Land designations

Greater land designation ‘would have significant impact on young farmers’ ability to farm’

Greater land designation ‘would have significant impact on young farmers’ ability to farm’

Macra na Feirme appeared before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and the Marine today (Tuesday, April 21) to discuss...

April 20, 2021

NPWS publishes list of possible designated land schemes for next CAP

NPWS publishes list of possible designated land schemes for next CAP

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has formally published a document outlining possible measures for which farmers on designated...

March 4, 2021

INHFA president highlights ‘flawed’ designations policy to minister

INHFA president highlights ‘flawed’ designations policy to minister

The AGM of the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) was held last Friday (November 27) over an online...

November 30, 2020

Galway receives largest portion of ANC payments

Galway receives largest portion of ANC payments

Galway has topped the list for the largest portion of payments under the 2020 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) scheme....

September 21, 2020

INHFA tells Minister Noonan land designations are ‘flawed policy’

INHFA tells Minister Noonan land designations are ‘flawed policy’

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has met with Minister of State Malcolm Noonan to further discuss the...

September 10, 2020

Noonan: ‘I did not make definitive statement about further designations’

Noonan: ‘I did not make definitive statement about further designations’

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan has moved to contradict claims made by the Irish Farmers’ Association...

September 8, 2020

IFA ‘gets commitment’ of no plans for more land designations

IFA ‘gets commitment’ of no plans for more land designations

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) says that it has been given a “clear and unequivocal commitment” that there are no...

September 2, 2020

‘Government has made a pig’s ear out of land designations’ – Harkin

‘Government has made a pig’s ear out of land designations’ – Harkin

Independent TD Marian Harkin has said that “the government needs to understand what implications land designations could have” in years...

August 21, 2020

IFA ’emphatically rejects’ land designations – Cullinan

IFA ’emphatically rejects’ land designations – Cullinan

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that it has “emphatically rejected” land designations, and will tell the Minister of...

August 14, 2020

Commission refers Ireland to EU Court of Justice over land designation

Commission refers Ireland to EU Court of Justice over land designation

The European Commission has referred Ireland to the EU Court of Justice over what it calls the country’s failure to...

July 2, 2020

‘The first rule is not to blaggard the man that owns the land in this country’

‘The first rule is not to blaggard the man that owns the land in this country’

The chairman of the Shannon Action Committee, Charlie Killeen, is calling for a permanent payment in return for the permanent...

June 26, 2019

‘It is the biggest land grab since Cromwell’

‘It is the biggest land grab since Cromwell’

Charlie Killeen, a farmer from Meelick, Co. Galway – an area of picturesque rural Irish landscape along the River Shannon...

June 25, 2019

‘Land designations are the biggest land grab since Cromwell’

‘Land designations are the biggest land grab since Cromwell’

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association is calling for a full renegotiation of all land designations that will properly...

June 21, 2016