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.
IFA Deputy President Tim O Leary said IFA is meeting senior officials in the Department of Agriculture this week over the unacceptable delays on direct payments and, particularly, the thousands of farmers still waiting on ANC payments. Tim O Leary said in a year where farmers are under extreme income pressure, it is totally unacceptable that there are payment hold ups.
Ahead of the 70% advance payout of the Basic Payment and the Greening payment next week, IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary has said all farmers must be paid on time and in full. “This is vitally important given the tight cashflow on farms due to income difficulties this year”.
17 09 2015
IFA Deputy President, Tim O’Leary, has confirmed that the Association is to work towards the establishment of a new community renewable energy business, aimed at providing rural communities with an opportunity to participate in and benefit from future renewable projects.