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Calls are being made to reassess the electronic sheep tagging system. The system was initially slated to be implemented in October 2018 however this was extended to the 1st of June 2019. Vice Chair of the IFA Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey, is seeking a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture,…

Farmers on Killery mountain on the Sligo Leitrim border are still waiting for confirmation on if they will be paid. The department has withheld payments for a number of farmers whose land was burnt in the hot weather last summer. The department claims the land was burnt illegally. Farmers say…

The Agriculture Minister has been accused of ignoring sheep farmers by imposing compulsory electric tagging. From the 1st of October the tagging will come in. IFA Co Leitrim Sheep Chairperson, Kevin Comiskey says it is astonishing that Minister Creed would impose further costs on farmers on the same day that…

There are fears that a number of landowners in on the Sligo Leitrim border that was devastated by fires last summer won’t get paid. It’s understood letters are being sent out from the Department of Agriculture next week advising over 30 farmers who own part of commonage land on Killery…

Farm payments are being paid out at this time of the year. ANC and Glas payments are among those that farmers will be receiving payouts on. But the Irish Farmers Association is urging farmers to get in contact with the Department to ensure everything is in order. Kevin Comiskey of…