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# ifa - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Drivers told to be patient as good weather brings more tractors on roads

The RSA and the IFA are warning drivers due to an increase in farming vehicles on the roads.

# ifa - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Farmers put pay scandal behind them and elect new IFA president

Joe Healy has said a remuneration committee will decide his salary,

# ifa - Monday 18 April, 2016

Farmers say €40,000 hill walker judgement a "serious concern"

The IFA are worried that hill walkers could have accidents on their lands.

# ifa - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

Dissident republicans, hospital overcrowding and a nuclear test had everyone talking.

After pay scandal the entire board of the IFA has stood down

The organisation’s president Eddie Downey and general secretary Pat Smith stood down last November.

# ifa - Sunday 20 December, 2015

From The42 The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s Political Football

The talks that could have produced an all-Ireland soccer team in the 1970s

We came close enough at several stages to one national team on the island. This is why it didn’t work, writes Cormac Moore.

# ifa - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

IFA executive council survives vote of no confidence

It comes after a report into the pay and structures of the association was released yesterday.

# ifa - Monday 7 December, 2015

Taoiseach says that emergency funding could be used to tackle flood damage

People affected by flooding may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Social Protection’s Humanitarian Assistance Scheme.

# ifa - 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.

# ifa - Saturday 28 November, 2015

How much money did a woman pay for U2 tickets that never arrived? It's the week in numbers

Plus: How many priests are going to a shopping centre in Clare to hear confession?

# ifa - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Farmers' association says former boss "demanded €2 million" to quit

They say Pat Smith is “trying to cover up” his demands.

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.

# ifa - 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.

# ifa - 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.

# ifa - 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”.

# ifa - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

'Remember a few years ago we were told butter was bad for you?'

New guidelines could be issued for red meat consumption.

# ifa - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Farmers want prenups to protect them from 'gold diggers'

The government is considering a new review of prenuptial agreements.

# ifa - Monday 7 September, 2015

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest Full Throttle This post contains videos

Tractor -V- Water Cannon: EU to give farmers €500m after mass protest

Up to 6,000 farmers took part in the protest, claiming that their livelihoods are at risk by below-cost selling from retailers.

# ifa - Friday 20 February, 2015

From The42 Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks It's Good To Talk

Why are Northern Irish footballers declaring for the Republic? A TD wants to open talks

Trend of players declaring for the Republic deserves careful consideration, writes Frank Feighan TD.

# ifa - Monday 16 February, 2015

You may have been told your rashers are Irish, but they're often not

An IFA testing programme found that customers are being misled in 29% of cases.

# ifa - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Stressed-out farmers making the "simplest" of mistakes

30 people died on Irish farms last year — the worst figure in a quarter of a century.

# ifa - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

What do farmers want?

To be like Scotland, for starters.

# ifa - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Thousands of farmers to close gate on IFA and start their own group

The new group will ‘represent all farmers, not just those in rural areas’.

# ifa - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

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Cute kids? Check. Animals? Check. Christmas has arrived

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

# ifa - Monday 10 November, 2014

Explainer: What's the beef between farmers and meat factories?

In the latest development, farmers are holding a 48-hour protest at meat factories around the country.

# ifa - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests

Thousands of farmers have been camped outside meat processing plants since 3pm this afternoon.

# ifa - 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.

# ifa - Friday 7 November, 2014

The talks between farmers and factories have ended with no deal, what does this mean?

The IFA said it would stage a 48 protest from 3pm on Sunday if no deal was reached.

# ifa - 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.

# ifa - Friday 10 October, 2014

Aldi settle IFA vegetable dispute with a commitment to Irish produce

The disagreement has ended with the discount supermarket giant committing to future grower viability.

# ifa - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# ifa - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

The amount of property stolen from farms will probably surprise you

Trailers are particularly popular among thieves, apparently.

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.

# ifa - Monday 22 September, 2014

Why did farmers bring a Grim Reaper to an Aldi store?

They also brought a coffin full of vegetables.

# ifa - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Irish farmers show their beef with factories and retailers in McDonald's protest

Members of the Irish Farmer’s Association gathered outside the McDonald’s in Kilkenny to protest cuts to their income.

# ifa - Friday 22 August, 2014

After another death, calls for farm safety to be taught to primary school kids

More people have died on Irish farms this year than over the entire of 2013.

# ifa - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income

A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.

# ifa - Friday 15 August, 2014

Half of bacon and pork tested in butchers' shops not Irish

The Association of Craft Butchers said some butchers might be supplied with imported meat, passed off as Irish.

# ifa - 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.”

# ifa - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open

The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.