Tom Turley

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 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(...)

Former IFA secretary general Pat Smith and former IFA president Eddie Downey in  Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The executive council of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will consider holding new board elections this year during its meeting on Tuesday. On S(...)

Flooded fields and roads near Athlone, Co Westmeath, as waters along the river Shannon rose to  severe flood levels during Storm Desmond. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Desmond has come and gone, but is anything but forgotten. Communities up and down the river Shannon continue to struggle; thousands of acres are(...)

A car almost submerged in the flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

A comprehensive plan to map areas prone to flooding along the River Shannon should be completed much more rapidly than is currently planned, the IFA (...)

Sandbags are cleared away from Quinn’s Chemist in Crossmolina after the weekend’s flood damage where water levels reached over four feet. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Flooding has “stabilised” in parts of the west, but communities are remaining on alert as river levels continue to rise in some areas. Thousands of a(...)

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(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes opened the OPW flood risk management conference in Dublin Castle today.

Climate change deniers “are lying to themselves and lying to the country and they need to be swept aside”, Minister of State Brian Hayes has sa(...)

Cattle at James Winslade’s farm wait to be fed in Moorland  in Somerset, England. The third-generation farmer, whose family has been farming the area for 150 years, calculates 94 percent of his farmland is under water. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Farmers living in river catchment areas have urged the Government to deliver a plan to tackle the flooding problem for once and for all. While the foc(...)

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(...)