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#Irish Farmers Association

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 9 September, 2019

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and MII resumed this morning as protests continue.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Beef farmers and meat industry set for new talks as protesters in Meath force factory closure

Agriculture minister Michael Creed announced that new talks will take place next week.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 2 September, 2019

IFA calls for commission to solve beef price stalemate as protests continue

A man was arrested in Cavan outside a meat processing plant today.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 12 August, 2019

'Dominant' retailers must join beef protest negotiations, says IFA

Talks will take place today with the Beef Plan Movement.

# irish-farmers-association - Saturday 29 June, 2019

IFA condemns occupation of Westmeath pig farm by animal rights protesters

Gardaí are at the scene of the peaceful protest since 1pm today.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 28 June, 2019

'A bad deal for Irish farmers': EU signs massive trade agreement with South American countries

The EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur today sealed a hugely significant trade deal.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 20 May, 2019

Farmers facing 'financial wipe out' to wait and see after government makes aid plea to Brussels

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has said he has appealed to colleagues in other member states.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Irish farmers 'could be given licences to grow cannabis in the future'

The Department of Health said it may review its policy given its difficulty in sourcing cannabis product.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

IFA willing to meet health minister after he backs idea of Irish farmers growing cannabis

Health Minister Simon Harris says he would like to see Irish farmers growing cannabis crops.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Factories have torn the hell out of prices': Farmers march on Kildare St to protest beef prices

The IFA organised today’s protest to highlight that factories have cut cattle prices to “loss-making” levels.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk

The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds

The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 22 February, 2018

The IFA will pay its former boss €1.9m to settle his legal cases

The settlement relates to disputes over a severance package and a defamation case.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

‘It’s like a war zone’: Warnings issued to dog owners after spate of attacks on sheep in Wexford

The Irish Farmers Association says up to 4,000 sheep fall victim to dog attacks each year.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

The occupying farmers were seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Michael Creed.

# irish-farmers-association - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Farmers defend 'extreme and irresponsible' gorse bush burning as best practice

The recent spell of dry weather has left firefighters battling gorse bush blazes, with farmers often blamed for starting them.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 9 April, 2017

'Farmers are at their wit's end': Losing your land, home and income at the hands of vulture funds

The IFA says if vulture funds come after farmers they’ll have to get to them through them first.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 27 January, 2017

Farmers furious at SuperValu 'stunt' which gives away free carrots and potatoes

The IFA has taken exception to a new promotion which gives away free carrots and potatoes.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 5 January, 2017

'Highly irresponsible': Dumping of almost 100,000 tonnes of silt in Donegal bay criticised

The move will cause €50 million worth of damage and threaten 150 jobs, said the Irish Farmers Association.

# irish-farmers-association - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Pieta House teams up with farming group to highlight suicide among men in rural areas

Pieta House and the IFA are running a phoneline and counselling service.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 22 August, 2016

'An invasion of a place I grew up in, where I always felt safe' - Farmers speak of trauma after thefts

Buyers are being urged to ensure dealers are reputable before they buy any farm vehicles or machinery.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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”.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 10 August, 2015

There are cows in supermarkets as people lose the plot over the price of milk

Farmers saying they are being paid less than it costs them to produce the commodity.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 5 March, 2015

These babies helped Enda Kenny declare 2015 'the year of rural recovery'

Wasn’t it the year of something else already?

# irish-farmers-association - Saturday 21 February, 2015

Why your food can include a United Nations of meats and you will probably never know

But do people really care what meat makes its way into their lasagne?

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease 'very angry' beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - 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.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Is Canada's a-pork-alypse coming to Ireland?

Calm down, alright? We should be okay.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Outgoing IFA president says he has the skills for MEP job

John Bryan is expected to run for Fine Gael in the European elections this summer.

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