21 06 2018
IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed as a first step an amendment to the Vacant Site Levy legislation, which will ensure farmland will not be liable for the levy, as long as the land was owned and farmed by the farmer prior to its being zoned as residential.
01 05 2018
Ahead of a meeting between the Department of Housing and local authorities on the implementation of the Vacant Site Levy this week, IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call on Minister John Paul Phelan to issue a revised circular to clarify that farmland should not be deemed ‘vacant’.
12 04 2018
IFA President Joe Healy has said Minister John Paul Phelan must issue a revised circular on the vacant site levy immediately to clarify that local authorities should not deem farmland ‘vacant’ under the Vacant Site Levy legislation.
29 03 2018
IFA President Joe Healy has said attempts by local authorities to deem farmland ‘vacant’ for the purposes of the vacant site levy are completely unacceptable and not in line with the intention of the legislation to bring in such a levy.