Eddie Downey

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Eddie Downey, Lorna Sixsmith, Pippa Hackett and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at a Together for Yes event. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

Members of the farming community, including a former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), have backed a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum (...)

Eddie Downey’s comments on the referendum are his first major public intervention since he was forced to resign as IFA president in 2015. Photograph: David Sleator

Former Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Eddie Downey is among a group of farmers who have launched a “Farmers for Yes” campaign group to cal(...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith: walks away with €1.9 million and legal costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the court of public opinion, the former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Pat Smith, will go down as one of the most contr(...)

 Pat Smith says he is looking forward to developing a successful future  in the renewable energy sector.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith has reached a settlement with the organisation for €1.9 million plus legal (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Philip Lane: hinted at provision of emergency liquidity for banks. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Another week has trundled by and still the corridors of Government buildings remain eerily quiet – but some cracks in the ice of the current impasse s(...)

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy (above) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over executive pay. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over e(...)

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