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Direct Payments

Direct payments from the EU to part-time farmers could be cut under a new proposal from DG Agri in Brussels.
By Amy Forde on 19 October 2017
What is truly striking about the analysis is the dependence on direct payments in the cereals sector, not just in Ireland but across Europe.
By Matt Dempsey on 10 August 2017
Mayo, Monaghan and Sligo were counties with lowest average payment per farmer.
By Paul Mooney on 03 August 2017
The confirmation from Government minister Lord Ian Duncan that direct payments are safe - at least for the next four years - has been welcomed by the NFU Scotland.
By John Sleigh on 13 July 2017
Dairy and tillage farmers recorded double-digit falls in income, with overall farm profitability declining despite farm payments ramping up, according to Teagasc.
By Thomas Hubert on 01 June 2017
EU direct payment schemes are always channelled to the active farmer.
By Paul Mooney on 23 February 2017
Over 90% of young farmers favour agricultural education for direct payments
Polls were carried out at CAP 2020 consultations around the country over the past few weeks.
By Amy McShane on 06 February 2017
Areas of Natural Constraint are expected to start moving into farmers' bank accounts next week.
By Darren Carty on 15 September 2016
Support for farming in Switzerland is a model for best practice.
By Phelim O'Neill on 26 May 2016
Hogan proposes 35-day grace period to make corrections on aid applications
European Commissioner Phil Hogan proposed a fairer and more transparent penalty system for direct payments, to end the "climate of fear" for farmers when applying.
By Áine Hennessy on 19 January 2016
The French sheep sector is facing similar challenges to Irish producers with low incomes a concern. We get a snapshot into an early and mid-season production system.
By Darren Carty on 31 December 2015
The civil servant who ensured Irish farmers' EU direct payments went out in good time is shortly to retire.
By The Dealer on 01 October 2015
IFA launches new guide to farm schemes and payments at Tullamore Show
The Irish Farmers Association today (Sunday) launched the IFA Guide to New Farm Schemes and Payments, which outlines details across all schemes, as well as farmers’ rights on inspections and payments.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 09 August 2015
The week in farming: GLAS, superlevy fines and publication of farmers' payments
This week we reported on concerns that not all farmers will qualify for GLAS due to high demand, the opposition to the publication of farmers' direct payments and the worsening superlevy situation.
By Farmers Journal on 06 March 2015
Direct payments falling since 2011
New figures show that direct payments paid to all farmers fell from almost €2bn in 2011 to €1.7bn last year.
By Aisling Hussey on 26 January 2015
Hogan wants to simplify farm rules by end of 2015
Addressing the EP's Agriculture Committee, Hogan said that while he wants to deliver change, it won't happen overnight.
By Farmers Journal on 05 December 2014
Hogan approved by MEPs as EU Agriculture Commissioner
MEPs voted strongly of favour of Phil Hogan serving at EU Agriculture Commissioner for the next five years.
By Pat O'Toole on 02 October 2014
The possibility of an advance on the 2014 Single Farm Payment being paid next month has been ruled out by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill
By David Wright on 18 September 2014
Analysis undertaken by IFA outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level,
By on 18 September 2014
IFA seeking 100% advance of Single Farm Payment from October
The IFA is seeking a 100% advance of the Single Farm Payment from 16 October to help drystock and tillage farmers cope with income pressure.
By Farmers Journal on 29 August 2014
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