Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. The (...)

IFA Carlow chairman Derek Deane called for a review of the election rules.

The Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) official who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary has withd(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with  Jer Bergin from the Irish Farmers’ Association.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has hinted at the possibility of holding another referendum to give Oireachtas committees more powers in the wake of the banking(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Predictions that farmers would stop paying automatic levies to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the wake of the pay controversy have so far no(...)

After the COP21 environmental conference in Paris, the IFA said the next Dáil must pitch a “robust defence” of Ireland’s interests in trade policy and climate change negotiations. Photograph: Getty Images

The next government should introduce more severe sentencing for repeat offenders in an attempt to tackle perceptions of rising crime rates in rural Ir(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Larry Goodman of ABP Group: company intends to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods not yet lodged a formal submission. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Larry Goodman’s ABP Group has been in contact with the Irish and European competition authorities over its intention to acquire a 50 per cent stake i(...)

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(...)