The IFA’s Carlow chairman, Derek Deane, failed to get the required backing of at least six county executives ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for nominations, ruling him out of the race.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association officer who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary claims he has be(...)

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(...)

Larry Goodman’s ABP Foods is to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods, the parent company of Slaney Meats and Irish Country Meats, for an undisc(...)

Farmers protest outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers Association has strongly defended its 24-hour protests about cattle prices outside 30 meat factories throughout the Republic(...)

Eddie Downey said farmer anger with the meat factories was ‘boiling over’. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Farmers will hold a countrywide 24-hour protest outside meat factories on Monday to highlight their discontent with beef prices, said the Irish Farmer(...)

The protest was held outside the Burger King  in Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Reuters

Farmers staged a protest outside Burger King in Tullamore, Co Offaly this evening ahead of a meeting on beef in the town.IFA president Eddie Downey an(...)

 IFA president Eddie Downey: IFA president Eddie Downey said he had made it very clear to Simon  Coveney that farmers were angry and frustrated over the way their incomes had been cut.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Meat factories have been urged by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to show as much flexibility as possible to farmers when it comes to weight (...)

The Government has been urged to take action to protect the live cattle export industry, as a receiver continues working to establish the extent of TLT International’s liabilities.

The Government has been urged to take action to protect the live cattle export industry, as a receiver continues working to establish the extent of TL(...)

IFA President John Bryan speaks to farmers in Tesco in Maynooth. The IFA took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

More than 100 farmers protested outside three supermarkets in Maynooth yesterday to highlight their grievances about falling cattle prices.The protest(...)