Climate and environment
‘Critical’ to remove barriers for farmers using solar panels – Green Party
Barry Murphy
Green Party TDs have criticised planning legislation which means farmers need to seek planning permission to install even one solar panel.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Gateflation is alive and well
The Dealer recently decided to invest in a few gates and was left shocked by the price.
27 April 2022 Infrastructure
TAMS II reference costs increase by 5% to 15%
Farm organisations are calling for the Department to update reference costs on a continual basis with calls also to use revised reference costs for tranche 25.
Editorial: rising costs affecting farm building investments
It is no surprise given the rise in the price of steel and concrete that the investment in farm buildings is showing real signs of cooling off.
20 April 2022 Editorial
2019 v 2022: what does the same shed cost to build three years on?
With a rapid rise in farm building material prices in the past two years, and at a greater rate since January, what effect is this having on farmer's pocket?
20 April 2022 Buildings
TAMS reference costs upped 5-15% from Tranche 26
The increase represents a further rise on the revised costs effective from last summer.
12 April 2022 News
Planning permissions fall as building costs escalate
There was a surge in applications following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic but applications have returned to more normal levels of late with demand said to be tempered by escalating costs.
30 March 2022 Buildings
Managing cows and calves at turn-out
Weather conditions have improved and suckler farmers will look to slip spring-calving cows out to grass, easing the pressure on sheds.
22 March 2022 Management
Questions remain on the impact of EU energy plans on farmers
The Commission announced on Tuesday that 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane was the EU’s annual production target for 2030.
14 March 2022 News
Shed erection begins on Tullamore Farm
The shed structure has been erected and concrete works are underway including pouring walls, concreting around stanchions and erecting posts for penning.
9 March 2022 Tullamore Farm
Weekly podcast: cattle trade, rural crime and pig crisis
The cattle trade, rural crime, the pig crisis, a young stockperson and mica-affected farm buildings all feature in this week's podcast.
17 February 2022 News
Eighty places available in Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme
The fund of €1.25m will provide grant aid ranging from €4,000 to €25,000 and cover up to 75% of the cost of the project eligible for funding.
16 February 2022 Buildings