Buffer zones in active turbary areas should not affect ACRES - Kerrane
Anne O'Donoghue
In recent weeks, the issue around active turf cutting in turbary areas on commonages and the impact that would have on ACRES payments arose again.
19 February 2024 Schemes
Interim ACRES payment a ‘financial lifeline’ for many farmers, says INHFA
INHFA vice-president John Joe Fitzgerald welcomed the interim ACRES payment.
14 February 2024 Schemes
ACRES training deadline only weeks away
The dispensation given to approved ACRES planner to hold training in 2024 finishes in the main at the end of February.
Interim ACRES payment must be 80% of total funds due - INHFA
Ambition is to get all farmers paid 'within the next two weeks'.
12 February 2024 News
Proposed buffer zones on active turbary areas will affect ACRES payments - INHFA
These proposals, if applied, will affect the overall habitat score of commonages that will see reduced ACRES payments to farmers.
8 February 2024 News
Department publishes N&P statements up to November
The statements allow farmers to ensure compliance with the limits set in the nitrates regulations.
14 December 2023 News
Over 18,600 farmers hit by delay to ACRES payments
Over €100m in ACRES co-operation payments to be delayed until February 2024 at the earliest.
6 December 2023 Schemes
‘Out of order’ that commonage farmers are penalised in BISS
Problems have also arisen where farmers have been penalised for the burning of heather in these areas which had absolutely nothing to do with the farmers, Pat Chambers said.
15 November 2023 Schemes