IFA calls for review of terms of energy support scheme
Amy Forde
Farm businesses have experienced a huge increase in their energy costs, so a fit-for-purpose scheme was badly needed, IFA farm business chair Rose Mary McDonagh has said.
8 January 2023 News
Landing zone for protocol solution emerging
Taoiseach's comments and UK infrastructure work at ports suggests that Protocol solutions are being developed.
22 December 2022 Schemes
Government looking at ‘gap payments’ for farmers left out of ACRES
An Taoiseach has said that the last thing Government wants to say to farmers is that there aren’t enough places on the scheme.
Cow reduction schemes must be ‘very attractive’ for farmers - Taoiseach
When it comes to diversification, it’s about putting in place incentives, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
21 December 2022 Climate and environment
Heydon to stay on as junior Minister for Agriculture
Martin Heydon will remain as Minister of state at the department of Agriculture following the recent cabinet reshuffle.
21 December 2022 News
Opinion: no surprises as McConalogue receives Christmas bonus
The re-appointment of Charlie McConalogue was widely anticipated, but what lies ahead over the next two years of his tenure?
17 December 2022 News
GLAS advance acknowledged, but work still needed on ACRES
All GLAS contracts will finish at the end of 2022.
23 November 2022 Community
Will the cabinet reshuffle see McConalogue move?
With a change of Taoiseach, there will be some form of Government reshuffle. It's guesswork after that, I'm afraid.
16 November 2022 Dealer
A Week in the Country: saucy chef’s tip and an ode to the chimney sweep
Check out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
2 November 2022 Features
Mansion House cribbing a fractious start to Christmas season
The Lord Mayor's decision to scrap the live crib is being described as virtue-signalling, "Scrooge-like", and "joyless". Farmers see it as part of an attack on everything they do.
2 November 2022 Dealer
More women's participation in farming ‘vital’ - Taoiseach
The Government is showing its support for female farmers through the new CAP, according to an Taoiseach Micheál Martin.
28 October 2022 News
Opinion: Budget 2023 could be an election budget
The most leaked Irish budget ever could be this Government’s swansong. If it is, Saturday’s Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis is the start of the long lead-in to a marshalling of the canvassing armies.
1 October 2022 Opinion