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The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases over the summer months.
This week the IFA staged a protest outside Minister Richard Bruton’s office in Dublin to highlight “the failed regulation and flawed legislation” that farmers say has allowed powerful multiples to dominate the food supply chain and “fleece farmers” to bolster their profits.
IFA President John Bryan has stated that the Government’s upcoming ‘Jobs Initiative’ must support primary agriculture and the labour-intensive agri-food sector.
Farmers are outraged at the reduction in numbers who are eligible for the Agri-Environment Options Scheme and also the reduction in the maximum payment to farmers which has been capped at €4,000 per year, a reduction of €1,000.
Rural enterprises nationwide are being encouraged to showcase their goods and services, boost their revenue and create jobs in their local communities by supporting an upcoming international festival which will have a captive audience of 15,000 at Ireland’s biggest ever sheep and wool event.
KILKENNY and the south east region is in line for a multi-million euro revenue boost as it hosts the Clik Pour On All Ireland and International Sheep Shearing and Wool Handling Championships as part of Ireland’s biggest sheep and wool festival.
IFA president John Bryan said he welcomed the latest report from the EPA on water quality which shows significant improvement in the level of nitrates and phosphates during the period 2007 to 2009.
Aside from the Vintners’ Association of Ireland, which welcomed the 2011 Budget announced this week, which did not impose any increases on the price of alcohol, reaction to the budget from most other sectors has been swift and largely condemnatory this week.
The winter wonderland over most of the country was losing its gloss as the week progressed with school closurres, absent workers, transport difficulties, burst pipes, freezing homes, and long-stay interruptions to normal life making for a miserable time for many.
At a meeting with the Tanaiste Mary Coughlan, IFA president, Kilkennyman John Bryan covered a wide range of pre-budget issues, and set down a clear marker that agri schemes must be fully funded going in 2011.