Eddie Downey

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Young farmers to receive 25% top-up on direct payments and cap to be imposed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new environmental scheme, more funding for young farmers and a new grant scheme for artisan food producers are among the measures included in the Go(...)

Eddie Downey is the 14th president of the farming association and was previously deputy president.

New IFA president Eddie Downey has taken office at the association’s AGM in Dublin today.The farmer, from Slane, Co Meath is the 14th president of the(...)

Members ofthe IFA protest over supermarket pricing in Dunnes Stores, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Farmers staged a street protest in Dublin today against supermarkets selling vegetables very cheaply. A group of farmers marched into Dunnes Stores in(...)

Between now and Christmas Eve, Lidl is selling one-kilo bags of carrots, potatoes and onions for five cent each, while 500g bags of sprouts and turnips cost the same.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Supermarkets have insisted they are bearing the full cost of a major price war, which has seen the price of a range of vegetables fall to as low as fi(...)

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association Eddie Downey is congratulated at the Castleknock Hotel  in Dublin last night. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The election of Slane farmer Eddie Downey as president of the Irish Farmers’ Association last night means the Co Meath village may now be in the uniqu(...)

Eddie Downey addresses tonight’s IFA  meeting in the Castleknock Hotel after his election as the association’s next president. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Eddie Downey from Slane, Co Meath has been elected as the next president of the Irish Farmers’ Association. He received 1,079 votes in the election wh(...)

The counting of votes to determine who will be the 14th president of the Irish Farmers Association has begun at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin.  Photograph: Karen Morgan.

The counting of votes to determine who will be the 14th president of the Irish Farmers Association has begun at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin. The o(...)

 Jer Bergin

The counting of votes in the Irish Farmers Association’s presidential election will begin in Castleknock, Dublin, this morning, and a result is expect(...)

Current Irish Farmers’ Association president John Bryan will hand over to the new leader when the association meets in January. Photograph: Eric Luke

A series of Irish Farmers’ Association presidential election debates get under way today as two farmers from Meath and Laois vie to be the next leader(...)

Luke Morrissey, Jack Morrissey, Matthew McKienney and Dylan Morrissey from Tipperary and Donegal at the National Ploughing Championships, Ratheniska. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was said to be the most successful National Ploughing Championships in history so there was no surprise when it was announced that the event would (...)

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