Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)

Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

 Delegates at an IFA executive council meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will hold elections for all senior positions in April after its executive council agreed in principle to the move(...)

Former IFA secretary general Pat Smith and former IFA president Eddie Downey in  Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The executive council of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will consider holding new board elections this year during its meeting on Tuesday. On S(...)

John Collison  of Stripe , speaking at the Web Summit in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

WINNERS Patrick and John Collison It has been a very good year for Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison of Stripe. In July their digita(...)

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary speaking with Economist Con Lucey whose report was published today, at the IFA Executive Council Meeting at the farm Centre in Dublin. Picture: Finbarr O’Rourke

The treasurer of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Jer Bergin, has been elected to serve as chairman following another marathon meeting of the org(...)

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary, acting general secretary Bryan Barry and economist Con Lucey. Mr Lucey’s review was published yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Not for the first time the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is attempting to draw a line under the current pay controversy by disclosing more details(...)

Former IFA general secretary   Pat Smith (left) is congratulated by his predecesor Michael Berkery upon taking the top job back in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times/

Former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith received a €1.2 million pension top-up to offset the hole in his defined be(...)

The executive council of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will meet on Tuesday to examine the findings of an internal report on pay and pensions amid fresh calls for some or all of the group’s remaining board members to resign. The IFA has been engulfed in controversy since the high-profile departures of its former general secretary Pat Smith and president Eddie Downey (above). Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to publish in full the findings of an internal report on pay and pensions. The review conducted by former IFA(...)