Members of the Dublin Youth Dance Company perform a Dance for Climate Action to highlight the proceedings of the Citizens’ Assembly at Malahide. Photograph: Tom Honan.

Citizens’ Assembly members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture despite the opposition of the Iri(...)

IFA president Joe Healy said the Irish agri-food sector was the most exposed sector to Brexit.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Trade issues must be a top priority for the Government in Brexit negotiations, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has said. “Every (...)

IFA president Joe Healy drives a combine harvester to the Department of Agriculture offices on Kildare St in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

A combine harvester blocked traffic for a time outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin’s Kildare Street on Monday as tillage farmers intensifi(...)

  Rio de Janeiro state’s consumer protection agency, PROCON, inspecting meat products in the cold storage room at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stepped up calls to have Brazilian beef removed from any EU trade deal with with Mercosur, the South America(...)

Having an additional 270,000 tons of Irish beef, which currently goes to the UK, bounced onto the EU market after Brexit would have negative implications for French producers. Photograph: Getty Images

When it comes to agriculture, France has traditionally been Ireland’s go-to country. On issues like reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), t(...)

Workers unload packed meat from a truck in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is pushing to have meat removed from the proposed trade deal between Europe and South America in the wake of Braz(...)

A Moy Park facility. “We do not source products from any of the sites involved in the ongoing investigations in Brazil, “a company spokeswoman said

Moy Park, one of the largest producers of poultry in Ireland, has assured consumers that none of its products are sourced from the Brazilian plants c(...)

IFA president Joe Healy:   said the implications of Brexit for Irish agriculture were so serious that it must be first in the Government’s negotiating position

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned of a “virtual wipe out” in food exports to the UK if Britain opts for a “hard Brexit” and a reversion(...)

SuperValu has suspended a promotion offering customers free vegetables alongside the purchase of certain meat products on foot of complaints from the (...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “Agriculture and food cannot become a battleground between Brussels and London. There are too many farm livelihoods and jobs at stake.”

The retention of free trade for agriculture must be a key priority in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, the president of the Irish Farmers’ Associati(...)

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