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Government opens first call for €100 million Brexit scheme for agri-food

Government opens first call for €100 million Brexit scheme for agri-food

The first call for applications has been opened under the government’s €100 million scheme for the agri-food sector. The scheme...

February 3, 2021

Farmers aged over 70 ‘can continue to work’ – but caution needed

Farmers aged over 70 ‘can continue to work’ – but caution needed

Older farmers aged over 70 can continue to work – but must be very careful about not coming into close...

March 30, 2020

Agri stores listed as ‘essential retail outlets’ by Government

Agri stores listed as ‘essential retail outlets’ by Government

Agricultural stores supplying animal feed, medicines and bedding, as well as shops supplying farming equipment, have been listed among stores...

March 24, 2020

Covid-19 response: Self-employed can avail of increased illness benefit

Covid-19 response: Self-employed can avail of increased illness benefit

Self-employed workers – including farmers – will be entitled to receive either illness benefit or non-means tested supplementary welfare allowance...

March 10, 2020

‘Full review of dairy sector offspring needs to happen’ – Fitzmaurice

‘Full review of dairy sector offspring needs to happen’ – Fitzmaurice

Within the first six months of the incoming government “a full review” of the offspring from the dairy sector “needs...

March 4, 2020

Delivery board established to implement Climate Action Plan

Delivery board established to implement Climate Action Plan

A Climate Action Delivery Board has been established to drive the implementation of the Government’s Climate Action Plan, Minister for...

July 16, 2019

Reducing carbon emissions in the cement, food and beverage industries

Reducing carbon emissions in the cement, food and beverage industries

Under the new Climate Action Plan the enterprise sector is being tasked with reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10-15%...

July 4, 2019

‘Far-reaching’ Climate Action Plan confirms carbon budgets

‘Far-reaching’ Climate Action Plan confirms carbon budgets

The establishment of five-year carbon budgets has been confirmed to be included as part of the Governments Climate Action Plan....

June 17, 2019

State aid approval for Carbery granted by European Commission

State aid approval for Carbery granted by European Commission

In a recent announcement, the European Commission has given state aid approval for national investment in an Irish cheese producing...

February 22, 2019

€7.5 million in funding promised for international farming and rural development

€7.5 million in funding promised for international farming and rural development

€7.5 million has been promised by An Tanaiste and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, to the...

February 13, 2018

Urgent response sought for beef and mushroom farmers

Urgent response sought for beef and mushroom farmers

Urgent government action is needed to counteract the serious damage being done to farming enterprises in the beef and mushroom...

August 31, 2017

Climate change measures ‘must not compromise sustainable food production’

Climate change measures ‘must not compromise sustainable food production’

Climate change measures outlined in the recently published National Mitigation Plan must not “compromise the capacity for sustainable food production“....

July 20, 2017

Minister backs farmers and ‘the community’ in Eirgrid dispute

Minister backs farmers and ‘the community’ in Eirgrid dispute

Regina Doherty, the newly-appointed Minister for Employment and Social Protection, said that she supports the farmers and her community in...

June 15, 2017

‘Loan scheme shows banks are out of touch’

‘Loan scheme shows banks are out of touch’

The uptake of the Agriculture Cash-flow Support Loan Scheme shows that Irish financial institutions are out of sync with the...

May 5, 2017

Budget 2017: Low-cost loans and €25m sheep scheme on the way for farmers

Budget 2017: Low-cost loans and €25m sheep scheme on the way for farmers

Low-cost loans, a €25m sheep scheme and an increased allocation under the GLAS scheme are on the way for farmers...

October 11, 2016

Watch: Creed tight-lipped on Irish Government funding for EU dairy package

Watch: Creed tight-lipped on Irish Government funding for EU dairy package

The Minister for Agriculture has not confirmed whether the Irish Government will be co-financing the EU Dairy Aid Package agreed...

September 13, 2016

Government to hike up price of diesel in October budget

Government to hike up price of diesel in October budget

The forthcoming Government Budget for 2017 could see a significant rise in the price of diesel, according to reports in The...

August 18, 2016

No decision made on Government matching EU dairy package funding

No decision made on Government matching EU dairy package funding

It remains to be seen whether the Irish Government will match the €11m the state received via the latest EU...

August 5, 2016