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FTMTA News 5th February 2016

Grass & Muck 2016 Due to poor weather causing adverse ground conditions to use a slurry tanker Gurteen College made use of an Umbilical Slurry System from John Daley Contractor Ballinasloe in Preparation for Grass and Muck 2016. http://www.ftmta.ie/9-news-scr…/6-ftmta-grass-muck-2016.html Thank … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 18th January 2016

New Tractor Registrations The figures released recently by FTMTA in relation to registration of new tractors during 2015 show a market holding its own to some extent in the face of challenging commodity prices. A total of 1,878 units were … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 12th January 2016

Management Changes At Farmhand LTD Stepping down after 40 years at the helm of the company his father founded in 1962, John Scrivener says “I am delighted to announce the appointment of my son Paul as MD of the company. … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 7th January 2016

Revised Standards for Agricultural Vehicles The revised vehicle standards published by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) during 2014 in relation to agricultural vehicles and impacting on a number of key road safety areas including Braking, Lighting & Visibility, Weights Dimensions … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23th December 2015

Season’s Greetings The FTMTA President, Donal Fitzpatrick, the FTMTA Executive Council and Chief Executive, Gary Ryan, extend their best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to member firms, their staff and customers. Be a part of a stronger farm … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23th December 2015

FTMTA Year in Review The farm machinery year started in an upbeat mood with the largest ever FTMTA Farm Machinery Show held at Punchestown during early February and visited by a record attendance of 18,750 people in total with a … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 16th December 2015

FTMTA Grass & Muck 2016 Show The exhibitor application packs for the FTMTA Grass & Muck Show 2016 have been posted  on Friday, December 4th and have been sent to all exhibitors at this year’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show and … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 26th November 2015

Successful FTMTA Conference The FTMTA Conference held on Friday, November 20th, was very well received by those in attendance. In opening the conference, FTMTA President, Donal Fitzpatrick expressed the wish that that those attending would find the day both informative … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 5th November 2015

Family Businesses Focus at the FTMTA Conference The FTMTA Conference will be held in The Heritage Hotel, Killenard, Co. Laois, on Friday, November 20th.  Given the predominantly family business nature of the farm machinery sector the presentation by Kieran McCarthy … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 29th October 2015

Agricultural Mechanisation Degree Course Following a recent article in the careers pages of Irish Country Living about the Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation) course in IT Tralee, FTMTA has received many calls from students who will sit the Leaving Certificate … Continue reading

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