FARMING: How to access a Low Interest Loan Scheme during COVID19?

FARMING: How to access a Low Interest Loan Scheme during COVID19?

16 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Unacceptable that this vital sector is being excluded IFA President Tim Cullinan has called on the Government to introduce a specific low-interest loan Covid-19 Market Disruption Support Scheme for the farming sector as a matter of urgency. Primary agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture, with the exception of limited increased […]

Farmers suffering a SUBSTANTIAL LOSS in income due to COVID19 can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Farmers suffering a SUBSTANTIAL LOSS in income due to COVID19 can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Payment

14 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs Chair Caroline Farrell welcomed clarification from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection that a farmer who has incurred a substantial loss of income as a result of restrictions can qualify for the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. “This means that full-time […]

FARMING: Seandún Macra na Feirme, Cork, further embrace the use of Virtual Technology

FARMING: Seandún Macra na Feirme, Cork, further embrace the use of Virtual Technology

13 April 2020 By Aisling Walsh, PRO news@TheCork.ie This week we continued to embrace the world of virtual technology to keep our members active. Obviously we weren’t able to hold events outside of our home but that didn’t stop us from communicating. Aisling Walsh (PRO) decided to host two more digital Netflix parties for members […]

VIDEO: Pesticides entering Cork freshwater

VIDEO: Pesticides entering Cork freshwater

8 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Pesticide detections continue in Cork this year – farmers and other users reminded to use best practice when spraying Great care must always be taken to protect drinking water supplies wherever pesticide use is considered necessary, particularly if using products for grassland weed control containing substances such as […]

FARMING: FBD offering Farm Relief Service (FRS) voucher of €500 #COVID19

FARMING: FBD offering Farm Relief Service (FRS) voucher of €500 #COVID19

8 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie FBD supporting their farm customers through challenging times Everyone is currently living through the worrying experience of a global pandemic: COVID-19. FBD understands the importance of supporting our farm customers during this exceptional event. Essential every day farm activities must continue in what is one of the busiest periods […]

Another public consultation deadline extended

Another public consultation deadline extended

7 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Minister English extends public consultation on Draft National Marine Planning Framework In recognition of the fact that some individuals or organisations may have experienced challenges in completing National Marine Plan Framework (NMPF) submissions by deadline (April 9th) due to restrictions relating to the national response to the Covid-19 […]

FARMING: Protect CAP budget in post COVID19 budget negotiations urges MEP Kelleher

FARMING: Protect CAP budget in post COVID19 budget negotiations urges MEP Kelleher

5 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Irish Government must resist any attempt to reduce CAP funding as a result of the COVID19 crisis,” said Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher. “What’s now clear is that all of the budget predictions for the European Union are out of date. The impact of COVID19 on the […]

New supports announced for fishermen and fishing sector in response to COVID-19 crisis

New supports announced for fishermen and fishing sector in response to COVID-19 crisis

3 April 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Ireland South MEP, Billy Kelleher – who is based in Cork – has welcomed confirmation of proposals to support fishermen and the wider fishing sector affected by the current and ongoing Covid-19 crisis through a number of practical yet important measures. “We have been informed that the European […]

Minster Creed announces new COVID-19 telephone helpline for farmers

Minster Creed announces new COVID-19 telephone helpline for farmers

1 April 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork-based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed the opening of a new telephone helpline to assist farmers with their queries in relation to current COVID-19 restrictions in place. The Minister commented “my Department is fully engaged with the whole of Government […]

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

FARMING: Cork food producers can enter “Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards”

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie With 46 winners from Cork announced at the awards in 2019 – the upcoming 2020 awards year will certainly be of interest to Cork food producers Despite the current shutdown of life, in general, it is great to see that the Blas na hÉireann 2020 entries are now […]

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister announced ‘flexibilities’ to help with COVID-19 caused situations

FARMING: Cork based Agri Minister announced ‘flexibilities’ to help with COVID-19 caused situations

1 April 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today confirmed a number of flexibilities to schemes run by his Department in response to COVID-19 issues. These flexibilities are being introduced to make it easier for farmers and their agents to continue to participate in these […]

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

FARMING NEWS: Vets encouraged to focus on animals involved in food production or emergency care only

31 March 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine and veterinary nursing in the state, has issued guidance to veterinary registrants regarding COVID-19, following updated Government restrictions to curtail the spread of the virus, which came […]