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No significant appetite in last CAP for retirement scheme - Minister
Amy Forde
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue was told at the INHFA AGM that a farm retirement scheme is needed.
17 July 2024 Money Mentor
Money Mentor: is joining a company pension scheme worth it?
In this week’s Money Mentor, Martin Glennon, Head of Financial Planning at Ifac, discusses the value to be gotten from joining a company pension scheme.
10 July 2024 News
Farmers feel betrayed by Government's decision to scrap cow exit scheme
The Government's decision to scrap plans for a dairy cow cull scheme has been met with strong farmer views, with 56% of respondents disagreeing with the decision.
Farmers call for retirement scheme’s return
A conference on succession in Limerick hears calls for the reintroduction of a farm retirement scheme, to boost farm transfers and generational change.
3 July 2024 Farmer Writes
My farming week: Donie and Maura McKeown, Enniscrone, Co Sligo
After 26 years of breeding and showing pedigree Limousin cattle, Donie and Maura McKeown are calling time on their herd to enjoy their retirement.
26 June 2024 Feature
One in four small farmers plan on leasing land - survey
If these farmers act on their plans, 4% of the country's entire farmland area could enter the leasing market before 2030.
22 May 2024 News
How can farmers be expected to invest in slurry storage?
Many farmers have plans to increase their slurry storage but say that they are finding it difficult to justify the cost, given the lack of clarity around the future of the Nitrates regulations.
22 May 2024 Viewpoints
Older farmers to benefit from capital gains tax changes
But the new regime could have serious implications for the inter-generational transfer of successful family-owned agribusinesses.
22 May 2024 News
A lifetime dedicated to helping students
The halls of the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science building will miss a familiar face following the retirement of Iris Burke, director of the programme office.
15 May 2024 Dealer
Harris to look at practical supports to help farmers amid brutal weather
Prolonged wet weather, the nitrates derogation and the biomethane strategy all featured in Simon Harris’s address to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis on Saturday.
6 April 2024 News
Bittersweet farewells in Balla
It’s been a changing of the old guard in Balla Mart as staff and patrons have said goodbye to some of the stalwarts.
6 March 2024 Dealer
Retirement scheme needed with security of income for farmers - Kerrane
'To be clear on tax, we’re not proposing anything new, and we’re not proposing to take anything away,' says Sinn Féin's agriculture and rural affairs spokesperson Claire Kerrane.
14 February 2024 News