Changes that ensure farmers are no longer required to retain 10% of their eligible hectares in an agricultural activity for the purposes of retaining eligibility for the basic payment scheme have been welcomed by the Irish Farmers Association.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020
Paying three times for a single asset is “unethical, unconstitutional and unfair," Independent TD, Denis Naughten, told a meeting of the Oireachtas health committee when it discussed what farm families wanted in the new Fair Deal Scheme.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2019
Meeting up with Phil Hogan in Dublin in recent days, there was clearly an awareness of the importance and challenges his new portfolio of EU Trade Commissioner carried, not least because of the tense time in Brexit negotiations, but also because of the instability and tension in global trade.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019
The government is still hopeful that fresh talks aimed at ending the beef crisis can get underway on Monday, even as some protests escalated at the same time as processors lifted the threat of legal action against those demonstrating.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
The owner of several meat factories has told the High Court that protests at one of its processing plants have escalated since it secured an injunction restraining the blockading of their factories and the intimidation of staff and suppliers.
Wed, 28 Aug, 2019