IFA demands movement on GLAS and TAMS payments

At a meeting with Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady demanded that GLAS and TAMS payments be moved on as the delays are totally unacceptable. Joe Brady said GLAS payments are a vital lifeline…

IFA welcome clarification on the TAMS Sheep Fencing Scheme

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has welcomed clarification on the TAMS Sheep Fencing Scheme, which will allow the acceptance of most of the farmers who had received rejection letters over the past number of weeks. It has been clarified…

Damian McDonald named as new IFA Director General

Following an appointment process overseen by KPMG, and a meeting of the organisation’s Executive Council today (Wednesday),Damian McDonald has been announced as the new IFA Director General. Picture Credit: Seb Daly/Sportsfile The 44 year old is currently the CEO of…

IFA – Cattle trade “may be turning a corner”, more stability in Lamb Trade

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there are clear indications that the cattle trade is firmer this week and may be turning a corner. Meanwhile IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said there is more stability in the…

IFA and Sky announce discount deal for members

The Irish Farmers’ Association and Sky Ireland have signed a new affinity deal for IFA members. The partnership will offer members 20% off when joining Sky TV and 20% off bundle upgrades. IFA Member Services Chairman, Jer Bergin, said, “This…

Farming organisations react to Budget announcements

Farming organisations have welcomed the majority of announcements on the sector in yesterday’s Budget. IFA President Joe Healy said Budget 2017 responded positively to IFA’s farm income campaign with significant measures on low-cost loans, increased funding for farm schemes, the…

IFA to mark 50th anniversary of the Farmers’ Rights Campaign

On October 27th, IFA President Joe Healy will lead a commemoration in Bantry to honour those who took part in the Farmers’ Rights Campaign. October 7th marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Farmers’ Rights Campaign in 1966.…

Focus on Farm Finance at Roscommon IFA Meeting

Roscommon IFA will host a Financial Information Meeting for farm families in Hannon’s Hotel this Wednesday, October 5th at 8.30pm. Roscommon IFA County Chairman John Hanley said “2016 has been a very difficult year for farm income across many sectors.…

IFA calls on Meat Factories to reverse price cuts

IFA President Joe Healy has called on the meat factories to reverse the beef price cuts and restore some level of confidence to producers. He said that based on the market returns from the UK, it is clear the factories…

IFA set out Budget proposals to Oireachtas Members

Addressing Oireachtas members in Dublin today (Tuesday) as part of IFA’s pre-Budget campaign, IFA President Joe Healy said next month’s Budget is a major test of the Government’s commitment to farm families who are under serious income pressure after a…

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