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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(...)

Newly elected IFA president Joe Healy celebrates with his family. Photograph: Eoin Burke-Kennedy

Newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Joe Healy has pledged to rebuild trust within the organisation following a string of d(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Predictions that farmers would stop paying automatic levies to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the wake of the pay controversy have so far no(...)

Derek Deane: Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

The whistleblower at the centre of the pay controversy within the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has made a last-minute bid to contest the associati(...)

Former  IFA president Eddie Downey. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of the Irish Farmers’ Association and an official centrally involved in exposing issues over pay and pensions at the organisation(...)

 Delegates at an IFA executive council meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will hold elections for all senior positions in April after its executive council agreed in principle to the move(...)

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