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# irish-farmers-association - Monday 19 October, 2020

'Deliberately misleading': Farmers' group calls for ban on use of 'burger' and 'steak' on vegan products
# Where's The Beef
# Where's The Beef

'Deliberately misleading': Farmers' group calls for ban on use of 'burger' and 'steak' on vegan products

Oct 19th 2020, 8:03 PM 37,343 Views 124 Comments

The European Parliament will vote this week on terminology used for vegan products.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week
# IFA
# IFA

Taoiseach tells farmers that a new Agriculture Minister will be appointed next week

Aug 25th 2020, 11:07 AM 19,895 Views 51 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association said a new minister is crucial to represent farmers’ interests in the context of Brexit.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 52,747 Views 54 Comments

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 23 March, 2020

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA
# Farming
# Farming

McDonald's closure 'big blow' to Irish beef sector, says IFA

Mar 23rd 2020, 2:37 PM 22,270 Views 38 Comments

It was announced yesterday evening that McDonald’s will be closed from today.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 24 February, 2020

Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas
# Athlone
# Athlone

Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas

Feb 24th 2020, 7:01 PM 21,502 Views 40 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association said the Taoiseach’s visit had an element of “trying to close the stable door after the horse had bolted”.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

A new potato campaign aims to change the perception millennials have of the humble spud
# Spuds
# Spuds

A new potato campaign aims to change the perception millennials have of the humble spud

Feb 18th 2020, 3:31 PM 20,049 Views 56 Comments

The IFA and Bord Bia want to show that potatoes aren’t as old-fashioned as some young people think.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis
# Tim Cullinan
# Tim Cullinan

President-elect of Irish Farmers’ Association vows to tackle beef crisis

Dec 17th 2019, 9:45 PM 14,010 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare
# Supervalu
# Supervalu

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:15 AM 16,319 Views 44 Comments

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

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

IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin
# Beef
# Beef

IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin

Updated Dec 9th 2019, 9:58 AM 27,291 Views 54 Comments

The latest blockade is part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices.

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

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
# Beef Prices
# Beef Prices

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Updated Dec 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,864 Views 126 Comments

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions
# SOS
# SOS

Ireland's potato crop is at risk because of bad weather conditions

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:16 AM 16,463 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association has warned that much of the crop might not get harvested this year.

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

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Updated Sep 9th 2019, 12:33 PM 16,664 Views 16 Comments

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
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

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

Updated Sep 5th 2019, 2:55 PM 15,721 Views 22 Comments

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
# Protests
# Protests

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

Sep 2nd 2019, 3:13 PM 9,986 Views 19 Comments

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
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

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

Aug 12th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,294 Views 52 Comments

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
# Meat The Victims Ireland
# Meat The Victims Ireland

IFA condemns occupation of Westmeath pig farm by animal rights protesters

Updated Jun 29th 2019, 5:24 PM 56,137 Views 198 Comments

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
# Mercosur
# Mercosur

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

Jun 28th 2019, 9:54 PM 37,405 Views 75 Comments

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
# Exceptional Measures
# Exceptional Measures

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

May 20th 2019, 6:15 AM 15,532 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Farming Diversification
# Farming Diversification

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

Jan 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 29,801 Views 32 Comments

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
# Medicinal Use
# Medicinal Use

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

Dec 25th 2018, 5:00 PM 28,646 Views 57 Comments

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
# Major Beef
# Major Beef

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

Oct 3rd 2018, 4:42 PM 9,909 Views 25 Comments

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
# Fodder Crisis
# Fodder Crisis

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

Sep 16th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,208 Views 62 Comments

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
# People Power
# People Power

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

Apr 25th 2018, 12:56 PM 15,858 Views 48 Comments

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
# Settlement
# Settlement

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

Feb 22nd 2018, 9:15 PM 13,785 Views 14 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Nov 26th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,739 Views 44 Comments

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
# Unprecedented
# Unprecedented

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

Sep 10th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,928 Views 21 Comments

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
# Sheep Kill
# Sheep Kill

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

Aug 23rd 2017, 3:01 PM 17,584 Views 12 Comments

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
# Rural Crime
# Rural Crime

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

Aug 3rd 2017, 12:05 AM 13,038 Views 39 Comments

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
# Sit-in Protest
# Sit-in Protest

Gardaí attend scene as tillage farmers occupy Department of Agriculture building

Jul 5th 2017, 6:28 PM 12,346 Views 17 Comments

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
# Burning Land
# Burning Land

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

Apr 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 29,454 Views 33 Comments

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
# Great Irish Sell Off
# Great Irish Sell Off

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

Apr 9th 2017, 8:15 AM 21,796 Views 58 Comments

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
# Spuds Sale
# Spuds Sale

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

Jan 27th 2017, 7:58 AM 42,754 Views 73 Comments

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
# Dredging
# Dredging

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

Jan 5th 2017, 7:34 PM 23,950 Views 14 Comments

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
# Mind Our Farm Families
# Mind Our Farm Families

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

Sep 10th 2016, 11:48 AM 10,562 Views 16 Comments

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
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

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

Aug 22nd 2016, 2:21 PM 14,375 Views 29 Comments

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"
# Wicklow Way
# Wicklow Way

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

Apr 18th 2016, 12:02 PM 31,413 Views 0 Comments

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
# Grassroots
# Grassroots

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

Jan 6th 2016, 8:46 AM 9,394 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Ifa Pay Row
# Ifa Pay Row

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

Dec 1st 2015, 9:11 AM 20,690 Views 40 Comments

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
# Pay Day
# Pay Day

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

Nov 25th 2015, 4:23 PM 17,245 Views 48 Comments

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
# Downey Not Out
# Downey Not Out

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

Nov 24th 2015, 7:51 AM 11,478 Views 30 Comments

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

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