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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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FTMTA News 8th June 2016

Farm Machinery Safety As silage gathers pace, FTMTA reiterates calls made by it over the years for those involved in working with agricultural machinery to be conscious of, and proactive in relation to, the safety of themselves and others. The … 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 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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