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Fine Gael proposals on land leasing rejected by auctioneers
Declan O’Brien
Estate agents have warned that suggested changes to the tax reliefs on land leasing will be counter-productive.
22 May 2024 News
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.
1 May 2024 Renewables
Farmers urged to look at tax implications of solar panels
At the moment, if you go over 50% of your land covered by solar PV panels, you lose your agricultural relief.
Ash dieback payment of €5,000/ha in lieu of revenue losses
Annual premiums ruled out, but €5,000/ha payment provided, while issues remain about capping site clearance costs at  €2,000/ha for a new ash dieback package which has received a cautious welcome.
1 May 2024 Forestry
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from Russia, Canada, Colombia and Australia.
1 May 2024 World
IFA’s nine key asks of politicians ahead of local and European elections
Nine key issues have been identified by the Irish Farmers' Association ahead of the upcoming European and local elections in June.
16 April 2024 News
The bill for a changing climate is starting to come due
More developed countries face higher costs for maintaining infrastructure.
10 April 2024 Sustainability
Dempsey at Large: European farm taxes vary wildly
Normally in this country, tax debates focus on the corporate taxes paid by multinationals and businesses, but the discretion given to member states is almost unlimited.
10 April 2024 Viewpoints
Green diesel on the rise as prices up 10c/l in 10 days
Green diesel prices are once again on an upwards trajectory having risen by 10c/l in the past 10 days. Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott report.
10 April 2024 News
Prospects for Ireland's capital budget
It is a gamble to promise indefinite expansion of the capital programme.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: a story behind every farm
Times have moved on; things have changed and farms have become less parochial, writes Joe Collingborn.
2 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Increasing number of farms without a successor
Well-known agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan said she has seen a rise in cases where there is no successor identified for a farm.
20 March 2024 News