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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 IFA president Eddie Downey: “The message I got was I was thrown under the bus at the meeting.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The executive board of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is coming under mounting pressure to resign on foot of the pay controversy surrounding the(...)

Former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey said resignations from the IFA should stop as there had been “enough blood on the floor” following revelations about the general secretary’s salary.

Former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey has said there should not be any more resignations from the IFA as there had bee(...)

Brian Clough: “We’ve done it as I assume everybody wants to do their job: nicely, honourably and well.”   (AP Photo/PA)

In the delicious recent documentary I Believe in Miracles, there’ s a clip of Brian Clough being asked how he and Peter Taylor had achieved one of the(...)

Former IFA president Eddie Downey: he was on a package of up to €200,000 a year. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for the association’s executive committee to stand down. John Donnell(...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Pat Smith is extremely saddened at the events of the past week, which has left many families hurt, especially the family of IFA where he spen(...)

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(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith’s pay and severance package has been described as “obscene” by a prominent Iri(...)

IFA Deputy President Tim O’Leary speaking with IFA Cork West Chair Richard Connell, before the IFA Executive Council Meeting at the farm Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is to carry out a review of its corporate governance structures in the wake of recent controversy over pay in the(...)

 Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith and IFA president Eddie Downey. Smith has stepped down from his position. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The final lines of Con Lucey’s departing letter to the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) last year are revealing in the context of its current woes. Lu(...)

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