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Incoming IFA president Damian McDonald is to receive a basic salary of €185,350. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The new head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to receive a substantially smaller salary package than his predecessor. The association today(...)

Galway candidate Joe Healy: playing the outsider’s card at hustings.

Having endured some of its worst times in its history over the last six months, the Irish Farmers’ Association will today hope to begin to close an un(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

Many farmers find it hard to get their hands on land.

The 12 new agri-taxation measures announced in yesterday’s budget have one thing in common – they are all designed to get land moving out of the hands(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Brendan Greene of  Ratheniska at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

in RatheniskaHelping young farmers to access land is the greatest challenge facing modern agriculture, President Michael D Higgins said at the opening(...)