INHFA welcomes Ministers announcement on inspections

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have welcomed the announcement by Minister McConalogue to suspend all farm inspections not specifically required to support payments until April 22nd. Speaking on this INHFA Vice President John Joe Fitzgerald detailed how “the INHFA called for this last week and it is good to see that the […]

INHFA calls for pause on farm inspections as weather crisis deepens

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) are calling for a pause in all farm inspections as farmers struggle to cope with difficult weather conditions. Speaking on this National Vice President John Joe Fitzgerald outlined how “farmers are under enormous pressure and this is something all State Bodies need to take into consideration.” Across […]

INHFA welcomes support from Donegal County Council on Nature Restoration Law

As Minister Eamon Ryan battles with colleagues in other EU countries to ensure the Nature Restoration Law (NRL) is passed by the Council of Ministers there is further resistance to the law in Ireland.This resistance comes from members of Donegal County Council who backed a motion “calling on the Irish Government to reject the proposed […]

INHFA calls for upland farming module to form part of  Green Cert

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association have called on Teagasc to include a module on upland farming as part of a new Green Cert to be rolled out this September. Speaking on this INHFA Vice President Micheal McDonnell detailed “how the organisation has been pressing Teagasc for some time now to have such a module […]

INHFA Denounces False Propaganda Regarding Nature Restoration Law

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has challenged the dissemination of false propaganda suggesting that the Nature Restoration Law affords voluntary measures for farmers. Speaking on this INHFA President Vincent Roddy has urged politicians and stakeholders to acquaint themselves with the factual basis of the law and refrain from accepting misinformation as truth. […]

INHFA welcomes ACRES payment announcement

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association have welcomed the decision by Minister McConalogue to issue interim payment for ACRES participants.Speaking on this National President Vincent Roddy outlined how farmers cannot be left in limbo not knowing when they will get their payment or indeed how much they will get. On this basis it is […]

INHFA calls for 100% ACRES payment this February

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have called on the Minister and his staff to ensure all farmers receive their ACRES payments this February as promised in a meeting with INHFA last December. Speaking on this INHFA Vice-President John Joe Fitzgerald referenced the frustration expressed by farmers on the announcement last December around […]

Nature Restoration Law must be amended says INHFA

With the European Parliament set to sign off on the Nature Restoration Law (NRL) this February the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have written to all MEPs and Oireachtas members outlining an amendment that will safeguard CAP payments and promote voluntary engagement over the compulsory involvement currently favoured through this law. The proposed […]

ACRES payment announcement is a hammer-blow to farmers says INHFA

The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have hit out at the recent announcement by the Department of Agriculture Food & the Marine (DAFM) that will see farmers in the eight Co-operation areas not paid until February of 2024. Speaking on this National President Vincent Roddy stated “how this will be a hammer-blow to […]