'Real money' must back Commission's lump sum proposal - ICSA
Noel Bardon
The farm group stated that it is important that excessive bureaucracy is not attached to any scheme through which such funding could be delivered to farmers.
11 May 2022 News
Rural towns and villages need a 'new purpose' - Irish Rural Link CEO
Irish Rural Link is a non-profit organisation which represents over 600 community groups with a combined membership of 25,000.
6 May 2022 News
Rural Ireland is 'alive and kicking' - Humphreys
Minister for Rural Community and Development Heather Humphreys spoke at an Irish Rural Link conference on Friday.
NI to receive £127m fund to replace RDP
The new UK Shared Prosperity Fund appears to be mainly aimed at replacing the likes of the EU-funded LEADER programme.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland
Active farmer checks and stocking rate changes for eco schemes and ANC
Stocking rate checks to determine if a producer is deemed an active farmer will begin in 2022 and those at risk of failing the ‘active farmer check’ based on current farming activity will be contacted
2 March 2022 Schemes
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
Livestock housing considerations for organic farming
Farmers considering progressing down an organic farming route need to be mindful as to requirements on floor type and stocking densities.
10 November 2021 Farm buildings
Donkeys to remain eligible for ANC in 2022
Minister Charlie McConalogue said the process of drawing up the successor scheme to the ANC under the new CAP is currently under way.
8 November 2021 News
70% of people in rural Ireland to have access to public transport - NTA
The National Transport Authority (NTA) is proposing an overall increase of approximately 25% in rural bus services as part of the Connecting Ireland plan launched on Friday.
29 October 2021 News
Use €200m organic fund for suckler, sheep and tillage farmers – Walsh
North Tipperary IFA chair Imelda Walsh has called for a large swathe of money earmarked for organic farming to be redirected.
22 October 2021 Schemes
Weekly podcast: big CAP decisions and new farm schemes
Caitriona Morrissey is joined in studio by political correspondent Pat O’Toole, schemes editor Darren Carty and sustainability specialist Siobhan Walsh to talk about the week's big developments.
22 October 2021 News
Watch: IFA members protest against Minister's CAP plans
Farmers, led by president Tim Cullinan, say the package announced on Wednesday does not help productive farmers.
21 October 2021 News