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# 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.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Own-brand products 'allow retailers to bully their suppliers'

An Oireachtas committee has expressed “serious concerns” about the increasing use of own-brand products by supermarkets and retailers.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Call for below-cost selling of milk and bread to be banned

An Oireachtas Committee has also called for a code of conduct in the groceries sector that would be enforced by a supermarket ombudsman.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 29 August, 2013

SuperValu to become first retailer to trace its bacon by DNA

The retailer came up with the idea after recognising potential weaknesses in paper based traceability systems following the pigmeat dioxin crisis.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 23 August, 2013

Happy National Potato Day! Here are 7 interesting facts about the humble spud

Mashed, roasted, boiled, fried, chips…

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Call for 10-metre cow-free zones around streams, rivers and lakes

After two Cork beaches were forced to close because of suspected agricultural runoff, one group wants a cattle buffer zone around bodies of water.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 24 June, 2013

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms Load Of Bull This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms

There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fodder scheme doubled to €2m and extended for two more weeks

The fodder will help farmers suffering from food shortages for their livestock following the unseasonally cold winter.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 11 March, 2013

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms CAP This post contains images

IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms

Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner

Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 3 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix... now with added completely pointless things

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

IFA holds emergency meeting, claims minister is 'letting farmers down'

The Irish Farmers’ Association said the outcomes of Minister Coveney’s meetings with EU ministers have not reflected his stated aims.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 1 March, 2013

'Perfect storm' sees 12pc fall in milk production in January

Milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers in January was well down on 2012 – thanks to falling prices and rising costs.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 25 February, 2013

Coveney welcomes 'step forward' in CAP reform negotiations

However the Irish Farmers’ Association said the proposals “still represent unacceptable cuts for thousands of Irish farmers”.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

21 people lost their lives farming last year

The IFA President has urged farm families to work safely in 2013.

# irish-farmers-association - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee

Tributes have been paid to the late Fine Gael TD, who died at his home in Co Meath aged 56.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 10 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge What's all that racket at the Mansion House today? Little Angels This post contains images

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Price of spuds shoots up

A summer of wet weather has affected the potato harvest, pushing the farmgate price up.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts Farmers This post contains images

PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts

The Irish Farmers’ Association says possible cuts to the EU budget could have a material impact on CAP funding.

Minister: I understand why farmers are protesting today

The farmers are protesting against possible cuts to Common Agricultural Policy funding.

Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding

Over 10,000 farmers are expected at a demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

# irish-farmers-association - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Sample DNA testing of pigmeat begins

The testing is to expose misleading labelling of meat, the Irish Farmers’ Association has said.

# irish-farmers-association - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Metal theft crime prevention plan in final stages

A plan to reduce the number of metal theft crimes is to be finalised but Mattie McGrath TD says any legislation is 20 years too late.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Former IFA president John Dillon released from prison hours after arrest

The farmer was jailed this morning over non-payment of fines related to his use of electronic signs during last year’s general election.

Former IFA president jailed over electronic election signs

John Dillon refused to pay a court fine after Limerick County Council complained about electronic signs he used last year.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 27 February, 2012

Farmers urge 'biosecurity' over fears UK livestock virus could reach Ireland

The Schmallenberg virus causing miscarriages in sheep and cattle herds has now been found on 74 English farms.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Oireachtas committee to meet over fuel laundering

Representatives from the Revenue, the Dept of Environment and farm and retail groups will be at today’s meeting.

# irish-farmers-association - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Farm incomes increase by 27 per cent despite economic woes

The average farm’s earnings rose dramatically to €21,500 last year, according to the IFA.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

CAP reforms propose new focus on 'green' farming

Proposed reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy will cap farm subsidies and link payments with environmental measures.

# irish-farmers-association - Monday 10 October, 2011

Department staff member hospitalised after protest in Wexford

A member of staff at the Department of Agriculture is hospitalised following an IFA protest at its offices in Johnstown Castle.

# irish-farmers-association - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

All the day’s news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed, including: destruction of smallpox virus stocks delayed; ash cloud woes ease; and two men injured in shooting at Dublin pub.

Farmers' union holds Dublin rally against raid on HQ

The Irish Farmers’ Association HQ in Dublin was raided as part of an investigation into milk price-fixing allegations.