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#Irish Farmers Association

# irish-farmers-association - Last year 2021

EU reaches provisional deal on major CAP reform for farmers
# CAP
# CAP

EU reaches provisional deal on major CAP reform for farmers

Jun 25th 2021, 6:39 PM 12,929 Views 20 Comments

The IFA has criticised the agreement as a “bad deal for Irish farmers”.

Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks
# Worrying
# Worrying

Farmers 'losing patience' over sheep deaths from dog attacks

Jun 18th 2021, 2:27 PM 13,875 Views 25 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association wants to see controls implemented to tackle “irresponsible dog ownership”.

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers rally against impact of climate bill and CAP on agriculture sector

Jun 11th 2021, 1:29 PM 14,464 Views 45 Comments

Demonstrations were organised in 30 towns in Ireland this morning.

High Court rejects Lidl injunction order over Irish Farmers' Association 'fake farm' claims
# Lidl Injunction
# Lidl Injunction

High Court rejects Lidl injunction order over Irish Farmers' Association 'fake farm' claims

Jun 4th 2021, 5:22 PM 33,395 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Farmers’ Association published adverts earlier this year claiming that Lidl was misleading consumers about the origins of its own-brand milk products.

Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
# Kerry
# Kerry

Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'

Apr 28th 2021, 10:51 AM 13,602 Views 46 Comments

Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.

Lidl sues Irish Farmers' Association for defamation over ads about supermarket's own-brand milk
# High Court
# High Court

Lidl sues Irish Farmers' Association for defamation over ads about supermarket's own-brand milk

Mar 24th 2021, 4:57 PM 81,826 Views 0 Comments

The German-owned chain has told the High Court that the group’s claims are untrue.

# irish-farmers-association - All time

'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 37,477 Views 124 Comments

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

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 19,928 Views 51 Comments

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

'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 53,126 Views 54 Comments

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

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 22,374 Views 38 Comments

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

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 21,684 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”.

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 20,119 Views 56 Comments

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

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 14,086 Views 5 Comments

Tim Cullinan was this evening elected president of the IFA.

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 16,441 Views 44 Comments

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

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 27,337 Views 54 Comments

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

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 35,936 Views 126 Comments

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

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 16,576 Views 50 Comments

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

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 16,691 Views 16 Comments

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

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 15,755 Views 22 Comments

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

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 10,012 Views 19 Comments

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

'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 13,315 Views 52 Comments

Talks will take place today with the Beef Plan Movement.

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 56,362 Views 198 Comments

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

'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 37,956 Views 75 Comments

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

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 15,547 Views 44 Comments

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

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 30,273 Views 38 Comments

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

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 29,070 Views 57 Comments

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

'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 9,932 Views 25 Comments

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

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 19,258 Views 62 Comments

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

'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 15,903 Views 46 Comments

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

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 13,813 Views 14 Comments

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

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 11,764 Views 44 Comments

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

'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 14,956 Views 21 Comments

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

‘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 17,609 Views 12 Comments

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

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 13,101 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.

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 12,370 Views 17 Comments

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

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 31,800 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 21,893 Views 55 Comments

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

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 42,822 Views 73 Comments

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

'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 23,989 Views 14 Comments

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

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 10,625 Views 16 Comments

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

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