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Farmers win appeal over €137,914 capital gains tax bill
Noel Bardon
A case was heard before the Tax Appeal Commission over 16.5 acres sold in 2005 on which no capital gains tax was paid by the married couple selling the land.
11 January 2023 Features
Legal query: ‘property being scoped for robbery’
Agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan responds to a query from a reader concerned that trespassers on their land might have been 'scoping' the property for robbery
4 January 2023 News
Jail for fraudster involved in farm machinery scams
Victims of this fraud paid for items, such as €11,700 for a tractor, which they then never received, the court heard. Isabel Hayes reports.
New veterinary and fertiliser rules expected ‘by Christmas’
It is looking like farmers will need a prescription to buy wormers from 1 January, as Minister McConalogue expects a tightening of veterinary medicine rules to become law by Christmas.
28 November 2022 News
Fines of up to €10m for companies that engage in unfair trading practices
Some €4m has been allocated next year for the establishment of the regulator, as was announced in Budget 2023.
27 November 2022 News
McConalogue seeks clarity on ‘issues’ with EU rewetting plans
Minister McConalogue cited concerns relating to proposed farmland rewetting targets that the Commission is seeking to impose across the EU.
22 November 2022 News
CETA's Canada trade deal ruling only frustrates ratification
Court ruling on Canada trade deal frustrates the ratification process, but it will continue to operate provisionally, as it has been for the past five years.
11 November 2022 News
874 arrests for farm labour law violations across EU
No arrests were made in Ireland over the week-long operation, which took place last month.
18 October 2022 News
Minister English to modernise work permits system
The Employment Permits Bill 2022 aims to allow Ireland to better compete for global talent and fill labour market gaps.
12 October 2022 News
Rural safety plan to crack down on property theft and trespassing
The vision of the Rural Safety Plan is for people and communities in rural Ireland to feel safe and be safe in their homes, their places of work, and their local environments.
28 September 2022 News
Agri-solicitor: leaving a legacy in your will
As September is “My Legacy Month”, agri-solicitor Aisling Meehan discusses the ins and outs of leaving money to charity in your will.
14 September 2022 Features
Biodiversity action plan opened to public consultation
The plan will seek to strengthen the actions taken on nature conservation and is to be published in early 2023.
1 September 2022 Climate and environment