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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

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors push for clarity on potential for hedge-cutting extension under Wildlife Act

Contractors have called on the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage to allow for an extension to the hedge-cutting season under...

February 25, 2021

Table: Contractor association releases full 2021 ‘guide rates’

Table: Contractor association releases full 2021 ‘guide rates’

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has unveiled its ‘Contracting Charges Guide‘ for 2021. Revealed in...

February 9, 2021

FCI charges guide 2021: Contracting charges increase…but by how much?

FCI charges guide 2021: Contracting charges increase…but by how much?

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has published the FCI Contracting Charges Guide for 2021 –...

February 9, 2021

Contractors call for extension of hedge maintenance period

Contractors call for extension of hedge maintenance period

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is being called on to extend the current open period for the...

February 5, 2021

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

Contractors seek baling compensation in proposed straw chopping scheme

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has called on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

January 28, 2021

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

Contractors call for 2001 ‘foot-and-mouth’ style regulations

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) is urging the government to introduce regulations similar to those...

January 17, 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

Contractors: Safety at slurry needs to be top priority in 2021

All contractors have been called on by the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) to ensure that...

January 7, 2021

Contractors ‘must be included’ in new forestry policy group

Contractors ‘must be included’ in new forestry policy group

Irish forest machinery contractors should have a voice at the table of the new forestry policy group that has been...

November 25, 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

Contractors ‘the people keeping the wheels of Irish agriculture moving forward’

Contractors ‘the people keeping the wheels of Irish agriculture moving forward’

Kilkenny contractor John Hughes has been elected as the new national chair of the Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors...

October 9, 2020

Are fast tractors driven by agri contractors required to have a CVRT?

Are fast tractors driven by agri contractors required to have a CVRT?

Light has been shed on the question as to whether fast tractors used by agricultural and forestry contractors are required...

October 8, 2020

Level 3 restrictions: What agri contractors should know

Level 3 restrictions: What agri contractors should know

Contractors can expect to see changes with Level 3 restrictions now in effect around the country, according to the Association...

October 8, 2020

FCI appoints commercial manager in ‘new and exciting phase of development’

FCI appoints commercial manager in ‘new and exciting phase of development’

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has appointed Sean O’Connor as the association’s new national commercial...

September 10, 2020

FCI sets AGM for next month in Portlaoise

FCI sets AGM for next month in Portlaoise

The Association of Farm and Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has confirmed to its members that it will hold its...

August 14, 2020

Contractors: ‘Young tractor drivers have an important role to play’

Contractors: ‘Young tractor drivers have an important role to play’

“Many older farmers, rather than young tractor drivers, are the tragic victims of fatal farm accidents” according to the Association...

July 15, 2020

Tractor and baler go up in smoke in Wicklow

Tractor and baler go up in smoke in Wicklow

Firefighters had to be called on in Co. Wicklow over the weekend when a tractor and baler went on fire...

July 13, 2020