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(...)

Joe Healy: “I want to put down a marker here today: this action by retailers, when some items were sold at one tenth of their production cost, will not be tolerated”

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has called for the establishment of a retail ombudsman amid complaints that farmers are picking up the tab for bel(...)

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(...)

 Parteen Weir on Lough Derg. Oireachtas members will be invited to a presentation on the “final preferred route” from Parteen Basin through Tipperary and Offaly to Peamount in south Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Water is to brief TDs and Senators today on final details of its €1.2 billion project to pipe water from the river Shannon to Dublin and the mi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said in his budget speech in the Dáil that the measures were to help farmers facing an “exceptionally poor year”to “step out” of income averaging this year. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Farmers will be allowed extra time to pay their tax bills and given access next year to a new low-interest loan fund of €15 million under measures ann(...)

IFA President Joe Healy:  “Access to high-speed broadband is critical for farm families in running their farm businesses.” Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has rowed in behind Eir’s bid for the National Broadband Plan, the Government-backed scheme which aims to bring h(...)

 IFA President Joe Healy and IFA Livestock chairman Angus Woods were among livestock farmers attend protest at the Aldi supermarket in Tullamore  .Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Farmers, angry at what they see as aggressive cuts to beef prices, staged a protest outside Aldi supermarket in Tullamore on Wednesday. The Irish Fa(...)

“This report is very clear on the competition concerns in the beef sector, the income pressures that exist for livestock producers and the impact that any weakening of competition would have on their livelihoods,” said IFA president Joe Healy. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has published a report raising further concerns about the part-takeover of Slaney Meats by Larry Goodman’s ABP G(...)

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