INHFA makes moves for legal action on Nature Restoration Law
Anne O'Donoghue
Letter led by Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan urging EU member states to adopt the law "an act of desperation".
8 May 2024 News
Calls for 'common sense' on fertiliser penalties
The potential for penalties to be imposed on low-stocked farms has come 'like a bolt out of the blue' for many farmers, the INHFA claimed.
3 May 2024 News
Later completion dates for hill farmers in new sheep scheme
The INHFA said that where a farmer avails of the later completion date, it will mean their payment under the scheme will not be paid "until the end of December or early January".
Cost benefits analysis needed on greenway funding - INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has called for cost benefits analysis on the greenway programme before the start of any new projects.
19 April 2024 News
Locals vow to halt Mayo's Murrisk greenway
Around 43 owners of private land, as well as 26 different commonage owners, will be impacted by the proposed greenway from Westport to Murrisk.
17 April 2024 News
Drystock farmers 'sleep walking' into nitrates penalties
Farmers with high-phosphate soils are still purchasing fertiliser compounds such as 18-6-12 and 10-10-20, because it is what they have always done.
17 April 2024 News
Suspension of some inspections welcomed by INHFA
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has welcomed the decision by the Minister to suspend all inspections not required to support payments until 22 April.
5 April 2024 News
INHFA calls for pause on all farm inspections
As the weather crisis deepens and stress among farmers escalates, the INHFA has called for a pause in all farm inspections and asked the Minister to look at financial support through a fodder scheme.
2 April 2024 News
Withdrawal of nature restoration law 'absolutely correct' - ICMSA
Concerns on the law justify taking the file off the agenda of a meeting of EU environment ministers this week.
27 March 2024 News
Calls for upland farming module to form part of Green Cert
The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association vice president said that that "upland farmer education is crucial for promoting sustainable agriculture, and protecting our way of life.”
22 March 2024 News
Designations have devalued land, INHFA insists
The INHFA has responded to comments made by the director general of the National Parks and Wildlife Service on land designations.
20 March 2024 News
Minister battles to defend bog buffer zones
Farmers claim that the 100m buffer area around active turf banks could take out a quarter to a third of some ACRES commonages.
6 March 2024 News