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Rural Development Programme

Pat O’Toole casts an eye over potential new ways in which the CAP can help farmers post-2020.
By Pat O'Toole on 17 August 2017
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has given some details of the upcoming support scheme for beef producer organisations.
By Thomas Hubert on 03 August 2017
IFA national rural development committee chair Joe Brady has called for the Department to ensure the full utilisation of all EU and national funding in the Rural Development Programme (RDP).
By William Conlon on 21 July 2017
Farm safety week, positive cattle trends and the IFA makes proposals on RDP amendment
By Contributor on 27 July 2017
As part of our series setting the scene for negotiations on the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020, Thomas Hubert explains the basics of the current CAP and how much it is worth to farmers.
By Thomas Hubert on 20 July 2017
Fianna Fáil's spokesperson on agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, has said that there is chronic underspend in relation to the Rural Development Programme.
By Amy Forde on 14 July 2017
Award-winning Burren scheme inspires hen harrier farmers
Farmers getting paid to achieve environmental goals they have set themselves – the model pioneered by the Burren locally-led agri-environmental scheme is moving into hen harrier-designated areas.
By Thomas Hubert on 14 July 2017
This week is the deadline to apply for the first trance of tillage TAMS.
By Odile Evans on 29 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
Some farmers who situated their GLAS actions in areas used in the past as REPS habitats may have to issue an appeal to the Department for payment.
By Peter Varley on 08 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
€25m KT underspend projected
Figures published in the Dáil this week point to a 25% underspend in the Knowledge Transfer (KT) scheme budget.
By Thomas Hubert on 04 June 2017
IFA rural development chair Joe Brady has insisted that Minister Creed must prioritise the provision of an additional €25m for the areas of natural constraint (ANC) scheme in the 2018 budget.
By Contributor on 25 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
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
With the opening of the seventh tranche of TAMS II, Peter Varley looks at how the scheme is progressing.
By Peter Varley on 13 April 2017
The Irish Farmers Association held a briefing for members of the Oireachtas members on the ANC review.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 06 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
Mandatory retirement package for farmers top of Macra's CAP report
More use of financial instruments and a retirement package were some of the recommendations included in Macra's CAP policy document.
By Amy McShane on 24 March 2017
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