agriculture that the IT issues across a number of schemes, including GLAS, KT and TAMS must be resolved immediately so farmers can be paid without further delay.
13 07 2017
Speaking in advance of today’s Charter of Rights meeting, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said that the commitment given by the Department of Agriculture to a review of the inspection and appeals system will be a key issue at the meeting.
06 04 2017
IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy said delays in GLAS payments to around 4,000 farmers are totally unacceptable and he called on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to get all payments out without any further delay.
12 11 2015
IFA Deputy President Tim O Leary said the backlog on payments under the Basic Payment Scheme is unacceptable and the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must intervene with the Department to remove the barriers preventing an advance payment to all farmers at this stage.