Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith: walks away with €1.9 million and legal costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the court of public opinion, the former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Pat Smith, will go down as one of the most contr(...)

FBD chairman Michael Berkery says  the injury claims environment remains uncertain

Listed Irish insurer FBD has said it continues to make progress in improving profitability with a steady improvement in its combined operating ratio. (...)

Andrew Langford, former chief executive of FBD, received €16,300 a month for his work, which was termed in the report as “commercially sensitive”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish insurer FBD paid its former chief executive Andrew Langford €179,000 last year for consultancy services provided to the company between the begi(...)

Former  IFA head Pat Smith: The IFA said it was seeking candidates for the post of director general or chief executive officer. The change of title for the group’s top-ranked executive appears to be an attempt to draw a line under Mr Smith’s troubled tenure.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Eight months after the head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) left in a blaze of controversy, the organisation has begun the recruitment process(...)

Galway candidate Joe Healy: playing the outsider’s card at hustings.

Having endured some of its worst times in its history over the last six months, the Irish Farmers’ Association will today hope to begin to close an un(...)

  IFA National Livestock chairman Henry Burns: two recent polls give Joe Healy  a narrow lead  for IFA president over Mr Burns, the hierarchy’s preferred candidate. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than 1 per cent of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) members cancelled their subs in the wake of last year’s pay debacle – nowhere near the rever(...)

John O’Grady is also to become an executive director of FBD

Insurer FBD has announced the appointment of John O’Grady as its new chief financial officer and as an executive director. Mr Grady, who joins from r(...)

IFA deputy president Tim O’Leary, acting general secretary Bryan Barry and economist Con Lucey. Mr Lucey’s review was published yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Not for the first time the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is attempting to draw a line under the current pay controversy by disclosing more details(...)

Former IFA president Eddie Downey has been consistently blamed by his former employers. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

Not for the first time of late, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is struggling to get its story straight. It has consistently blamed former presid(...)

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(...)

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