IFA host Regional Meeting on Dairy Farm Income in Carrick-on-Shannon

The IFA’s series of regional Dairy Farm Income Meetings comes to Carrick-on-Shannon’s Bush Hotel on Monday 26th September at 8pm. Chaired by IFA Regional Connacht Chairman Padraig Joyce, the meeting will hear from Aurivo Chairman Pat Duffy and Fianna Fail…

IFA calls for implementation of 5 point plan to assist farmers

IFA President Joe Healy said the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has to urgently address the difficulties caused by persistent poor weather conditions in parts of the country with a package of measures for the farmers affected. Joe Healy called…

Farmers can save €5,000 with the IFA Smart Farming Challenge

IFA’s Smart Farming programme leader Thomas Cooney has encouraged farmers to drop by the IFA stand at the National Ploughing Championships this week and take the €5,000 Smart Farming on-farm cost saving challenge. Speaking on the first day of the…

IFA to launch Farm Security Checklist tomorrow

The IFA has developed a new checklist to help farmers assess and improve their farm and home security. The checklist will be launched and demonstrated at the IFA Stand at National Ploughing Championships tomorrow. The new checklist poses questions on…

IFA says Government must use Budget to alleviate farm income difficulties

Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture earlier this week, IFA President Joe Healy said farm families are under serious pressure as cashflow tightens heading into the Autumn. He set out the farm scheme and taxation measures required in the…

Help mind Farm Families on World Suicide Prevention Day

The IFA and Pieta House have taken the opportunity on World Prevention Suicide Day to encourage anyone who is feeling suicidal to get help by connecting with the support services that are available, including the Mind Our Farm Families phone…

Details of the new €10 per ewe Sheep Scheme unveiled

IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said details of the new €10 per ewe sheep scheme were presented to IFA at a meeting of the Rural Development Monitoring Committee. John Lynskey said the new scheme is a very positive…

IFA says direct payments to Farmers must be made on time

IFA President Joe Healy said with the severe income pressure across all sectors, all direct payments must be made on time and within deadlines set down in the Charter of Rights for Farmers. As the autumn payments begin, and ANC…

IFA welcomes cut in electricity prices

IFA Member Services Chairman, Jer Bergin, has welcomed Bord Gáis Energy’s decision to cut their standard rate for electricity prices. Mr Bergin said, “Bord Gáis Energy now has the lowest standard rate for electricity in the market. Our partnership with…

IFA Factory update: Increasing demand for Lamb, Beef trade remains solid

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb trade is buoyant this week with factories looking for lambs and expecting a major increase in demand as the week progresses, heading into a big kill next week for the…

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