Budget 2015

EU 2015 Budget deal sees CAP crisis reserve untouched

EU 2015 Budget deal sees CAP crisis reserve untouched

A deal brokered in Brussels yesterday on 2015 EU budget is set to leave the CAP crisis reserve of €433 million...

December 10, 2014

Clarification for part-time farmers on tax reliefs

Clarification for part-time farmers on tax reliefs

Farmers with off-farm employment will qualify for Agricultural Relief and Stamp Duty Consanguinity relief if they spend 20 hours a...

November 28, 2014

‘Every pound I earned I put back into the land’

‘Every pound I earned I put back into the land’

Concerns have been raised over the impact of new measures in Budget 2015 on part-time farmers by newly-elected TD for...

November 11, 2014

Part-time farmers may not be eligible for vital reliefs – ICSA

Part-time farmers may not be eligible for vital reliefs – ICSA

Concern has been expressed over the definition of an active farmer under the 2014 Finance Bill, which ICSA President Patrick...

October 29, 2014

Are you an ‘active farmer’?

Are you an ‘active farmer’?

With an array of tax exemptions and new schemes announced by the Government in the budget this week it’s important...

October 18, 2014

Northern farmers envious of Dublin agricultural budget measures

Northern farmers envious of Dublin agricultural budget measures

There is a stark contrast between Government support in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland for Agri-Food industry growth according...

October 17, 2014

Agri-taxation measures benefits the economy to the tune of €790 million

Agri-taxation measures benefits the economy to the tune of €790 million

Agri-taxation benefits the country to the tune of €790 million according to a report commissioned by the Minister for Finance...

October 15, 2014

GLAS delay allows more entrants – Minister

GLAS delay allows more entrants – Minister

The issues around GLAS and delays in processing and payments means more farmers can avail of the scheme, according to...

October 15, 2014

Farm groups broadly welcome Budget 2015

Farm groups broadly welcome Budget 2015

There was a generally positive reaction to Budget 2015 from farm organisations and stakeholders following its announcement by the Minister...

October 15, 2014

Budget to benefit farmers with expansion on their minds

Budget to benefit farmers with expansion on their minds

It seems that few budgets contain any real surprises these days, with the leaks and whisperings in the run up...

October 15, 2014

Significant tax changes announced in Budget 2015

Significant tax changes announced in Budget 2015

Budget 2015 contains 12 specific agri-taxation measures, as part of a a 25-part package designed to encourage more productive use...

October 14, 2014

Budget highlights for farmers 

Budget highlights for farmers 

Speaking in the Dail today, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that prudent and responsible has got us to this...

October 14, 2014

ICOS advocates tax changes to support growth of agri-food industry

ICOS advocates tax changes to support growth of agri-food industry

There are a number of major challenges affecting the Irish agri-food sector’s ability to deliver on its potential and that...

October 10, 2014

Budget a test of Minister’s commitment to Agriculture – Downey

Budget a test of Minister’s commitment to Agriculture – Downey

IFA President Eddie Downey has said that the ongoing negotiations at Cabinet for this October’s Budget represent a real test...

October 2, 2014

Farm Income Volatility Must Be Addressed in Budget 2015 – ICMSA

Farm Income Volatility Must Be Addressed in Budget 2015 – ICMSA

The Chairperson of the ICMSA’s Farm Business Committee, Mr. Lorcan Mc Cabe, has stated that unfortunately farmers are once again...

August 21, 2014