RDP

Minister seeks commission approval for latest RDP

Minister seeks commission approval for latest RDP

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has submitted a proposal to the European Commission for the 10th...

April 1, 2021

€400,000 in funding earmarked for social farming projects this year

€400,000 in funding earmarked for social farming projects this year

Funding of €400,000 is available this year for social farming projects under the 2021 Rural Innovation and Development Fund, according...

March 26, 2021

Consultation begins on latest amendment to RDP

Consultation begins on latest amendment to RDP

A consultation process on the latest amendment to the Rural Development Programme (RDP) has begun, Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

March 16, 2021

Micheál Martin on RDP extension, organic farming and GLAS

Micheál Martin on RDP extension, organic farming and GLAS

The extension of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for 2021 and 2022 will include nearly €900 million in EU funds,...

January 29, 2021

IFA proposes RDP budget increase of 25% to €5 billion

IFA proposes RDP budget increase of 25% to €5 billion

This week’s Irish farmers’ Association (IFA) National Rural Development Committee meeting saw the Rural Development Programme (RDP) as one of the...

June 14, 2018

Galway family’s farm transfer ‘an inspiration’ – National Rural Network

Galway family’s farm transfer ‘an inspiration’ – National Rural Network

The story of how a 28-year-old Co. Galway sheep farmer went through a farm transfer process with his parents and...

March 25, 2018

‘Funding for young farmers needs to be reinstated’

‘Funding for young farmers needs to be reinstated’

The government has been urged to use some of the underspend in the Rural Development Programme (RDP) to fund schemes...

October 19, 2017

Concerns raised for farm incomes hit by adverse weather

Concerns raised for farm incomes hit by adverse weather

Concerns have been raised by Fianna Fail’s Agriculture Spokesperson, Charlie McConalogue, for farm incomes hit by adverse weather conditions. The...

September 19, 2017

Could a new ‘affordable’ credit scheme be on the way?

Could a new ‘affordable’ credit scheme be on the way?

The opening of a public consultation on the possible introduction of a pilot ‘Financial Instrument’ under the Rural Development Programme...

September 13, 2017

GLAS to reopen in mid-November – Minister Creed

GLAS to reopen in mid-November – Minister Creed

GLAS is expected to reopen around mid-November and it will remain open for six weeks, the Minister for Agriculture, Michael...

October 12, 2016

Extension to Knowledge Transfer Group registration deadline

Extension to Knowledge Transfer Group registration deadline

The original June 30 deadline for registration of farmer participants in Knowledge Transfer Groups is to be extended until July...

June 29, 2016

Hopes that grain storage and sheep fencing grants will be in next tranche of TAMS

Hopes that grain storage and sheep fencing grants will be in next tranche of TAMS

Hopes have been raised that key new investments will be allowed for grant aid under the next tranche of TAMS...

March 14, 2016

Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming – Aidan O’Driscoll

Sustainable farming will mitigate impact of global warming – Aidan O’Driscoll

Ireland leads the way in developing a national strategy that allows for sustainable agricultural intensification while, at the same time,...

September 14, 2015

TDs to discuss plight of 3,900 ‘Forgotten Farmers’

TDs to discuss plight of 3,900 ‘Forgotten Farmers’

The plight of the 3,900 so-called ‘Forgotten Farmers’ is to be considered by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture tomorrow (Tuesday)....

June 15, 2015

Ireland’s RDP set to be ratified next week

Ireland’s RDP set to be ratified next week

The EU Commission has confirmed to the IFA that Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) will be ratified next Tuesday, May...

May 22, 2015

Ireland’s €4 billion RDP on the home straight, says IFA

Ireland’s €4 billion RDP on the home straight, says IFA

Confirmation has been received by the IFA from the European Commission that Ireland’s seven-year €4 billion Rural Development Plan (RDP)...

March 31, 2015

Six counties to receive over €10m in LEADER allocations

Six counties to receive over €10m in LEADER allocations

Six counties are to receive over €10m each in LEADER allocations under the Rural Development Programme (RDP) Ministers Alan Kelly...

March 10, 2015

New farm safety scheme in 2015 (when RDP is approved)

New farm safety scheme in 2015 (when RDP is approved)

A new farm safety scheme is set to be opened this year, subject to approval of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme....

February 18, 2015