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Rural Development

The priorities outlined by the various stakeholders in negotiations on the EU's future farm policy will have an impact on the payments hitting farmers' pockets. Here is who wants what.
By Thomas Hubert on 10 August 2017
TAMS costings, ensure security of payment and leadership training for your reps.
By Contributor on 10 August 2017
IFA calls for climate measures, KT payments to be on time and forestry call.
By Contributor on 03 August 2017
With the IFA's pre-budget submission launched, GLAS payments must be sped up.
By Contributor on 13 July 2017
This week is the deadline to apply for the first trance of tillage TAMS.
By Odile Evans on 29 June 2017
Animal nutrition company to create 20 jobs
Connolly’s Red Mills announces 20 new jobs for Kilkenny.
By William Conlon on 23 June 2017
Ambassador for the Action Plan for Rural Ireland Pat Spillane and Senator John O’Mahony spoke to Macra na Feirme about the future of rural Ireland at the recent Croke Park Challenge Cup.
By Contributor on 29 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
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