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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 (...)

The Taoiseach at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It was said to be the most successful The National Ploughing Association has announced that the Championships will return to Ratheniska in Stradbally,(...)

Bernie MacCarthy from  Kilbeggan, WestMeath, competing in the Farmerette Conventional Plough Class, at the National Ploughing Championships, at Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Ploughing Championships drew its largest ever crowd on a single day yesterday, with well over 90,000 people going through the turnstiles (...)

Simon Coveney: “the real focus has been on trying to help farmers get as much from the marketplace as possible”

in BrusselsMinister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has confirmed that there will be cuts to both current and capital expenditure on agriculture in next(...)

IFA President John Bryan speaks to farmers in Tesco in Maynooth. The IFA took part in a protest at Tesco, Supervalu and Aldi outlets in Maynooth, Co Kildare. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke.

More than 100 farmers protested outside three supermarkets in Maynooth yesterday to highlight their grievances about falling cattle prices.The protest(...)

Following the 2011 raid, IFA president John Bryan accused the authority of ignoring the “substantial margins” on milk enjoyed by retailers and the lack of competition in the grocery market. Photograph: David Sleator

The Competition Authority is understood to be considering taking legal action against the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) arising out of an investiga(...)

Labour TD Aodhán Ó Riordáin TD: “Nobody should ever have to make a choice between education and their livelihood”.

The chief executive of the Disability Federation of Ireland has warned that the period after the State emerges from its austerity drive could be a tim(...)

Mickey, Cormac and Cathal Mac Connell at the funeral of their brother, Seán Mac Connell, at the Church of the Divine Word, Rathfarnham. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral took place in Dublin yesterday of former Agricultural Correspondent of The Irish Times Seán Mac ConnellHis death earlier in the week at th(...)

Journalist Seán Mac Connell, who died yesterday morning aged 66. Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times, described him as “an outstanding journalist of his generation” and he said he was known in every corner of Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians, farming figures and former media colleagues have paid warm tributes to former Irish Times agriculture correspondent Seán Mac Connell, who(...)

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