Commonage

10 sheep disappear in suspected ‘two-legged fox’ attack

10 sheep disappear in suspected ‘two-legged fox’ attack

A sheep farmer from Roundstone, Co. Galway, has reported that 10 of his sheep have gone missing in what he...

November 23, 2018

€1.95 million pilot project launched for Wicklow hill farmers

€1.95 million pilot project launched for Wicklow hill farmers

The ‘Sustainable Uplands Agriculture-environment Scheme (SUAS)’ Pilot Project was officially launched by Wicklow Uplands Council this week. The €1.95 million...

November 21, 2018

‘Up to 6,000 farmers still awaiting final GLAS payment’

‘Up to 6,000 farmers still awaiting final GLAS payment’

Efforts were made yesterday to break the “logjam” that has developed where a “substantial” number of Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme...

June 20, 2018

City commonage farmers campaign for cattle grids

City commonage farmers campaign for cattle grids

Farmers in Glenasmole, near Tallaght in Dublin, are campaigning for the installation of cattle grids to prevent their sheep from...

January 28, 2018

Hundreds of commonage management plans yet to be completed

Hundreds of commonage management plans yet to be completed

Hundreds of commonage management plans (CMPs) have yet to be completed under the Green, Low-Carbon, Environment Scheme (GLAS), according to...

November 24, 2017

Farmers under ‘tremendous pressure’ to submit commonage framework plans

Farmers under ‘tremendous pressure’ to submit commonage framework plans

Farmers are being put under “tremendous pressure” to submit commonage framework plans by the deadline of October 31, according to...

October 16, 2017

Mayo farmer appointed Chair of Commonage Implementation Committee

Mayo farmer appointed Chair of Commonage Implementation Committee

Padraig Gibbons has been appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, as the new chair of the independent Commonage...

November 23, 2016

Autumn GLAS payments could exclude commonage farmers -INHFA

Autumn GLAS payments could exclude commonage farmers -INHFA

Autumn GLAS payments will not be paid out to commonage farmers who have not completed a Commonage Management Plan (CMP),...

September 23, 2016

‘15,000 commonage farmers left in limbo by Minister Humphreys’

‘15,000 commonage farmers left in limbo by Minister Humphreys’

Some 15,000 commonage farmers have been left in limbo by Minister Humphreys and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, INHFA National...

August 30, 2016

‘Farmers unable to complete GLAS applications as almost 400 commonages without planners’

‘Farmers unable to complete GLAS applications as almost 400 commonages without planners’

Almost 400 commonages around Ireland are without an approved GLAS planner to complete commonage management plans. The Irish Natura &...

July 29, 2016

‘Factory demands taking traditional beef breeds off commonages’

‘Factory demands taking traditional beef breeds off commonages’

Demands for a certain type of product has had a dramatic impact on the herd profiles of suckler operations in...

April 2, 2016

Eligible land area for commonage farmers in GLAS must not decrease – Department

Eligible land area for commonage farmers in GLAS must not decrease – Department

Commonage farmers in GLAS must ensure that the Maximum Eligible Area (MEA) of the commonage as declared on the 2015...

March 23, 2016

Hill and commonage farmers say clarification still needed on eligibility

Hill and commonage farmers say clarification still needed on eligibility

Clarification is still needed on land eligibility guidelines for hill and commonage farmers, according to the Irish Natura and Hill...

March 21, 2016

Calls for higher 2015 GLAS payment for commonage farmers

Calls for higher 2015 GLAS payment for commonage farmers

Calls have been made for the Department of Agriculture to allow for a higher GLAS payments to be made in...

January 11, 2016

Coveney says over 30% of commonage shareholders joined GLAS 1

Coveney says over 30% of commonage shareholders joined GLAS 1

Over 30% of commonage shareholders opted to join the first tranche of GLAS, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Simon...

November 27, 2015

Commonage farmers facing payment delays

Commonage farmers facing payment delays

Commonage farmers face payment delays when other farmers on the commonage have issues, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has...

October 12, 2015

‘Realistic deadlines’ for GLAS commonage plans to be monitored by Department

‘Realistic deadlines’ for GLAS commonage plans to be monitored by Department

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said he will monitor the progress of advisors in the preparation of commonage...

September 28, 2015

Commonage planning guidelines – online application still weeks off

Commonage planning guidelines – online application still weeks off

The Department of Agriculture has published its guidelines for commonage planning. However, it has still to publish the full list...

August 14, 2015