Eddie Downey

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Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: called a meeting of beef processors, farm organisations and groups such as Teagasc and Bord Bia following the deterioration in relations between factories and farmers. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A package of measures to help the beef industry was announced by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney yesterday after(...)

The delegation  alleged that Irish meat factories were manipulating pricing and actively discriminating against livestock marts.

A delegation of marts representatives and farmers has complained to the European Directorate for Competition that meat factories are subverting(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey who said today that agriculture in Ireland is amongst the most emission-efficient in the world. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Irish farming organisations have defended the environmental record of farmers, following the release of the report from the UN’s Intergovernmen(...)

The IFA report says  the Irish farmed salmon sector would “only fill a corner” of one Norwegian fjord. Photograph: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Delays in issuing fish farm licences have cost an estimated €60 million in investment ove(...)

 Beef farmers  protest outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin today there they  criticised Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s Food Harvest 2020 plan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 3,000 IFA members gathered outside the Department of Agriculture on Dublin’s Kildare Street today to highlight their concerns about fallin(...)

Potato farmers are threatened by rising costs and a falling share of the consumer price, a conference has heard. Irish Farmers’ Association pre(...)

Cattle at James Winslade’s farm wait to be fed in Moorland  in Somerset, England. The third-generation farmer, whose family has been farming the area for 150 years, calculates 94 percent of his farmland is under water. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Farmers living in river catchment areas have urged the Government to deliver a plan to tackle the flooding problem for once and for all. While the foc(...)

A flooded farm in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Farmers along the western and southern seaboard are counting the cost of the recent floods and storms with thousands of acres of farmland covered in s(...)

A woman walks through flood water on Winthrop Street in Cork city. High tide just before 9pm sent flood waters rushing down a number of city centre streets.Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government yesterday committed to providing a further €15 million in emergency relief for severe weather damage as the country battened down fo(...)

Newly elected IFA president Eddie Downey giving his inaugural address at the 59th IFA annual general meeting in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

New IFA president Eddie Downey has vowed to change the “Big Brother” mentality surrounding farm inspections and said he would fight to secure a new ch(...)

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