Macra na Feirme

Macra calls for government intervention over flooding in Roscommon

Macra calls for government intervention over flooding in Roscommon

Macra na Feirme has called for urgent government intervention regarding flooding at Lough Funshinagh, in Co. Roscommon. The organisation has...

September 16, 2021

NAP changes ‘essentially a reintroduction of quotas’ – Macra

NAP changes ‘essentially a reintroduction of quotas’ – Macra

The proposed changes to the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) are “essentially a reintroduction of what were previously known as quotas”,...

September 14, 2021

Taxation, funding, contraception – Macra launches budget submission

Taxation, funding, contraception – Macra launches budget submission

Taxation and funding measures form the basis of Macra na Feirme’s (Macra) pre-budget submission to the government, along with an...

September 14, 2021

Young farmer CAP supports in focus as Macra meets ministers

Young farmer CAP supports in focus as Macra meets ministers

High-level talks were held this week between ministers at the Department of Agriculture and Macra na Feirme – with a...

September 9, 2021

Macra to host ‘Lough Funshinagh flood farm walk’

Macra to host ‘Lough Funshinagh flood farm walk’

Roscommon Macra na Feirme will host a farm walk with a difference this Friday (September 10) which will highlight the...

September 7, 2021

Macra calls for ‘robust’ active farmer definition under next CAP

Macra calls for ‘robust’ active farmer definition under next CAP

Macra na Feirme has called for a ‘robust” definition of an active farmer to be established “to ensure payments are...

September 6, 2021

Macra chief to take the reins as new CEO of Horse Sport Ireland

Macra chief to take the reins as new CEO of Horse Sport Ireland

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has announced Denis Duggan as its new chief executive officer (CEO). The current CEO of Macra...

September 3, 2021

Duggan to step down as Macra na Feirme CEO

Duggan to step down as Macra na Feirme CEO

Denis Duggan is to step down as CEO of Macra na Feirme later this year, it has been confirmed. Macra...

September 1, 2021

Macra members urged to return and ‘make a difference’

Macra members urged to return and ‘make a difference’

Members of young farmer and rural youth organisation Macra na Feirme are being urged to return – and “make a...

August 25, 2021

Macra to host CAP ‘consultation evening’ tonight

Macra to host CAP ‘consultation evening’ tonight

Macra na Feirme will host a virtual meeting tonight (Monday, August 23) on the consultation process for the Common Agricultural...

August 23, 2021

Dairy Focus: ‘Walk and Talk’ on Macra president’s farm

Dairy Focus: ‘Walk and Talk’ on Macra president’s farm

Earlier this week, John Keane hosted a Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Development Group (YFDG) ‘Walk and Talk’ on his...

August 23, 2021

Macra raises rural housing concerns with Fine Gael

Macra raises rural housing concerns with Fine Gael

Representatives of Macra na Feirme met virtually this week with Fine Gael to raise their concerns around one-off housing and...

August 19, 2021

Young farmers ‘unimpressed’ with format of CAP town halls

Young farmers ‘unimpressed’ with format of CAP town halls

Young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme has had its say on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM’s)...

August 12, 2021

FRS story over 40 years recounted in new book

FRS story over 40 years recounted in new book

A new book setting out the history and story of Farm Relief Services (FRS) over the last 40 years has...

July 31, 2021

Macra links up with Ultra Cyclists for ‘wild’ charity challenge

Macra links up with Ultra Cyclists for ‘wild’ charity challenge

Macra na Feirme is linking up with agribusiness, media and seasoned ultra cyclists for Wild Atlantic Way Ultra Cycle Challenge...

July 18, 2021

Former president of Macra elected VP of CEJA

Former president of Macra elected VP of CEJA

The former president of Macra na Feirme Thomas Duffy has been elected as the vice-president of the European Council of...

June 28, 2021

Macra shifts CAP focus for young farmers from Brussels to Dublin

Macra shifts CAP focus for young farmers from Brussels to Dublin

Macra na Feirme national president John Keane has said he is disappointed at the “lack of ambition” at EU level...

June 27, 2021

Promoting bull-beef production? I’m not so sure

Promoting bull-beef production? I’m not so sure

Macra na Feirme’s idea to promote bull beef production in this country has as much chance of flying with me...

June 13, 2021