Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association

INHFA to host online AGM later this week

INHFA to host online AGM later this week

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Irish Natura Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) will be held virtually via the zoom...

November 25, 2020

INHFA calls for suspension of Climate Change Advisory Council

INHFA calls for suspension of Climate Change Advisory Council

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) president, Colm O’Donnell, has called on the Minister for Communications, Climate Action...

August 4, 2019

‘We need a meal voucher system by early November’

‘We need a meal voucher system by early November’

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association’s (INHFA’s) Brendan Joyce spoke to AgriLand about fodder shortages at day one of the National...

September 18, 2018

Inspection regime could lead to ‘land abandonment’

Inspection regime could lead to ‘land abandonment’

Proposals to target hill and commonage lands for renewed land eligibility inspections have been met with alarm by the Irish...

June 7, 2017

ANC uplands specific category ‘an option’ for authorities

ANC uplands specific category ‘an option’ for authorities

An uplands specific category within the new ANC (Area Of Natural Constraint) review is both “technically and legally possible,” according...

May 29, 2017

Hill farmers seek second ANC payment for weather affected farmers

Hill farmers seek second ANC payment for weather affected farmers

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has called for a second payment to be made to farmers affected...

October 6, 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

Minister rules out top-up for hill farmers in new sheep scheme

Minister rules out top-up for hill farmers in new sheep scheme

A top-up for hill farmers in the proposed new sheep scheme has been ruled out by the Minister for Agriculture,...

July 17, 2016

Calls for new farm inspection appeals board following High Court judgement

Calls for new farm inspection appeals board following High Court judgement

The recent High Court decision around farm inspection appeals highlights the need for an overhaul of the farm inspection and appeals...

July 12, 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

Over 700 farmers attend official launch of Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association

Over 700 farmers attend official launch of Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association

Over 700 farmers attended the official launch of the Irish Natural and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) last Friday night in...

February 8, 2016

Farmers fearful of income cuts from land eligibility inspections – INHFA

Farmers fearful of income cuts from land eligibility inspections – INHFA

The threat of land eligibility inspections is now a major stress factor for many farmers, according to the Irish Natura and...

November 12, 2015

Hill farmers protest over delayed ANC payments

Hill farmers protest over delayed ANC payments

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association is holding a picket at the Department of Agriculture offices in Portlaoise today...

October 14, 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

€30m sheep package sought by INHFA

€30m sheep package sought by INHFA

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) is calling on Minister Coveney to deliver a support package for the...

September 24, 2015

Genomics scheme is a load of ‘bull’ – INHFA

Genomics scheme is a load of ‘bull’ – INHFA

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme is unworkable for most small suckler cow farmers, according to Colm O’Donnell of the...

June 5, 2015

‘Vulnerable farmers have been abandoned by Coveney’

‘Vulnerable farmers have been abandoned by Coveney’

At an emergency meeting of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) in Claremorris recently was told that Minister Coveney...

May 26, 2015