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Revenue advises on opportunity to invest in conacre

The Revenue Commissioners have issued a guide to Farming Taxation Measures stemming from last October’s budget and the subsequent enacting legislation, the Finance Act 2014.

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US access opens up high value market for steak

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney will announce a number of initiatives in the coming weeks to capitalise on the US lifting a 15-year ban on beef from Ireland, the first country in the EU to regain access.

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Don’t bequeath a tax and legal disaster: make a will now

This time of year is all about New Year’s resolutions.

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CEO Gerard Brickley, at the Bandon Co-op Dairy Seminar.

Economy stabilising, bumpy ride for dairy farmers

I attended a dairy conference hosted by Bandon Co-op last week, at which ICOS Dairy Policy Executive TJ Flanagan and economist Jim Power spoke.

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How taxman can help the homeless

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) annual Presidents Charity Dinner in Dublin. 

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Agri-food groups in sponsor prize bid

Bank of Ireland have announced that five agri-food companies in Munster have been short-listed in its ‘Sponsor for a Day’ competition which offers businesses the opportunity to have their company logo on the Munster rugby team’s jerseys in a high- profile European Rugby Champions Cup.

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Stamp duty relief: Lie of land for young trained farmers

It is worthwhile recapping on the existing stamp duty relief for young trained farmers— before looking at the most recent changes.

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Could be good time to gift a site but keep it legal and above board

My daughter wants to build a house on my land. She has just obtained planning permission and been granted loan approval. What is involved in gifting the site to her?

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New 2015 requirements in tax-efficient farm transfers

The Select Sub-Committee on Finance has progressed the Finance Bill 2014 one step closer to finalisation, with some amendments to the proposed legislative changes on Agricultural Relief.

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Farm protest at Coveney office

West Cork farmers who have been hit with penalties to their single farm and disadvantaged area payments will stage a peaceful protest at Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s office in Carrigaline next Saturday, November 29, at 10 am, organised by the West Cork Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association and the West Cork Communities Alliance.

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