IFA general secretary Pat Smith said he was putting the association’s interests to the fore in deciding to go. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the Irish Farmers’ Association Pat Smith has resigned in the wake of the controversy over his pay. Pressure had been mounting on the organ(...)

IFA general secretary Pat Smith (left) with the organisation’s president Eddie Downey. The IFA voted against releasing details of Mr Smith’s pay earlier this month. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has come under renewed pressure to reveal the salaries of its top brass, amid reports its general secretary, Pat (...)

According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, average milk prices here have fallen by 33 per cent to 28 cent per litre in the past 18 months.

Is the milk price rout finally coming to an end? The main global bellwethers are sending out mixed signals. According to data from the Milk Market Obs(...)

Sources working across the Irish banking sector have expressed confusion and surprise over Bank of Ireland’s unilateral decision to impose severe restrictions on the amounts customers can lodge or withdraw over the counter across its branch network.

Sources working across the Irish banking sector have expressed confusion and surprise over Bank of Ireland’s unilateral decision to impose severe rest(...)

Under new rules announced by Bank of Ireland, from mid-November withdrawals of less than €700 will no longer be facilitated with the aid of tellers in branches

Bank of Ireland’s decision to restrict cash withdrawals and lodgements could lead to heightened security issues for people withdrawing large sums of c(...)

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at Glanbia over its decision to cut milk prices again in September despite signs of a pick-up in the (...)

Phil Hogan: the EU’s agriculture commissioner will not attend due to illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thousands of farmers are expected to descend on Brussels today as EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss the crisis in the dairy industry that has s(...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan expected to announce the advance on Monday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The European Commission is planning to fast-track €840 million in payments to Irish farmers as part of the series of measures to deal with collapsing(...)

Asda says it will pay the guaranteed minimum price from Monday following talks with the National Farmers’ Union in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Yates

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has described a move by discount retailer Asda to pay a minimum price of 28 pence per litre of milk as a “significant (...)

Activists have been calling for an 80 per cent reduction target in carbon emissions to be enshrined in Irish legislation, as it is in other European states. This has been resisted by the Irish Farmers’ Association, however. File photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has bowed to criticism from environmental groups by moving to address the absence of specific emission targets in its climate change Bi(...)

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