Budget 2021

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

In last week’s budget, Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, dedicated €10 million of the €79 million set aside for agri-environmental...

October 23, 2020

‘The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move’

‘The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move’

Last week’s announcement in the budget that €10 million will be dedicated to pilot agri-environmental schemes for the tillage sector...

October 19, 2020

Funding secured in budget for extension of Grand Canal Greenway

Funding secured in budget for extension of Grand Canal Greenway

Funding has been secured in the budget for an extension of the Grand Canal Greenway. Among the latest projects to...

October 16, 2020

Macra welcomes McConalogue comments on support for ag students

Macra welcomes McConalogue comments on support for ag students

Macra na Feirme has welcomed comments from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue, who said that he...

October 16, 2020

Minister Heydon outlines funding for Bord Bia, Teagasc and farm safety

Minister Heydon outlines funding for Bord Bia, Teagasc and farm safety

Bord Bia has been allocated a total of €52.25 million in Budget 2021, a €4 million increase on its current...

October 15, 2020

Going green ‘is not a cost or a burden’ – Eamon Ryan

Going green ‘is not a cost or a burden’ – Eamon Ryan

Going green “is not a cost or a burden” according to Minister Eamon Ryan, who has defended the climate action...

October 15, 2020

New ‘Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot’ a continuation of BEEP-S – Minister

New ‘Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot’ a continuation of BEEP-S – Minister

The upcoming ‘Beef Sector Efficiency Pilot’, which has been allocated €40 million in Budget 2021, will be a continuation of...

October 14, 2020

‘I received 72 calls telling me what was wrong with the budget’ – Healy-Rae

‘I received 72 calls telling me what was wrong with the budget’ – Healy-Rae

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae said he “received 72 calls telling me what was wrong the budget”, adding that it is...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021 fails farm families and rural Ireland – Carthy

Budget 2021 fails farm families and rural Ireland – Carthy

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Matt Carthy has said that Budget 2021 will be considered a “failure” by farming families...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021: INHFA welcomes rollover of GLAS

Budget 2021: INHFA welcomes rollover of GLAS

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has given a cautious endorsement of the budget proposals announced yesterday (Tuesday,...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021: Minister confirms €5 million for ‘dairy calf-to-beef scheme’

Budget 2021: Minister confirms €5 million for ‘dairy calf-to-beef scheme’

Following on from the announcement of Budget 2021 yesterday (Tuesday, October 13), the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021: €210 million allocated to progressing National Broadband Plan

Budget 2021: €210 million allocated to progressing National Broadband Plan

€210 million has been allocated to progressing the roll-out of the National Broadband Plan, with National Broadband Ireland targeting 115,000 premises...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021: €38 million allocated to energy efficiency and renewable projects

Budget 2021: €38 million allocated to energy efficiency and renewable projects

€38 million has been allocated to energy efficiency and renewable projects under Budget 2021. The budget was announced yesterday afternoon...

October 14, 2020

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million for tillage in Budget 2021

€10 million of the €79 million in new funding for pilot measures in the agri-environment area will go towards the...

October 14, 2020

Budget 2021 is ‘anti-rural, anti-farmer and anti-motorist’ – rural independents

Budget 2021 is ‘anti-rural, anti-farmer and anti-motorist’ – rural independents

The Rural Independent Group in the Dáil has described Budget 2021 as representing “a gross injustice to rural living, farm...

October 14, 2020

Re-opening of Organic Farming Scheme must not be ‘flawed’ – IFA

Re-opening of Organic Farming Scheme must not be ‘flawed’ – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has welcomed an increase in Budget 2021 for the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS), but has...

October 14, 2020

Schemes funded by carbon tax sought for ‘contractors rather than farmers’

Schemes funded by carbon tax sought for ‘contractors rather than farmers’

Any new scheme to be funded by carbon tax revenues should be used to incentivise farm and forestry contractors, rather...

October 14, 2020

Agri contractors ‘unfairly penalised’ with carbon tax increases

Agri contractors ‘unfairly penalised’ with carbon tax increases

The further increase in carbon tax in Budget 2021 will add significant extra costs to farm and forestry contractors, according...

October 14, 2020