REPS

Agri-environment scheme described as ‘far from new REPS’

Agri-environment scheme described as ‘far from new REPS’

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the new agri-environment scheme which is expected to be launched in the...

June 10, 2022

Cork TD urges €10,000 base payment in agri-environment pilot scheme

Cork TD urges €10,000 base payment in agri-environment pilot scheme

A Cork south west TD is calling on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) to retool its...

April 13, 2021

New agri-environment scheme ‘must be index linked’ to 1994

New agri-environment scheme ‘must be index linked’ to 1994

The next agricultural environmental scheme – dubbed the “new REPS” by numerous commentators – has got to be index linked...

February 16, 2021

Irish Farm Family Rights Group is asking for your opinion…on new farming schemes

Irish Farm Family Rights Group is asking for your opinion…on new farming schemes

“The EU’s landmark Farm to Fork Strategy will, in the not-too-distant future, be on our doorstep. It presents more questions...

June 25, 2020

REPS-type scheme welcomed – but GLAS farmers must be looked after

REPS-type scheme welcomed – but GLAS farmers must be looked after

While the proposed REPS-type scheme committed to in the Programme for Government is important, it must not distract from the...

June 19, 2020

€1.5 billion carbon tax revenue to fund ‘REPS mark II’ to 2030

€1.5 billion carbon tax revenue to fund ‘REPS mark II’ to 2030

Some €1.5 billion in revenue from the carbon tax will be used to fund the ‘flagship environmental scheme’ over the...

June 18, 2020

Programme for government: Agriculture agreement finalised

Programme for government: Agriculture agreement finalised

Talks on agriculture involving Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party, as part of wider programme for government talks,...

June 14, 2020

Taoiseach confirms plans for ‘REPS plus’ in programme for government

Taoiseach confirms plans for ‘REPS plus’ in programme for government

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has confirmed that there are plans to include a scheme similar to the Rural Environment Protection Scheme...

June 12, 2020

New ‘REPS-like’ scheme ‘hugely important’ – Fine Gael chairperson

New ‘REPS-like’ scheme ‘hugely important’ – Fine Gael chairperson

A senior Fine Gael politician has welcomed a new development in the government formation talks which will see the parties...

June 7, 2020

Environment scheme ‘modeled after REPS’ features in government talks

Environment scheme ‘modeled after REPS’ features in government talks

A new agri-environment scheme modeled after the Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) is being considered by the parties involved in...

June 4, 2020

Taoiseach talks methane, new REPS and ‘BEAM II’

Taoiseach talks methane, new REPS and ‘BEAM II’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar addressed the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) today, Tuesday, January 28, where...

January 28, 2020

IFRG builds momentum with calls for new REPS scheme

IFRG builds momentum with calls for new REPS scheme

The Irish Family-Farm Rights Group (IFRG) has welcomed support from other organisations to two key proposals for farm sustainability. Speaking...

January 23, 2020

Farmer sees €27,500 penalty refunded following complaint to Ombudsman

Farmer sees €27,500 penalty refunded following complaint to Ombudsman

A farmer managed to recoup over €27,000 of a penalty he was issued with by the Department of Agriculture when...

June 20, 2018

Farmers see payments from environmental schemes fall 60% in 2015

Farmers see payments from environmental schemes fall 60% in 2015

The ending of REPS hit some farmers hard in 2015 with payments from environmental schemes down 60%. That’s according to figures...

May 25, 2016

1,200 farmers still waiting for AEOS payment

1,200 farmers still waiting for AEOS payment

Some 1,206 farmers are still waiting on payment under the AEOS scheme, according to latest figures released by the Department...

June 29, 2015

Philip Farrelly launches GLAS planning service

Philip Farrelly launches GLAS planning service

A nationwide GLAS planning service has been launched this week by veteran agricultural consultant Philip Farrelly. Called GLAS Farm Planners,...

March 4, 2015

Department has no evidence of fraudulent REPS claims

Department has no evidence of fraudulent REPS claims

The Department of Agriculture has no evidence of fraudulent Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (REPS) claims being made by farmers, according...

February 19, 2015

How the GLAS scheme will work for Teagasc clients

How the GLAS scheme will work for Teagasc clients

The means by which Teagasc provides planning and support services for the new Green Low-carbon Agri-environmental Scheme (GLAS) will be significantly different...

January 5, 2015