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6 Ways To Build Resilience And Adapt To The Stresses In Farming

A key focus in this year’s Positive Farmers conference was mental resilience towards the inevitable stressors that each farmer is subject throughout the year.

Speaking about how farmers can best overcome these stresses and become ‘resilient’, Dr. Nollaig Heffernan, of… Continue reading

Check Maps And Boundaries If Buying Property

A person buying property should always be advised to instruct an engineer to check that the boundaries of the property on the ground match the maps.

beautiful lush Irish farmland

This is good practice and ensures that what is purported as being sold matches… Continue reading

Solar And LED Grants For All Farming Sectors

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has announced grant aid for solar panels and LED lighting on all farms.

The grants will be available through the TAMS on-farm investment scheme.


Why have these been added to the TAMS scheme?

Minister Creed said… Continue reading

Take Five: A Step By Step Guide To Reseeding

A properly managed reseeding programme can boost grass growth by 20-40%. There are many benefits to reseeding old pasture. Research has shown that newly reseeded grazing swards can produce 20-40pc more grass.

It is also more palatable, has a higher… Continue reading

Farmers Have Expenses Too And They May Be Tax Deductible

The rise in the number of farming companies over recent years has made the issue of mileage and subsistence much more relevant for farmers, writes Kieran Coughlan

These Civil Service mileage and subsistence rates are also used by Revenue as the maximum allowable for tax purposes by any company or self-employed person operating through a limited company.

These Civil Service mileage and subsistence rates are also used by Revenue as… Continue reading

Brexit Q&A From Smuggling To Taxes – What Does It All Mean?


What is the UK plan for tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

The British government will cut to zero the tariffs on 87pc of imports to the UK.

But key industries will see taxes applied.

These industries include… Continue reading

2019 All-Ireland Squirrel And Pine Marten Survey Launched

Residents of counties Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan and Roscommon are are invited to participate in a Citizen Science survey, recording sightings of red squirrels, grey squirrels and pine martens during 2019.

The native Irish red squirrel

The native Irish red squirrel

Zoology researchers from the Ryan Institute in… Continue reading

Root And Branch Overhaul Of Laws Governing Co-operatives On The Way

The rules governing co-ops will be overhauled this year, as the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys brings forward legislation to bring them into the 21st century.

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1893-2014 provide the statutory regulatory… Continue reading

Farm Money Advice: Climate Change Clues Point To The Shape Of Things To Come

It’s clear from information sources ranging from the agri-taxation review to the CAP reform proposals that farmers are going to face significant external pressures from the EU, from our own government, and perhaps from consumers demanding sustainability, as Ireland struggles… Continue reading

Thirteen Tips That Could Save You Hundreds Of Euro

Pricewatch: Here is our guide to a clear-headed, stress-free financial spring clean.

Spring has well and truly sprung now and not before time. The good news is the financial hangover caused by Christmas has, we hope, lifted and the penal… Continue reading

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

Rural Enterprise Skillnet

The Rural Enterprise Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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