19 11 2015
IFA President Eddie Downey has called on Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys to agree compensation measures that fully recognise the loss of earning and fall in land value incurred by farmers with designated lands. At a meeting this week, the President said that consultation and a proper appeals process must also be introduced to ensure fairness for farmers affected by designations.
10 06 2015
IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has urged Heritage Minister Heather Humphreys not to be deflected from the current review of hedge cutting dates and gorse burning dates by her Department, and to ensure a workable solution is delivered for farmers.