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Strong attendance at the first Department of Agriculture BPS application clinic showed the need for assistance among 13% of farmers going through the process online for the first time.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 April 2018
Basic Payment Scheme online clinics: where you can go for help
The Department of Agriculture has released details of its nationwide online Basic Payment Scheme clinics.
By Darren Carty on 20 March 2018
‘Extensive damage’ to infrastructure across the country caused by hurricane Ophelia has delayed targets in the rollout of high-speed broadband.
By Odile Evans on 23 February 2018
Project Ireland 2040: 8% of funding dedicated to rural economy
The Government has announced a 10-year investment plan, including nearly €9bn for rural areas, but details on broadband roll-out are not included.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 February 2018
Suckler campaign support, fodder scheme clarity, broadband deal for members, BPS applications open.
By Contributor on 15 February 2018
Farmers' access to the Department of Agriculture's online services was part of a Dáil debate on broadband on Tuesday night.
By Thomas Hubert on 08 February 2018
Farmer access to the Department of Agriculture's online services was part of a Dáil debate on broadband on Tuesday night.
By Thomas Hubert on 07 February 2018
A cross-party group of rural TDs has come together to call for a drastic revision of a draft submission of the National Planning Framework, which they feel ignores the needs of rural Ireland.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 08 February 2018
It is no surprise that Eir dropped out of tendering to bring broadband to 500,000 houses and businesses.
By Matt Dempsey on 08 February 2018
Cities to grow three times faster than countryside under Government plan
As the Government holds a special cabinet meeting on the National Planning Framework this Monday, concerns are mounting over continued imbalance in the development of urban and rural areas.
By Thomas Hubert on 05 February 2018
Good week, bad week: winners and losers in farming this week
We reflect on those who had a week to remember in the farming world and those who had a week to forget.
By Michael Keaveny on 02 February 2018
 Irish Farmers Journal breakfast bulletin: factory profits and no calf boat
In the news today, Thursday 1 February 2018: beef factory profits revealed, stolen feed barrier in Kilkenny and no replacement calf boat found yet.
By Michael Keaveny on 31 January 2018
Eir pulls the plug on national broadband bid
Fianna Fáil has said that the government should ‘hang their heads in shame’ after Eir pulled out of the National Broadband bid.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 31 January 2018
All farmers must submit their BPS application online this year under EU rules – but will they have an internet connection allowing it? Thomas Hubert and Odile Evans report.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2018
The Scottish Government has pledged hundreds of millions to roll out superfast broadband to the entire population and the UK is making access to decent connectivity a legal right.
By Odile Evans on 18 January 2018
French investors have taken over Eir and its infrastructure connecting nearly all Irish farms. The country has a mixed record when it comes to rural broadband.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 January 2018
In the Holyrood budget announcement in December, the Scottish Government pledged a £600 million investment that is expected to deliver 100% superfast broadband to all of Scotland
By Odile Evans on 11 January 2018
Despite poor coverage in rural areas, French farmers must complete their BPS forms and register calves online.
By Thomas Hubert on 11 January 2018
Thomas Hubert examines some of the items that were expected in the budget but did not materialise.
By Thomas Hubert on 12 October 2017
Listen: income, access to land and broadband top young farmers' concerns
A survey of 1,000 European young farmers unveiled in Brussels on Wednesday asked them what they would need to develop their farm sustainably into the future.
By Thomas Hubert on 28 September 2017
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