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Farm families encouraged to attend Nenagh meeting

Friday, 17th May, 2019 12:15pm
Farm families encouraged to attend Nenagh meeting

All farming families are welcome to the meeting

North Tipperary IFA is delighted to welcome Anne Mitchell, Galway IFA Chairperson, and Harold Kingston, Cork Central IFA Chairman, to our Executive meeting on Tuesday, May 21st, in the Abbey Court Hotel at 8.30pm.

 

Anne Mitchell who for many years worked with the Department of Social Protection and has a huge knowledge on pension entitlements will advise us in relation to the process of applying for our pension what information is required, many of us are unaware of how to ensure that we can access the relevant information .there are many types of pensions and Anne will inform us in this regard.

 

Anne will also advise on the up to date information on the fair deal scheme and the process involved in applying, this issue is of huge importance to farming families as the current system is a huge financial burden and threatens the viability of the farm to be able to pay the huge fees to a nursing home while at the same time be able to afford a standard of living for the family burdened by this.

 

Harold Kingston is a dairy farmer from Ballyroe Co Cork in addition to this he is County Chairman for Cork Central and former National IFA Environment Chairman. In the spring of 2018 which as we all recall was extremely challenging, but at the peak, Harold found himself like many farmers under huge stress trying to manage his livestock and was carrying extra livestock due to his herd being restricted with TB this in addition to a long and protracted winter that saw many of us run out of fodder when at the time our livestock should have been out on grass. Harold experienced burnout trying to cope. Harold shared his story with viewers of the Late Late Show recently and North Tipperary IFA is delighted that Harold is going to share his story with us, it is hugely important that we speak openly about our mental health and in doing so we can help and support each other.

 

All farming families are welcome to the meeting on topics that are very important to us all.

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