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Farm building approvals rise but overall build area declines
Martin Merrick
Although there were an additional 70 planning permissions granted in 2023 for agricultural buildings, the overall area of buildings constructed has decreased, reports Martin Merrick.
10 April 2024 News
Solar panels will increase insurance costs – FBD
Ciarán Roche of FBD said putting solar panels on a roof will increase the insurance premium for that building.
10 April 2024 Schemes
TAMS tranche three set to close as tranche one approvals sought
Tranche three of the scheme will close on Friday 12 April, with just under 900 applications from tranche one yet to be approved.
Storm Kathleen: tips for securing your farm
As storm Kathleen approaches, Teagasc has advised farmers to be prepared and organised.
5 April 2024 News
Surge in demand for credit union farm loans
TAMS has driven a jump in farm building loan applications of over 50% with credit unions' farm lending option.
3 April 2024 News
Greenfield dairy unit with all the bells and whistles
John Keane has created a top-spec, new build parlour, handling area and cubicle accommodation for his new dairy enterprise in Mayo.
27 March 2024 Buildings
Ready-mix costs increase by 46.6% over three-year period
CSO figures show that while structural steel and timber costs are down, ready-mix, gravel and cement have all increased again this year.
20 March 2024 Buildings
Replacement heifer accommodation to the fore in Waterford
With yearling accommodation switched over to cow cubicles, a new purpose-built heifer cubicle shed and calf house were built earlier this year.
13 March 2024 Buildings
Nothing rocky about Creed's success
Shanon Kinahan recently spoke to Blonde breeders, the Creed family, from Co Cork on all things farming, family and shows.
6 March 2024 Pedigree
Applying for the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme
Martin Merrick highlights some of the eligible buildings, the criteria and the application process on applying for the Traditional Farm Buildings Grant.
6 March 2024 Buildings
Rubber mats fall foul of VAT reclaim change
The farmer in question had bought the mats two year prior, but had waited to submit their VAT reclaim.
5 March 2024 Buildings
Plenty of potential in Ferns small holding
A Co Wexford small holding with plenty of potential goes for online auction in late March, writes Tommy Moyles.
29 February 2024 Property