Commonage

Commonage protest to continue despite Minster’s announcements

Commonage protest to continue despite Minster’s announcements

The Concerned Hill Farmers Action Group is set continuing its protest outside the Taoiseach’s Enda Kenny Constituency Office in Castlebar,...

September 5, 2014

Coveney gives some ground on commonages, as protests continue at Taoiseach’s Castlebar office

Coveney gives some ground on commonages, as protests continue at Taoiseach’s Castlebar office

In advance of a meeting between the Commonage Implementation Committee and the farm bodies, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

September 3, 2014

Commonage protesters to picket the office of Enda Kenny

Commonage protesters to picket the office of Enda Kenny

Concerned Hill Farmers Action Group spokesman Brendan Joyce has confirmed to Agriland that a letter seeking the support of Enda...

September 2, 2014

IFA says progress on commonages now firmly in Ministers hands

IFA says progress on commonages now firmly in Ministers hands

Following a meeting with the Department of Agriculture this week on the problems regarding new stocking rates for commonages under...

August 30, 2014

Collective agreements – a dangerous precedent, says UFA

Collective agreements – a dangerous precedent, says UFA

The United Farmers Association (UFA) is calling on Minister Coveney to scrap the proposal to implement his collective agreement for...

August 24, 2014

Commonage farmers won’t accept collective agreements as over 1,700 attend meeting

Commonage farmers won’t accept collective agreements as over 1,700 attend meeting

Commonage farmers will not accept collective agreements as a measure to gain entry into the new GLAS scheme, according to...

August 21, 2014

Hill farmers’ public meeting next week

Hill farmers’ public meeting next week

The recently-formed Concerned Hill Farmers Action Group will host a public meeting in the Castle Court Hotel, Westport on Wednesday,...

August 15, 2014

Minister called on to meet commonage farmers over SFP issues

Minister called on to meet commonage farmers over SFP issues

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív, has called on Minister Simon Coveney to meet with commonage farmers regarding...

August 12, 2014

‘Concerned Hill Farmers Action Group’ launched

‘Concerned Hill Farmers Action Group’ launched

A national protest group has now been officially formed to campaign for changes to the new Rural Development Programme (RDP), Tubercurrry...

August 4, 2014

Commonage implementation committee to meet shortly

Commonage implementation committee to meet shortly

All members of the new Commonage Implementation Committee have now been appointed and the Committee will announce its first meeting...

July 30, 2014

Civil war breaks out within IFA

Civil war breaks out within IFA

National IFA Rural Development Committee Vice Chairman Colm O’Donnell has told Agriland that hill farmers throughout Ireland feel the hierarchy...

July 29, 2014

Commonage farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015 – Ó Cuív

Commonage farmers may not be eligible for SFP from 2015 – Ó Cuív

Some commonage farmers may not be eligible for the Single Farm Payment (SFP) from 2015, due to new regulations being...

July 22, 2014

IFA set out priorities for commonage stocking rates

IFA set out priorities for commonage stocking rates

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has set out the priorities for IFA in advance of the forthcoming discussions on...

July 10, 2014

‘Implementation of Commonage Framework an ongoing process’

‘Implementation of Commonage Framework an ongoing process’

Implementation of the new commonage framework is an ongoing process according to Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. Responding to a...

March 27, 2014

Commonage review will not be an easy task, minister

Commonage review will not be an easy task, minister

A review of Ireland’s commonage framework is under way, where key communications between farmers directly managing the lands, relevant state agencies,...

March 13, 2014

‘Collective commonage land to receive more payments in new RDP’

‘Collective commonage land to receive more payments in new RDP’

Future agri-environmental schemes offer the opportunity for claimants with commonage land to receive slightly higher payments than a non-commonage farmer...

January 23, 2014