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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(...)

 Pat Smith says he is looking forward to developing a successful future  in the renewable energy sector.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith has reached a settlement with the organisation for €1.9 million plus legal (...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith   Photograph: RollingNews.ie

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has agreed to pay its former general secretary Pat Smith nearly €2 million to settle a legal dispute over Mr Smit(...)

Denis Naughten: Announced a scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation. Photograph: Collins

A scheme to financially support small-scale solar energy generation in Irish homes will be rolled out this summer, Minister for Communications, Climat(...)

Incoming IFA president Damian McDonald is to receive a basic salary of €185,350. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The new head of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to receive a substantially smaller salary package than his predecessor. The association today(...)

Statuettes depicting presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a shop in Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP

Donald Trump will have one of his last major opportunities to halt Hillary Clinton’s campaign momentum when the two candidates go head-to-head in the(...)

The ABP group  last week ceased the automatic collection of the levy. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is facing substantial losses in income with several beef processors reporting a major fall-off in levy contributi(...)

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(...)

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Joe Healy (above) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over executive pay. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The new president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has said transparency “will be maximised” within an organisation rocked by controversy over e(...)

Joe Healy, from Galway, who was elected president of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) at their 2016 Election today. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Joe Healy’s landslide victory in the Irish Farmers Association’s presidential race represents a kick in the teeth for the establishment. Electing som(...)

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