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The Irish Farmers’ Association has called on farmers to  tag all their equipment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish Farmers’ Association has called for “greater awareness” to be placed on tagging. The call comes just weeks after gardaí held an open day t(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: wrote to EU’s trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström last week expressing his concerns about the potential impact of the deal on Ireland’s beef sector. Photograph: Eric Luke

Up to 13 EU states, including Ireland, are said to be opposed to the proposed trade deal with Mercosur, the regional bloc that includes beef-exporti(...)

The Department of Heritage said it works closely with the IFA on land management issues and remained committed to doing so. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish farmers have begun a “keep off our land” campaign aimed at barring environmental organisations until such time as a State compensation scheme is(...)

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 (...)

Milk supply: The European Commission  stressed that the measure did not signal a return to EU milk quotas which were abolished last year. Photograph: Getty

and EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan has sanctioned a temporary reintroduction of cuts to milk production in the EU in response to falling price(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Fine Gael Minister of State Michael Ring has signed off on €9 million in back payments in relation to agricultural land sold for road projects. The (...)

IFA Carlow chairman Derek Deane called for a review of the election rules.

The Irish Farmers’ Association(IFA) official who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary has withd(...)

After the COP21 environmental conference in Paris, the IFA said the next Dáil must pitch a “robust defence” of Ireland’s interests in trade policy and climate change negotiations. Photograph: Getty Images

The next government should introduce more severe sentencing for repeat offenders in an attempt to tackle perceptions of rising crime rates in rural Ir(...)

The IFA’s Carlow chairman, Derek Deane, failed to get the required backing of at least six county executives ahead of Wednesday’s deadline for nominations, ruling him out of the race.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association officer who exposed the pay issues which led to the resignation of its president and general secretary claims he has be(...)

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