Cavan man Joe Brady to contest IFA presidential race
Cavan farmer Joe Brady has announced he will run in the race for IFA president.
Cavan farmer Joe Brady has announced he will run in the race for IFA president.
The IFA protested today outside the EU Food and Veterinary offices in Meath calling for a stop to the "beef import scandal which is damaging EU beef prices".
A 'fighting' IFA presidential candidate has thrown down a challenge to the government on the expected multi-billion pay out on carbon...
The IFA is calling for a change in the Budget to stop investors availing of agricultural relief on farmland.
Increased ANC funding of €50m and a €38m increase in funding for suckler cow farmers are among proposals from the IFA in its pre-Budget submission.
IFA Kildare Co. Chair Brian Rushe has been nominated by his county to run for the role of IFA Deputy President.
The IFA is putting pressure on TDs and Senators today to oppose the Mercosur deal, as it says it will damage Ireland's rural economy, the environment and consumers.
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is being called on to reject a proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-...
An election to determine the next IFA president will take place later this year as planned, the IFA has confirmed, after days of speculation that a rule change could be sought to allow Joe Healy...
Speculation on the line out of contenders for the IFA leadership is continuing to intensify as the potential candidates measure grass root support before officially declaring for the contest.
The IFA has backed moves by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan request of Competition Commissioner Vestager to take swift action to ensure the...
Farmers have urged AIB to "really back brave" and halt its decision to sell €1bn of its non-performing loans, many of which include farmer loans to US fund Cerebrus.
The Irish Farmers Association have called on the Government and EU Commission to compensate beef farmers for Brexit losses which they say run to over €100m.
The IFA has said that leased in entitlements should not be included in plans to introduce a stricter cap on farm payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
The IFA has told its over 80,000 members that it is vital that farmers vote for candidates who will be willing to ‘fight on their backs’ for Irish farmers.
The Data Commission has confirmed it will meet the IFA over aspects of its levy collection system that allows the sharing of some farmers' data.
Farmers are calling for the Data Commissioner to investigate the IFA system of collecting levies.
The IFA could face legal challenges to its levy collection system which identifies farmers opting out of the levy collected by meat processors, marts and co-ops on the association's behalf.
Members of IFA in Mayo have shut down their own local branch, but senior IFA officials say it will be re-established.
The IFA set out demands today for a multi-million euro package for ‘the beef sector in case prices plummet in a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.
Communication between the IFA and its thousands of members countrywide has been brought under the microscope as the organisation conducts a review into the issue.
Farmers will face targets not quotas to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions, according to Richard Bruton.
Beef farmers are “losing their shirts” hit by a triple whammy of bad prices, spiralling costs and reducing direct payments, the IFA President...
The Taoiseach can eat what he wants, but he must be a Taoiseach for all of Ireland, not just Dublin, according to IFA President Joe Healy.
Sheikh Mohammad, Coolmore Stud, Larry Goodman and their likes are not ‘genuine farmers’, according to IFA President Joe Healy, who said...
Negotiations are still ongoing with beef processors over the collection of levies as the IFA seeks to shore up its finances.
Ireland has one of the lowest percentages of female farm managers, a new EU survey has revealed, but dairy farmer Imelda Walsh believes that "women...
The Irish Farmers Association is to rollout a peer-to-peer farm safety learning initiative which will encourage farmers to undertake practical measures that will reduce the risk on their own farm.
Accounts published by the Irish Farmers Association show the organisation’s finances continue to be in the red since a high profile pay scandal rocked the organisation in 2015.
Following recent negotiations, the IFA has said that Boortmalt, the malting company has agreed to top up the final malting barley price paid to growers for the 2018 harvest by €30 per tonne.
IFA President Joe Healy has led tributes to Richie Flynn who passed away suddenly last Friday.
Irish Farmers Association President, Joe Healy has hit out at recent comments from junior Minister for Finance Michael D’Arcy who said that vulture...
The IFA is to call for a substantial increase in the Rural Development Programme (RDP) speanding post 2020.
THE Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is facing major questions over its president's salary two years after a row over pay rocked the organisation.
AIB has said that family farm homes are not included in its sale of its non performing loans (NPLs) to a consortium lead by Cerberus Capital.
GARDAÍ are probing an alleged assault after an incident between two members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA).
The IFA is calling on farmers to "stand back" from forced sales of farmland, as it estimates that at least 150,000 acres are under threat.
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The development of a protocol between the Department of Agriculture, BVD testing laboratories and tag supply companies, will offset some of the difficulties associated with empty BVD samples...
Milk processors have been challenged to 'invest' in their suppliers this spring to the same extent as they have in stainless steel over recent years by holding March milk prices.
The Irish Farmers Association has it out at Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed’s responce to growing fodder shortage nationwide.
Former IFA president Eddie Downey is understood to be in discussions with the association over his plan to address a National Council meeting.
IFA President Joe Healy has said the Fodder Transport Scheme is not working and must be revised.
Former IFA president Eddie Downey remains determined to address a meeting of the organisation’s national council in the aftermath of the €1.9m settlement with its former secretary...
A group of Kerry IFA members are calling for greater transparency in the county branch finances and staged a protest last week to highlight what they say is 'flouting' of the association's rules.
Pat Smith's final settlement of €1,900,000 with the IFA is more like a telephone number than a tangible sum for most of us.
The IFA has cancelled its National Council meeting tomorrow (Thursday) in Dublin, at which the Association's former President Eddie Downey had hoped to speak.
The fall-out from the Irish Farmers' Association €1.9m settlement with its former secretary general continues to rumble this week.
The Irish Farmers' Association will be forced to dip into its special reserve fund to pay a settlement to former general secretary Pat Smith. The final cost is expected to be in excess of €2m including...
Commenting on the settlement today in the High Court of litigation brought against the Irish Farmers’ Association, Mr. Pat Smith said that he...
"This year will be a defining one for Irish agriculture."
The unacceptable increase in the number of empty samples reported in the BVD programme last year appears to be continuing in the 2018...
Three loads of silage bales have been donated from farmers in Co Laois to help those in Co Clare struggling with fodder shortages.
The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar drew on his 'funny' name and farming relations when addressing the IFA AGM in Dublin today, and said that as a...
North Tipperary pig farmer Tim Cullinan was today elected the new Treasurer of IFA, a role he inadvertently helped orchestrate three years ago.
This year will be a defining year for farming, the IFA President Joe Healy has told the Association's...
Laois dairy and beef farmer Tom Phelan was elected Chairman of the IFA National Dairy Committee, succeeding Sean O’Leary at the end of his term.
The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association has appealed to all farmers to support the lobby group by paying levies as they face into a tough year with CAP negotiations and Brexit.
Concerns have been raised that some farmers may be hiking prices for their surplus fodder to take advantage of an ongoing shortage in some parts of the country.
The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has said the Government would not provide funding to stave off a fodder crisis in parts of the country.
IFA President Joe Healy has announced an emergency fodder initiative, where IFA will mobilise its national county and branch network to support those farmers in most difficulty.