Eddie Downey

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Newly elected IFA president Joe Healy celebrates with his family. Photograph: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Joe Healy has pledged to rebuild trust within the organisation following a string of d(...)

Galway candidate Joe Healy: playing the outsider’s card at hustings.

Having endured some of its worst times in its history over the last six months, the Irish Farmers’ Association will today hope to begin to close an un(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

Fiona Muldoon: FBD chief executive  received a salary of €360,000, pension contributions of €60,000 and benefits of €29,000.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chief executive of FBD received a remuneration package worth €449,000 last year, according to the insurance provider’s annual report. Fiona Muldo(...)

File image of IFA members protesting at beef prices.  On left with green coat is Henry Burns, who is running as presidential candidate for the association.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of farmers begin voting tonight to elect the next president and deputy president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). The elections fol(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith (left) and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members left the organisation since the controversy erupted last year over the salaries paid (...)

Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane. Photograph: Alan Betson

He who wields the knife never wears the crown, or so it seems for Carlow IFA chairman Derek Deane, the whistleblower at the centre of the pay controve(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)

Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

 Delegates at an IFA executive council meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will hold elections for all senior positions in April after its executive council agreed in principle to the move(...)

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