I explained to RTÉ Drivetime why I am voting No in the upcoming Referendum on the Family.
Farmers in the Burren and Slieve Aughty areas of County Clare are financially worse off under the agricultural scheme that replaced the Hen Harrier Project and The Burren Life Programme, according to Michael McNamara T.D.Read More
Agriculture Minister non-committal on when co-operation area farmers will be reimbursed for 2024 investments
Independent Clare TD Michael McNamara has criticised the Department of Agriculture for failing to definitively confirm when it will issue reimbursements to 9,200 farmers making investments under the Non-Productive Investments (NPIs) option of the ACRES Co-operation (CP) stream.Read More
Farmers in co-operation areas of ACRES making investments, such as fencing, solar pumps, culverts, hedgerow planting and rejuvenation, gates and drinking troughs, are entitled to reimbursements of a portion of their cost. In the latest blow to farmers in the Acres Scheme, however, the Minister has refused to give a commitment that approved investments carried out in 2024 will be reimbursed this year.