Budget16

It could be March before sheep fencing is eligible for grant aid

It could be March before sheep fencing is eligible for grant aid

It could be March before the European Commission sign off on allowing sheep fencing to receive grant aid under the...

January 1, 2016

Poll shows Budget 2016 didn’t do enough for farmers

Poll shows Budget 2016 didn’t do enough for farmers

Budget 2016 was announced earlier this week by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan. While farming groups welcomed Budget 2016, an...

October 18, 2015

Here’s where the Department of Ag will spend the Budget 2016 money

Here’s where the Department of Ag will spend the Budget 2016 money

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been allocated €1.3 billion in Budget 2016. The Minister for Agriculture,...

October 15, 2015

Budget 2016: Forestry boost as ‘High Earners Restriction’ removed

Budget 2016: Forestry boost as ‘High Earners Restriction’ removed

The forestry income of active foresters and farmers has been removed from the High Earners Restriction tax in Budget 2016...

October 15, 2015

Budget 2016: €25,000 tax credit available for family farm partnerships

Budget 2016: €25,000 tax credit available for family farm partnerships

A new tax credit worth up to €25,000 is to be introduced by the Government to incentivise the establishment of...

October 14, 2015

Fianna Fail slams budget as no benefit to vast majority of farmers

Fianna Fail slams budget as no benefit to vast majority of farmers

The Government’s offering for farmers in yesterday’s budget has been heavily criticised by Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív....

October 14, 2015

Poll: How do you feel about Budget 2016?

Poll: How do you feel about Budget 2016?

Budget 2016 has been broadly welcomed by farming groups but do you think it did enough for farmers? The Department...

October 14, 2015

Grant aid for tillage facilities to be included in TAMS II

Grant aid for tillage facilities to be included in TAMS II

Investments on tillage farms are set to be included under the suite of investments eligible for grant aid under the TAMS...

October 14, 2015

Farmer-friendly budget builds on previous Government commitments

Farmer-friendly budget builds on previous Government commitments

The range of measures introduced by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan today in the Budget didn’t throw up any...

October 13, 2015

Budget 2016: Minister allows sheep fencing to get grant aid

Budget 2016: Minister allows sheep fencing to get grant aid

Sheep fencing will now be eligible for grant aid under the TAMS II scheme, the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney...

October 13, 2015

Budget 2016 welcomed by farming groups

Budget 2016 welcomed by farming groups

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, stated how important the farming and agri-food sector is to the economy when he...

October 13, 2015

Budget 2016: Here’s what was announced for farmers

Budget 2016: Here’s what was announced for farmers

Speaking in the Dail today, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said that we must not gamble with the future...

October 13, 2015

Young farmers to benefit in this year’s budget

Young farmers to benefit in this year’s budget

The stock relief schemes currently available to farmers have been extended for a further three years, the Minister for Finance,...

October 13, 2015

Here’s what farming groups want from Budget 2016

Here’s what farming groups want from Budget 2016

Next Tuesday, October 13, the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will announce Budget 2016. It will be the final budget in...

October 8, 2015

IFA calls on Government to commit to funding promises

IFA calls on Government to commit to funding promises

The IFA has called on the Government to deliver on its funding commitment to the Rural Development Programme (RDP) as part...

July 22, 2015