Sean Finan

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Piles of logs await processing at the UPM paper mill in Kajaani, Finland. File Photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

State payments to producers of renewable heat will have to “significantly increase” in the coming years if a new scheme is to make a meaningful impact(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said in his budget speech in the Dáil that the measures were to help farmers facing an “exceptionally poor year”to “step out” of income averaging this year. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Farmers will be allowed extra time to pay their tax bills and given access next year to a new low-interest loan fund of €15 million under measures ann(...)

A Macra na Feirme survey finds most people think “peace and quiet” is a positive aspect of living in the countryside.

A new survey has found that 71 per cent of adults believe children today feel a lesser sense of community than they themselves did growing up in Irela(...)

Phil Hogan: “Consumer food sentiment is very fickle.” Photograph: Alan Betson

A World Health Organisation report on cancer risks from processed meats is likely to have an immediate impact on eating habits, European Commissione(...)

Farming organisation have also welcomed an increase in the  threshold for Capital Acquisitions Tax to €280,000.

Farming organisations have welcomed changes announced in the budget in relation to the self-employed and the transfer of farms from one generation to (...)

Cattle on a Midlands farm. The Government has been urged to help  farmers aged under 40 who don’t qualify for supports for young farmers  after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government has been urged to help so-called “forgotten farmers” after their plight was highlighted at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agricultur(...)

President of Macra na Feirme Seán Finan: “Education at a young age remains the key to tackling farm safety . . . It’s a very long-term thing, but it’s very important that we target schools.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has been urged to fund a farm-safety programme in schools following the worst year for farm deaths since 1991.N(...)

Incoming Macra na Feirme president Seán Finan has said: “We have witnessed the decimation of rural Ireland in recent years with the closure of post offices and garda stations.”

Rural Ireland has been decimated and the Government must invest in rural areas it if it wants people to live there, incoming Macra na Feirme president(...)

The Macra na Feirme website. “Macra na Feirme, as the only representative body for young farmers and rural youth in this country, should be proud of its achievements, especially in the context of the recent CAP young farmer measures.”

Farmer and construction project manager Seán Finan has won the Macra na Feirme presidential election. Mr Finan (31), from Co Roscommon, will succeed a(...)

All the candidates are prominent Macra na Feirme members and are all involved in farming.  Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rural youth and young farmers’ organisation Macra na Feirme will elect its 35th president today . The election count will take place at its hea(...)

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