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ICSA: TDs must grasp reality of farm incomes

1st March, 2013The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has reiterated its opposition to changes in the student grant means test, and says TDs arguing in favour of including farm assets in it have no real understanding of the reality of farm incomes....

Farmers furious at latest horse DNA news

4th February, 2013ICSA president Gabriel Gilmartin has described revelations that substantial levels of horse DNA has been detected in a raw material ingredient at Rangeland Foods as “a deeply worrying development and has left farmers furious. It suggests that...

Further reaction: Farmers let down by industry

29th January, 2013While welcoming the outcome of the Department investigations which showed that Polish meat was the source of the horse meat contamination, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association president Gabriel Gilmartin said that farmers have been let down by...

ICSA frustrated at further farm cuts in Budget 2013

5th December 2012The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association has expressed frustration at a policy of continued slashes to vital farm schemes, notably a cut in the Disadvantaged Area Scheme and the replacement of the current Suckler Cow Welfare Scheme (SCWS) with...