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Lough Derg: Irish Water plans to build a 170km long pipe from Parteen basin on the river Shannon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Offaly farmer James Casey is worried the proposed 170km pipeline to bring water from the river Shannon to Dublin could put him out of business. Cas(...)

Former IFA president Eddie Downey: he was on a package of up to €200,000 a year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for the association’s executive committee to stand down. John Donnell(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith. Photograph: Eric Luke

The former IFA general secretary Pat Smith wants half his €2 million severance package, agreed last week before he left the organisation in c(...)