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Tripling of stamp duty on agricultural land is unacceptable according to INHFA


The Government has failed to deliver on certain promises made in the agreed programme for Government.

That’s according to the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association who say an under-spend of 5 million in the sheep welfare scheme is a breach of a target set by Oireachtas members for budget 2018.

The INHFA President Colm O’Donnell is asking the Agricultural Minister Michael Creed to clarify whether or not Agricultural land was exempted from the increase in commercial property stamp duty from 2 per cent to 6 per cent.

Mr. O’Donnell says it is unacceptable that where family farms are being transferred from one generation to the next or indeed where young farmers have started Green Cert courses but have not yet completed them find themselves discriminated against overnight.


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