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Irish Community Air Ambulance partners with Macra na Feirme ahead of busy time on farms The Irish Community Air Ambulance and Macra na Feirme have launched a joint campaign to appeal to all rural communities to exercise care as activity in rural Ireland increases during the summer months.  A busy silage season, increased traffic on the roads and more children moving about farms all combine to present an increased likelihood of serious incidents that could result in the Irish Community Air Ambulance being tasked to rural locations. Statistics from the Community Air Ambulance show that the summer months are the...

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As the EU Trilogues talks continue on the new CAP strategy, Macra na Feirme National President John Keane has (this evening, Thursday, May 27th) reminded Minister Charlie McConalogue, T.D of the critical supports needed for young farmers arising from any EU agreement. As the talks continue, indications are that 3% of direct payments will be ringfenced for young farmers, a compromise on the Europeans Commission and European Parliament’s proposals. “I welcome the engagement and update on the EU CAP talks from Minister McConalogue earlier this evening.  The discussion with the Minister focused on the need for supports for young farmers...

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Macra na Feirme today launches their Future of Work and Rural Transport policy documents which both aim to improve the quality of life for those working and living in rural Ireland. The Future of Work document focuses on three issues that Macra na Feirme believes will be vitally important to workers across Ireland, these include broadband, working hubs and work-life balance. “Workers will shortly travel back to their places of work, and the internet connection issues which we have all tolerated will become less acceptable. The delivery of these objectives will greatly aid in the development and the revitalisation of...

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Incoming Macra na Feirme President, John Keane told members at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday May 15th that the commitment they have given over the past eighteen months will bear fruits as we as a nation emerge from the pandemic. “To all those members and staff that have put the shoulder to the wheel keeping our communities safe, and at the same time keeping members engaged, I ask you to stick with it and go to the Well one more time” said incoming Macra na Feirme President John Keane. President Keane told AGM delegates that young people in rural areas...

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At the Annual General Meeting of Macra na Feirme, delegates from across the country gathered via video conference to witness the handover from Cavan man Thomas Duffy to Laois native and North Tipperary Macra member, John Keane.   In his inaugural address as the 38th National President of Macra na Feirme, John Keane urged the Government, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Minister Charlie McConalogue to “be brave, back our young farmers”.   “There are many challenges facing young farmers: the environment, carbon and habitat loss, and changes in the future CAP are combining to create economic uncertainty in many sectors.  What we as young farmer...

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