Plans to create legal costs for failed planning challenges
Barry Cassidy
Minister of State at the Department of Housing Peter Burke is set to reignite plans to reform the judicial review provisions of the the Planning Act.
7 July 2021 News
Weekly podcast: beef markets flying and farm safety signage
In this week’s podcast, we get the latest update on beef markets and speak to a graphic designer rethinking farm safety signage.
7 July 2021 News
Calls for payment convergence to resume in 2022
The the convergence of farm payment by funding increases for those below the national average from cuts to those above has been paused since 2019.
Horticulture sector 'engulfed in crisis' as peat shortage looms
Growing Media Ireland (GMI) has called for an immediate resumption of peat harvesting as September shortages loom.
7 July 2021 News
Irish agri-food researchers draw down over €100m in EU grants
Teagasc was the most successful Irish organisation in drawing down funds from the Horizon 2020 grants programme.
6 July 2021 News
Future of Beef Market Taskforce uncertain
The taskforce was set up to oversee the beef sector agreement from September 2019, which contained 38 specific actions.
6 July 2021 News
Dairy prices at GDT fall by 3.6%
The latest GDT auction, which took place on 6 July 2021, achieved an average price of $3,924/t (€3,316).
6 July 2021 News
Average personal injury award halved under new guidelines
Preliminary data from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) shows 78% of awards are now €15,000 or less compared to 30% in 2020.
6 July 2021 News
Agriculture accounts for largest number of workplace fatalities
Agriculture continues to experience a high number of workplace fatalities, with 20 people losing their lives in 2020.
6 July 2021 News
Farmers must wait until August to confirm 5% BEAM reduction
While the original reduction period of 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 has ended, updated nitrates figures will not be available until August.
5 July 2021 News
European Parliament to vote on CAP deal in the autumn
Though there has been a political agreement between the European Council and Parliament on the CAP deal, it must be formally approved by both.
4 July 2021 News
Sawmill forced to rely on imported logs due to licencing backlog
A large number of farmers are among those landowners unable to harvest their forestry due to a backlog in felling licences.
2 July 2021 News