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I have loan approval to expand farm. What’s next?

Solicitor Karen Walsh answers your legal questions and queries.

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Just another shift in annual policy to tax us once again

As usual there has been the annual “kite-flying” when it comes to our budgetary process.

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Betty is brown bread champ

Clonmel woman Betty Williams was crowned Ireland’s brown bread champion at the Ploughing Championships.

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Irish farmers paying more than fair share of bank interest

In terms of lending, farmers are generally seen by many banks as being in the cohort of lower risk customers.

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PRSI credits are crucial if you want social welfare benefits

Understanding how PRSI impacts you and your family is all too often neglected.

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IFA draws up its Budget wishlist

The IFA have forwarded their pre-Budget submission to the Department of Finance. It outlines how farmer income has fallen for cattle and sheep farming in the past 12 months, despite the increase in commodity prices in 2013.

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Farmers need budget tax reliefs and incentives in this, their hour of need

Pre-budget submissions are now being forwarded to the Department of Finance.

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Auto-milking is the future ... in Kerry anyway

One of the first DeLaval auto-milking systems in Europe with ABC-grazing has been set up on the predominantly spring-calving O’Hanlon dairy farm near Ballyduff in North Kerry.

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Used machinery and the VAT margin

Changes in VAT rules over the past number of years have significantly altered the second hand machinery market.

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Dairygold suppliers can stagger their superlevy

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has praised Dairygold Co-op for their phased superlevy payment scheme, which will allow their suppliers to stagger their superlevy payments over the following two years’ peak milk supply periods.

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