Tom Hayes

€20m in annual forestry payments to issue from today

€20m in annual forestry payments to issue from today

The annual tax-free forestry premium payments for 2016 will be issued from today, the Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry,...

April 11, 2016

Hayes called on to refund farmers over ‘incorrectly recouped’ forestry payments

Hayes called on to refund farmers over ‘incorrectly recouped’ forestry payments

The IFA is calling on Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Tom Hayes, to refund thousands of farmers...

February 1, 2016

Investment aid scheme worth €4.3m launched for horticulture sector

Investment aid scheme worth €4.3m launched for horticulture sector

Some €4.3m has been made available for the 2016 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture...

October 31, 2015

Bord Bia targets 1,000 key food buyers at world’s largest food fair in Germany

Bord Bia targets 1,000 key food buyers at world’s largest food fair in Germany

Twenty Irish food companies are with Bord Bia in Germany this week at the world’s largest trade food fair in...

October 12, 2015

Grants of €5,000/ha launched for forestry restoration work

Grants of €5,000/ha launched for forestry restoration work

Farmers with forestry can now apply for grants of up to €5,000/ha for restoration work on forestry under a new Native...

September 24, 2015

Forestry planting programme opens for applications

Forestry planting programme opens for applications

Farmers and landowners can now apply for financial assistance under the forestry planting programme. Launching the programme, Minister Tom Hayes...

September 23, 2015

€5m funding for organic sector launched – grants of up to €500,000 available

€5m funding for organic sector launched – grants of up to €500,000 available

The new Grant Aid Scheme for the development of the organic off-farm processing sector has been opened. The Minister of State...

August 12, 2015

Over 800 farmers turn to organic farming, with €300/ha grants on offer

Over 800 farmers turn to organic farming, with €300/ha grants on offer

Over 800 applications to the Organic Farming Scheme have been received by the Department of Agriculture, which, it says, is a...

June 16, 2015

Some 685ha of raised bogs to be restored across seven counties

Some 685ha of raised bogs to be restored across seven counties

Some 685ha of raised bogs on 17 Coillte owned sites across seven counties are to be restored as part of...

May 24, 2015

Unsure how or when to thin forestry? Find out at Timber2015 in Laois this weekend

Unsure how or when to thin forestry? Find out at Timber2015 in Laois this weekend

Are you a forest owner unsure about thinning forestry? According to Michael Somers of Teagasc, half of private woodlands are...

May 8, 2015

Co-funding from EU approved for €4.3m potato campaign

Co-funding from EU approved for €4.3m potato campaign

The EU Commission has approved 50% EU co-funding for ‘Potato Potential’, a €4.3m programme to promote potatoes on the Irish and UK...

April 23, 2015

New app to allow everyone monitor tree health

New app to allow everyone monitor tree health

Treecheck, a smartphone app to enlist the public’s help in safeguarding tree and forest health on the island of Ireland,...

April 18, 2015

Forestry sector due for boost, with €482m investment

Forestry sector due for boost, with €482m investment

The forestry sector will see investment of €482m as the Department of Agriculture secures State Aid approval for the new...

February 23, 2015

Woodland owners vital to development of Irish forestry – Minister Hayes

Woodland owners vital to development of Irish forestry – Minister Hayes

In his address to the AGM of the Limerick and Tipperary Woodland Owners Group held in Hollyford, Co. Tipperary, Tom...

February 9, 2015

‘Share Farming Agreement gives opportunities to allow young people into farming’

‘Share Farming Agreement gives opportunities to allow young people into farming’

The Share Farming Agreement is a way of bringing young people into agriculture and dairy farming and it also brings...

January 23, 2015

Land is the new quota restricting farmers – Macra

Land is the new quota restricting farmers – Macra

Land mobility is the new quota and this topic will be discussed at a Macra event in Cahir next week....

January 10, 2015

Department of Agriculture announces forestry programme worth almost €500m

Department of Agriculture announces forestry programme worth almost €500m

A new forestry programme has been announced by the Department of Agriculture to cover 2014-2020. Tom Hayes, Minister of State...

December 24, 2014

France is Ireland’s second biggest food and drink market

France is Ireland’s second biggest food and drink market

France is Ireland’s second largest export market and this was recognised by Tom Hayes, Minister of State at the Department...

December 13, 2014