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New Farmers’ Charter published online
Anne O'Donoghue
This comes as farm organisations said the Minister’s decision this Wednesday to pull the Straw Incorporation Measure for 2024 “flies in the face” of this charter.
Muir digs in on 5ha claim area
Minister Muir dismissed the argument that small farms should be allowed to claim the new Farm Sustainability Payment as it can help with getting planning permission.
10 July 2024 News
Charter has moved on, but issues remain
IFA Connacht Regional chair Brendan Golden discusses new Charter and the contribution of both the IFA and Department of Agriculture.
Reversing 15% penalty cap changes nothing
Minister Muir has said he is going to reverse a decision taken by his predecessor, Edwin Poots
3 July 2024 Northern Ireland
Agriculture accounted for 20 work-related fatalities last year
The Health and Safety Authority has published its 2023 report. The report also shows that despite employment levels reaching a record high, work-related fatalities are decreasing.
24 June 2024 News
Soiled water problem on farms – EPA
Farm inspections by local authorities will quadruple from 1,100 in 2023 to 4,500 in 2025.
19 June 2024 News
Kerry County Council to ramp up farm inspections
The number of planned farm inspections carried out by Kerry County Council was found to be inadequate by the EPA.
8 June 2024 News
48 hours’ notice and immediate inspection result to be put in charter
IFA rural development chair John Curran confirmed these measures have been agreed “in principle” under a review of the Farmers’ Charter of Rights.
30 May 2024 News
56% of agricultural employers inspected by WRC in breach of employment law
In total, the WRC recovered €35,584 in unpaid wages last year in the agricultural sector.
20 May 2024 News
More inspections to address water quality 'on the way'
Increased inspections, alongside 46 catchment management plans, will be introduced in a revised Water Action Plan, says Minister for Nature Malcolm Noonan.
16 May 2024 News
Issues remain with charter of rights - IFA
It is vital to secure a new charter that is fit for purpose and serves farmers well in a practical and real way over the next number of years, IFA Connacht chair Brendan Golden has said.
10 May 2024 News
News Podcast: TB, septic tank inspections and fertiliser penalties
The latest farming news from TB herd incidence and septic tank inspections to potential penalties facing farmers who exceed their phosphorus levels.
10 May 2024 News