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Monaghan woman honoured for decades of work breeding cattle

IFAC Client, Mrs Mary Rafferty from Mullabrack-Scott, Monaghan was presented with the Holstein Fresian Association Award at the 14th Annual National Hall Of Fame Awards in Athlone, Co. Westmeath.

The event, organised by Athlone Show, awards nominees from the bovine, ovine and equestrian breed societies for their outstanding service to their respective breeds. The nominees have been acclaimed by their respective Breed Societies as the person who over the years has given their time, expertise and commitment for the betterment and promotion of their breed.

Mary is the long standing secretary of the Breffni Oriel Holstein Friesian Club and has made a dedicated lifetime contribution to the breed and to the success of an invigorating club outlet, serving black and white breeders in Monaghan and Cavan. This year marks Mary’s 27th year serving as Club Secretary having been elected at the AGM in 1989. In this time Mary has always been to the fore in every event organised within the club – from the establishment of the YMA (Young Members Association); hosting Expo Show in the mid-1990s; annual club tours; and herds competitions.

On the occasion of the IHFA’s 50th Anniversary in 2015, Mary was presented with a Breed Promotion Recognition Award. Mary together with her husband Paddy and daughters Denise and Andrea continue this dedication to the breed at home on their farm where the Brackvale herd of pedigree Holstein Friesians is a credit to them all. Mary is an active, dependable and progressive presence in the local community where she does a lot of voluntary work for the benefit of her fellow North Monaghan residents. All in all a very worthy recipient of this prestigious award.

Basic Payment Scheme application Deadline fast approaching

We would like to remind farmers that the closing date for the acceptance of applications for this years’ Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), is Monday, May 16, 2016.

Speaking about the Basic Payment Scheme, the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said he would like to remind farmers of the importance of this closing date to ensure they benefit



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IFAC Accountants Shortlisted in Irish Accountancy Awards

IFAC Accountants are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for the Large Practice of the Year Award in the in Irish Accountancy Awards 2016, which showcase excellence, innovation and best practice within the accountancy sector in Ireland. IFAC Accountants has been recognised for its business growth, innovation, customer focus and corporate social responsibility in the last 18 months.

Large Practice of the Year

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BUDGET 2016 – SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURIAL FARMERS

 

By Declan McEvoy
Head of Tax –  IFAC Accountants

 
Budget 2016 could be seen as a move to levelling the tax base whereby Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial farmers have been given credit for innovation and job creation.

 

To help assist farmers and entrepreneurs the following has happened:
• An encouragement to move people to electronic payments by reducing the cost to merchants of…

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