Meet the candidates in the Ireland South constituency
Pat O'Toole
It’s a crowded field in the South constituency, so we have put questions to the prominent farming candidates across the main farming issues. Pat O’Toole reports.
8 May 2024 News
West can get more money from CAP - Flanagan
"People will ask where will that money come from? It will come from the Golden Vale," Luke Ming Flanagan has said.
8 May 2024 News
European elections: the candidates running in the Midlands North West
With 27 candidates standing for five seats, the 1.25 million people in the sprawling constituency have big decisions to make.
European elections: how Ireland’s MEPs voted on key farming issues
With votes from CAP to Brexit to nature restoration coming before the European Parliament over the last five years, how have our MEPs voted?
24 April 2024 News
'Red hot' market for hill land
A combination of increased CAP payments, young-farmer demand and a scarce supply of commonage and hill land is driving the market.
24 April 2024 News
Entitlements selling from 2.1 to 2.6 times their value
Leasing of entitlements remains the dominant form of trading, with the value returned to the owner ranging anywhere from less than 30% to in excess of 55%.
20 March 2024 Schemes
Convergence a crude way to deliver farm payments – Gorman
IFA president Francie Gorman calls for an increased CAP budget and outlines what's next in terms of protest action to news editor Amy Forde.
13 March 2024 News
A 71% jump in entitlement sales in 2023
Industry sources are predicting another busy year for entitlement sales, with the two-year amnesty on the 20% clawback rule for entitlements traded without lands finishing in 2024.
13 March 2024 Schemes
Sinn Féin wants full convergence in next CAP
In the second part of a wide-ranging interview, Claire Kerrane shares her views on convergence, rewetting and the nitrates derogation.
21 February 2024 News
2024 BISS scheme opens for applications
The scheme portal is also the application gateway for the CRISS, Eco Scheme and a number of other related schemes.
21 February 2024 News
Letter: Plight of Irish tillage farmers
"There won't be a tillage area, as convergence and cost of production are going to wipe it out" - name & details with the Editor.
14 February 2024 Letters
Home Farm: Trees down and straw moving
Normally, once the big 5x4x4 bales are safely stacked, I wonder if they will ever be moved - but this year there is practically nothing left after the 2023 harvest.
20 December 2023 Viewpoints