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Positions, Proposals & Privacy Policies 

FCI’s main aim as an organisation is to provide a fair playing field for contractors North and South of the border. We will lobby government bodies at local, national and EU level on our members behalf. We are open to all contractors, both large and small. We want the small contractor to be as much involved in the organisation as the big contractor.


Register of Farm/Agricultural Contractors.

FCI will immediately establish a "Register" of all members of FCI to include:

1 - Contact Details 

2 - Equipment

3 - Activity/service provided

4 - Area/s covered.


FCI is owned and run by its members for its members. We will educate ourselves at FCI as well as help educate and advise all our member contractors. The FCI aims to make local branches as active as possible and to facilitate group discussion and possible group action on issues that affect their businesses.



1 - FCI advocates that VAT registered contractors be preferred for all farm work and all Dept. of Agr. funded agri-schemes.

2 - FCI believes that farmers who are not registered for VAT should be allowed to recover the VAT element of invoices received from VAT registered contractors for work done.

3 - Only VAT registered users to be eligible for VAT rebate on diesel.


Current compliance matters-suggestions.

1 -  An easing of regulations regarding the trimming of roadside hedges/trees on H/S grounds

2 - A re-appraisal of slurry application dates to take more into account prevailing weather conditions

3 - Support an extension of allowed ploughing dates

Diesel/Casual and Seasonal recruitment

1 - Reduction in price/litre

2 - Carbon rebate for contractor

3 - A simplified procedure to facilitate fast and compliant recruitment

Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) Privacy Policy

Here at Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI), we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website and booking system, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

If you have any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Portlaoise Enterprise Centre, Clonminam Business Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois R32 XH0X, IRELAND. Alternatively, you can telephone 087-7551111.


How do we collect information about you?

We generally get your basic information from yourself who wish to get our information materials, newsletters and magazines. This is generally the basic information of Name, E-Mail and phone number.


What type of information is collected from you?

We gather your name, address, Eircode, phone number, email address and VAT number. 


How is your information used?

We will use your location information to better provide you a service in delivering information to your addresses.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.


Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will share your information with third parties with whom you choose to share your information with through the controls on your profile page.


Third Parties we work in association with

We work closely with various farm machinery and farming related brands and as such provide them with mechanisms to view the information you provide. 


How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You can update or amend your information at any time by emailing us at  Should you wish to remove your information you can email us with this request.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.


Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the Farm Contractors Ireland website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. We do not use cookies to store any data that can be used to identify you or your actions individually. It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.


Links to other websites

Our website, in particular our Corporate Partner pages, may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2020.

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