“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(...)

December 2015: flooding along the banks of the Shannon near Athlone town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Paddy Kavanagh and his wife, Pat, spent much of last Christmas in a hotel, after flood water and raw sewage flowed into their home at Carrickobrien, a(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “It is very clear that farmers are angry over the level of Goodman control of the beef sector.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has played down speculation that other processors may follow Larry Goodman’s ABP in halting the automatic levy f(...)

The levy is at the centre of an escalating row between Larry Goodman’s (above) ABP and the IFA. Photograph: Ronan Quinlan/Collins

The State’s second largest beef processor Dawn Meats says it has no plans to change the automatic levy collection from farmers. The tariff, which is (...)

Larry Goodman: his ABP group’s move on levies is viewed by the IFA as an attempt to undermine it. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The move by Larry Goodman’s ABP group to halt the automatic deduction of levies from farmers is viewed by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) as a de(...)

ABP owner Larry Goodman. The company collects €400,000 a year in European Involvement Fund (EIF) levies from farmers, the lion’s share of which goes to the IFA.   Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A row has broken out between the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Larry Goodman’s ABP group that could have serious financial implications for th(...)

Milk production line at Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies: the company has  increased its monthly milk price for the first time in nearly 18 months

In one of the strongest indications yet of recovery in dairy markets, Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies yesterday increased its monthly milk price for the (...)

The IFA president said cattle prices had dropped by up to 20 cent a kilo since result and dairy prices had fallen by more than 30 per cent in the last 18 months. File photograph: Frank Miller

Farmers should get extra time to pay their tax bills and receive further income support, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. The associati(...)

Former  IFA head Pat Smith: The IFA said it was seeking candidates for the post of director general or chief executive officer. The change of title for the group’s top-ranked executive appears to be an attempt to draw a line under Mr Smith’s troubled tenure.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Eight months after the head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) left in a blaze of controversy, the organisation has begun the recruitment process(...)

 From left; Larry Murrin, Chief Executive, Dawn Farm Foods (left) says that as a result of the slide in sterling, firms are facing the twin challenges of cost recovery on the one hand and a loss of competiveness on the other. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has accused beef processors of using Brexit to squeeze farmers on price. IFA president Joe Healy claimed meat fa(...)

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