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Rural Development

Animal nutrition company to create 20 jobs
Connolly’s Red Mills announces 20 new jobs for Kilkenny.
By William Conlon on 23 June 2017
The IFA has called on the Minister for Agriculture to give assurance that there will be no repeat of the GLAS payment delays this year.
By Contributor on 15 June 2017
There are no plans to open the organic farming scheme for new entrants, according to the Department.
By Peter Varley on 15 June 2017
GLAS payments can be made, get a dairy newsletter and aquaculture breakthrough.
By Contributor on 08 June 2017
Over 50c in every €1 of Irish farm income comes from EU payments
Ireland’s dynamic agricultural sector is underpinned by the €1.2bn in annual CAP payments, which Commissioner Phil Hogan says is the key to rural development.
By Odile Evans on 05 June 2017
BurrenLIFE programme takes home top award from the European Commission
The groundbreaking BurrenLIFE project has been recognised as the best ever LIFE project in the 25 year history of the programme.
By Odile Evans on 02 June 2017
A total of 42 applications were made to the Tillage Capital Investment Scheme. There were 11,780 applications to TAMS to date.
By Odile Evans on 01 June 2017
IFA Bloom discount, ANC funding, live export trade buoyant and trailer safety.
By Contributor on 25 May 2017
Farm organisations react to ‘unfair’ BPS penalty threat
The IFA and ICSA have questioned the fairness and legality of the Department’s warning to farmers about illegal burning.
By Odile Evans on 19 May 2017
Knowledge Transfer extension welcomed
The move by the Department of Agriculture to extend the deadline for the Knowledge Transfer (KT) programme has been welcomed by the IFA and Agricultural Consultants Association.
By Patrick Donohoe on 16 May 2017
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD offers opinion on what he and his Department have done to protect farmers since the Brexit vote.
By Contributor on 18 May 2017
European Innovation Partnership projects shortlisted
A total of 22 projects have been shortlisted for the next phase of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) initiative under the RDP.
By Odile Evans on 14 May 2017
Over 5,000 applications are expected over the next four days ahead of Monday's deadline.
By Peter McCann on 11 May 2017
Sheep funding must be retained, IFA nitrates submission and Bloom ticket offer
By Contributor on 11 May 2017
There has been a big move in the Department of Agriculture, with Colm Hayes taking a senior position.
By The Dealer on 27 April 2017
Craft hub and destination stopping place – that’s what Ballinahown in Co Westmeath has developed into due to hard work over two decades. Margaret Hawkins visits for this month’s It Takes A Village.
By Margaret Hawkins on 27 April 2017
Fourth forestry show attracts exhibitors from a wide range of stakeholders
David Wilkinson promises a diverse show aimed at the forestry industry as well as the general public.
By Donal Magner on 27 April 2017
In December 2015, 3,313 farmers applied to join business developments groups with a further 118 dairy and pig farmers joining in November 2015.
By Peter McCann on 13 April 2017
The Dealer sees that Kevin Hanrahan has gotten a new promotion in Teagasc.
By The Dealer on 13 April 2017
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that there are no funds to reopen the Organic Farming Scheme despite warnings of more organic imports.
By Amy McShane on 30 March 2017
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