Michael Creed

30 Oct

Joe Carey and Michael Creed

Low interest loans helping Clare farmers reduce debt

MORE than a hundred Clare farmers have availed of low interest loans from the Strategic Banking Corporation to pay down more expensive forms of short-term debt. Responding to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed confirmed that the average amount borrowed was €32.704 at an interest rate of 2.95 per cent and  […]

20 Sep

Joe Carey Clare farmers

More than €9 million in special payments to Clare farmers

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that 4,036 farmers throughout the county will receive average payments of €2,325 under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme. “More than €9,385,000 is due to be paid to Clare farmers from this Wednesday (September 21) and Minister Michael Creed has assured me that the Department […]

16 Sep

Joe Carey in Carron recently with Michael Davoren Burren IFA and Sharon Parr, scientist with the Burren Programme.

Levelling the field for part-time farmers

CLARE Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is leading a campaign to change a Department of Agriculture regulation that excludes thousands of part-time farmers from a €100 million knowledge transfer programme. Funded by the Irish taxpayer and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, knowledge transfer groups are being implemented for 27,000 farmers across the beef, […]

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