€60m water quality scheme launched for farmers
Caitríona Morrissey
The new scheme was announced by Minister of State Pippa Hackett at the Green Party conference on Saturday.
23 November 2022 Schemes
Deadline quickly approaching for LEADER funding applications
Stage one of the application process which is an ‘expression of interest’ needs to be submitted by 5.30pm on Friday 16 December.
23 November 2022 Schemes
40,000ha of Burren land to be nature-scored in ACRES – Hackett
The Ministers said they recognise the importance of ensuring that farmers with extensive areas of high-environmental quality lands are incentivised.
Watch back: Department's Young Farmers Scheme webinar available online
The webinar explains what is expected of farmers to comply with scheme regulations and also sheds light on the format of the inspection process.
21 November 2022 Schemes
Burren Programme founders ‘can’t stand over’ new scheme
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State Pippa Hackett are to meet with representatives from the Burren Programme next week.
17 November 2022 Schemes
New CAP regulations are live
The new Common Agricultural Policy has been signed off by Government. It is time to understand it, writes Katherine O'Leary.
16 November 2022 Katherine O'Leary
Department looking at options for farmers locked out of schemes
Applications for farmers who want to take part in the scheme from 2024 are expected to open in June or July of next year.
16 November 2022 Schemes
New suckler scheme to open in March
In terms of reference years, farmers will be able to choose their cow numbers in the scheme depending on stock numbers on their farm between 2016 and 2021.
16 November 2022 News
Up to 50% scrub deemed eligible for payment in next CAP
The land eligibility change will see an increased area of lands which provide a biodiversity benefit qualify for direct payments.
16 November 2022 Schemes
Farmer questions answered on new CAP schemes in Tuam
Department of Agriculture officials answered key farmer questions in relation to the next CAP in Tuam, Co Galway last week.
16 November 2022 Schemes
New Irish app to geo tag your photos for CAP payments
A new app has been launched by Irish developers and it should make inspection of some schemes easier.
15 November 2022 News
ACRES opening date extended until 7 December
The application system is being extended by over two weeks and will remain open until 11.59pm on 7 December 2022.
14 November 2022 Schemes