IFA President Eddie Downey has said that Ireland’s share of the €420m targeted aid from the EU’s €500m support package announced last week, at €13.7m while welcome, is totally inadequate to deal with the income difficulties on farms at this time.
10 09 2015
IFA President Eddie Downey has said that following the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers’ decision to allow an advance payment of 70% of the Basic Payment and Greening on 16th October next, it is now up to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to ensure that this is delivered in full to farmers.
30 07 2015
IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has called on the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to implement GLAS in commonage areas now that the process of carrying out commonage plans is due to commence.
Speaking at the Beef Forum in Dublin this week, IFA President Eddie Downey told the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney that the Government announcements on new beef markets to the US and China must be turned into real delivery and increased exports.
16 07 2015
Following a meeting of the National Hill Committee, and recent discussions with the Department of Agriculture, IFA Hill Chairman Pat Dunne said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney will have to set out the framework to planners to allow them carry out commonage plans that contain flexibilities for farmers.