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FCI publishes revised and updated contractor charge guide

FCI publishes revised and updated contractor charge guide

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has published a revised and updated Contracting Charges Guide 2022...

June 16, 2022

Tractor drivers advised to turn off plough lamps on public roads

Tractor drivers advised to turn off plough lamps on public roads

Tractor drivers are being asked to remember to turn off plough lamps when driving on public roads. The Road Safety...

March 16, 2022

FCI ‘grossly insulted’ by 2c/L green diesel reduction

FCI ‘grossly insulted’ by 2c/L green diesel reduction

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) says that it is “grossly insulted” by reports of a...

March 9, 2022

NAP and TAMS on agenda for Agriculture committee today

NAP and TAMS on agenda for Agriculture committee today

The Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) and the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) will be the areas of discussion when the...

January 26, 2022

FCI publishes 2022 charge guide as contractor costs rise

FCI publishes 2022 charge guide as contractor costs rise

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has published its Contracting Charges Guide for 2022. The association...

January 19, 2022

FCI postpones Contractor Day 2021 until spring next year

FCI postpones Contractor Day 2021 until spring next year

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has made the decision to postpone its Contractor Day 2021...

November 17, 2021

Contractors ‘remain bitter over Carbon Tax inequity’ in budget

Contractors ‘remain bitter over Carbon Tax inequity’ in budget

Contractors are “bitterly disappointed” that Budget 2022 – which was announced yesterday (Tuesday, October 12) – did not allow for...

October 13, 2021

Contractors fear 50c/L increase in green diesel in Budget 2022

Contractors fear 50c/L increase in green diesel in Budget 2022

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is concerned at a potential 50c/L increase in the cost...

October 7, 2021

‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

‘Contractors want technical, not calendar solutions’ in nitrates programme – FCI

Farm and forestry contractors are “practical people”, and they will “drive solutions to the water quality challenge”, according to the...

September 15, 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors call for realism from frenzied farmers amid hectic 2021

Contractors have called for realism and a “bit of understanding” from some farmers amid a particularly hectic 2021, with skilled...

August 5, 2021

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Silage pits – ‘Potentially dangerous’ heights putting workers at risk say HSA & FCI

Recent reports of farmers requesting silage pits to be filled to excessive “and potentially dangerous heights” have spurred the Association...

June 9, 2021

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Meitheal: Farmers urged to ‘ease off’ on contractors under silage pressure

Farmers are being called on to show “meitheal” and ease off on silage contractors who are under significant pressure to...

June 2, 2021

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Contractors: Key daily tractor checks for silage season

Agricultural contractors should ensure they conduct “simple daily checks” on their tractors and machinery before hitting the roads for a...

May 31, 2021

FCI calls for calm amid  ‘frenzy’ to catch up on first-cut silage

FCI calls for calm amid ‘frenzy’ to catch up on first-cut silage

With less than 10% of first-cut silage done so far this year, the chief executive of the Association of Farm...

May 30, 2021

Contractors to sack tractor drivers using phones while driving

Contractors to sack tractor drivers using phones while driving

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is calling on its members to enforce a zero-tolerance approach...

May 28, 2021

Contractors urge cyclists to consider 6 road safety risks

Contractors urge cyclists to consider 6 road safety risks

Agricultural contractors have been in touch with the governing body of cycling in Ireland to discuss the safety of cyclists...

May 20, 2021

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

FCI: Contractor and farmer win hedge-cutting court case

An agricultural contractor and a farmer won a court case that was taken against them by the National Parks and...

May 19, 2021

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Agri contractors seek to instil safer work practice in farming

Irish agricultural contractors have begun a project which will seek to work safety practices across farms in this country –...

April 20, 2021