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IFA Environment Chairman, Thomas Cooney has restated his call on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to increase the grant rate available for low emissions slurry spreading equipment to at least 60%.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has renewed the Association’s call on Government to introduce further measures to avoid climate fines and reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said that over the next couple of weeks intense discussions will continue with EU and Government officials to ensure Ireland’s nitrates derogation remains in place and that there is a greater focus on working with farmers to comply with the requirements of the regulations.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has renewed his call on the Department of Local Government and the EPA to establish a ring-fenced budget to address septic tank failure, following the publication of results of the 2016 inspections of domestic waste water treatment systems.

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IFA today secured a commitment from the Department of Transport that there will be full negotiation with the IFA and other key stakeholders ahead of the implementation of any aspects of a roadworthiness test for tractors.

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