Money Mentor Margaret Nolan suggests mediation could be an option to solve family farm disputes.
Margaret Nolan spoke with an accredited mediator at Succession Ireland, Claire O’Keefe. Claire said that in order to start any good communication regarding farm succession “open conversations are key” and that “assumptions and expectations need to be outlined”.
Clare O’Keeffe is a farmer, mediator and tutor, and she spoke to Ryan Tubridy on RTE Radio 1 about the difficulties and challenges that can arise in the area of farm succession.
A thesis submitted to UCD in partial fulfilment for the degree of Masters in Agricultural Science Extension and Innovation.
An assessment of the role of Teagasc Advisors with farm families through Succession and Inheritance planning.
Seldom straightforward, succession decisions can be made easier by involving skilled communicators and experts in this once-in-a-lifetime process.
Continue reading “Communication key to succession success”
Clare O’Keeffe is a 2006 Nuffield Scholar whose research topic was ‘Intergenerational farm succession planning- a global overview’. The outcome of Clares studies culminated in the founding of Succession Ireland Mediation Services.
Continue reading “Intergenerational farm succession planning- a global overview”
The longest day has passed for another year, though the memory of last Winter still lingers especially in farming families. The financial ramifications have focused many minds on their roles and responsibilities on the family farm and business. The lack of disposable income is evident in rural towns and on farm investment is under serious review. Dairy farms are somewhat protected by the monthly milk cheque but this is peak season which must support the dry months. Continue reading “Strapped for Cash”
Clare recently featured in the Gazette Law Society magazine with a feature entitled;
Nothing Succeeds like Succession – How would the story of ‘The Bull’ McCabe have turned out if he’d taken the time to work out a mediated family succession plan?
Clare O’Keeffe brings the drama. You can view the article by downloading the Gazette Law Society PDF here.
Clare O’Keeffe of Succession Ireland is completing a Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation in UCD 2018-2020. Continue reading “Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation in UCD 2018-2020.”
Clare O’Keeffe of Succession Ireland recently featured on Argiland, Ireland’s largest farming news portal.
Clare O’Keeffe of Succession Ireland – which is based in Mallow, Co. Cork – said a whole range of issues can arise when facilitating inheritance conversations. These can include the question of whether the farm can sustain two incomes, and accommodation of the future needs of children with special needs.
You can read the article by Caroline Allen in full on the Argiland website.