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Farmers urged to make as much high quality silage as they can

Farmers urged to make as much high quality silage as they can

Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) president, Pat McCormack, is urging livestock farmers to make plenty of high quality silage...

April 13, 2022

Call for closed bank branches to be used for communities

Call for closed bank branches to be used for communities

A Kerry county councillor has called for former Bank of Ireland (BOI) branches to be developed for use by local...

March 5, 2022

ICMSA: Why can’t farmers deal with European banks?

ICMSA: Why can’t farmers deal with European banks?

Farmers are slow to move from their bank and explore other options, according to a representative of the Irish Creamery...

January 28, 2022

Minister meets with banks to urge support for pig farmers

Minister meets with banks to urge support for pig farmers

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has met with the main banks to discuss the current...

January 25, 2022

Macra accuses Green Party MEP of ‘grandstanding’ over letter to banks

Macra accuses Green Party MEP of ‘grandstanding’ over letter to banks

Macra na Feirme has said that it has written to Green party MEP, Ciaran Cuffe, concerning his letter to banks...

December 9, 2021

Banks ‘ever more detached’ from rural customer needs

Banks ‘ever more detached’ from rural customer needs

Banks are “becoming ever more detached” from the needs of their customers in rural Ireland, the Irish Cattle and Sheep...

July 23, 2021

Government support urged for credit unions and An Post to provide farm loans

Government support urged for credit unions and An Post to provide farm loans

There is an urgent need for competition in a banking sector “that is fast becoming a duopoly between the two...

February 26, 2021

Deadline looms for Covid-19 payment break applications

Deadline looms for Covid-19 payment break applications

Farmers are being reminded that applications for the Covid-19 Payment Break close next Wednesday, September 30. Issuing the reminder, Irish...

September 22, 2020

Bank of Ireland appoints new head of agri sector

Bank of Ireland appoints new head of agri sector

Bank of Ireland has appointed Eoin Lowry as head of the agricultural sector on its Business Banking team. Lowry takes...

June 16, 2020

Calls for extension of farmer repayments moratorium

Calls for extension of farmer repayments moratorium

There have been calls for banks to extend the moratorium on farmers’ repayments into the traditional “settling up” period in...

May 26, 2020

‘Banks must give farmers greater flexibility and more options’

‘Banks must give farmers greater flexibility and more options’

Banks have been called on to give farmers greater flexibility and more options in light of Covid-19. Tim Cullinan, the...

March 25, 2020

Banks agree to payment break for customers affected by Covid-19

Banks agree to payment break for customers affected by Covid-19

Irish banks have agreed to a payment break for up to three months for business and personal customers affected by...

March 19, 2020

‘Move towards cashless society hitting rural areas’

‘Move towards cashless society hitting rural areas’

The move towards a cashless society is happening at a speed that is not working for rural areas, said Macra...

February 1, 2020

‘Mediation must be made mandatory’ for families in debt

‘Mediation must be made mandatory’ for families in debt

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and the Central Bank have been called on to put mechanisms in place that would...

December 20, 2018

Winter finishers may not draw down approved stocking loans

Winter finishers may not draw down approved stocking loans

Winter finishers who have received approval for stocking loans this year may not draw down the funds, some of Ireland’s...

September 6, 2018

IFA president slates minister’s vulture fund comments

IFA president slates minister’s vulture fund comments

A leading farm lobby group has blasted the Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of...

August 17, 2018

Creed discusses drought plans with commissioner and banks

Creed discusses drought plans with commissioner and banks

Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Michael Creed met with EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan, as well as the...

July 24, 2018

‘Faceless vultures are hell-bent on destroying farm families’

‘Faceless vultures are hell-bent on destroying farm families’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has announced a significant escalation in its campaign against vulture funds trying to force farm...

April 25, 2018