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#eddie downey

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Eddie Downey: 'It's very sad for my wife, children and 91-year-old mother'

The former IFA president said it was his choice to resign last week.

# eddie-downey - Thursday 26 November, 2015

The IFA's president is gone after a week-long pay scandal

Eddie Downey’s resignation followed that of the IFA’s general secretary, Pat Smith.

# eddie-downey - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

The IFA's top official could be walking away with a €2 million nest egg

Pat Smith stood down last week over controversy about his pay packet.

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

IFA pay scandal: President steps back as review of top salaries begins

The move comes after revelations about general secretary Pat Smith’s generous pay package.

# eddie-downey - Friday 20 November, 2015

Here's exactly what the IFA's top official was being paid before he resigned

The group’s president has admitted the sum was “not sustainable and unacceptable”.

# eddie-downey - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Thousands of Irish farmers will blockade meat factories for 48-hours

Farmers are calling for prices paid to them for beef to be increased to close the gap between Irish and UK prices.

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Farmers are holding a 24-hour protest about beef prices

The action is the first since 2000 when the courts ended up imposing large fines on the IFA over its actions in blockading some factories.

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Coveney defends himself after criticism that he's not on top of the beef crisis

The Agriculture Minister says the price of beef is down to global markets.

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# eddie-downey - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Legislation intended to protect consumers could lead to price increases and job losses

The Competition and Consumer Protection Bill seeks to implement several reforms, including updated regulation of the grocery sector.

# eddie-downey - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Meath man Eddie Downey elected as new IFA President

The tillage, poultry and suckler farmer from Slane will take over in the top job in January.