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FTMTA News 20th April 2017

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation) The application form for this year’s admission¬† to First Year of the Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation) course in IT Tralee is now available from the Courses section of the IT Tralee website. The courses … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 6th April 2017

Farm Machinery Industry Careers FTMTA was pleased to exhibit at the recent Agri Careers event and Conor McGuinness, manning the Association’s stand, was extremely busy during the day as he fielded numerous queries from enthusiastic young people interested in making … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 28th March 2017

Farm Machinery Safety With a number of tragic fatal accidents since the start of the year, FTMTA reiterates the calls made by it over the years for those involved in working with agricultural machinery to be conscious of, and proactive … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 16th March 2017

Introduction of limited tractor testing FTMTA note the intention of the RSA and Department of Transport to introduce a roadworthiness testing regime for T5 tractors (those tractors designed to travel at speeds in excess of 40 km/h) engaged mainly in … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 21st February 2017

Agri Mechanisation Awards Three awards in total to recognise achievement in the first year (2015 / 2016) in the Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Mechanisation) in IT Tralee. These awards were jointly sponsored by FTMTA and Irish Farmers Journal. The award … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 3rd November 2016

New FTMTA Officers Elected The October meeting of the FTMTA Executive Council elected a new President and Vice President of the Association to take office from January 1st, 2017. The new FTMTA President will be Mr. Graham McHugh of McHugh … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 23rd September 2016

FTMTA AGM In his address to the recent annual general meeting of the Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association, the FTMTA President, Mr, Donal Fitzpatrick of, Monasterevin dealership, J. H. Fitzpatrick Ltd. stated that while “sales of new tractors are … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 3rd August 2016

FTMTA Becomes an Agri Aware Patron The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association has recently become a patron of Agri Aware, the Irish agri-food educational body. Founded in 1996 as an independent body to provide the general public with information … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 1st July 2016

Registration of Imports It is a requirement when registering a used, imported tractor or other self propelled machine in Ireland that evidence of the prior registration in another country must be produced. The most common example of this is when … Continue reading

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FTMTA News 30th June 2016

Machinery Industry and “Brexit” FTMTA believes that it is too early to say what the impact of the UK exiting the EU will be for the Irish machinery sector, or indeed any other sector, in the long term. Much will … Continue reading

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