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2013-12-12

IFA AND PIETA HOUSE LAUNCH NEW DEDICATED PHONE LINE AND INFORMATION BOOKLET FOR FARM FAMILIES
Speaking at the new Pieta House West centre in Tuam, Co Galway at the launch of the IFA/Pieta House phone helpline, IFA President John Bryan said the high rate of suicide, particularly among men in rural areas, is the driving force behind the joint initiative between IFA and Pieta House.

2013-09-10

PIETA HOUSE AND IFA KICK-START INITIATIVE TO TACKLE RURAL SUICIDE
Fine Gael TD Helen McEntee joined Joan Freeman, Pieta House and IFA today to launch Pieta House’s Rural Suicide Intervention Initiative. It is part of Pieta House’s Mind Our Men campaign, which aims to reduce male suicide in Ireland. This new initiative will focus specifically on rural Ireland with Pieta House teaming up with the IFA, the ICA, the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc to collaborate in the fight against suicide by educating and equipping half a million men and women in rural and farming communities to Spot the Signs and save a life.

2013-07-22

IFA & RSA ISSUE JOINT ROAD SAFETY APPEAL AS GRAIN HARVEST AND SECOND SILAGE CUTTING BEGIN
The Irish Farmers Association Road and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have today (Mon) urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases.
Introduction

The committee was established to recognise the role women have on the farm and to increase their involvement with the IFA. 

The role of the representatives on the committee includes speaking on behalf of their county at IFA Farm Family & Social Affairs meetings, as well as striving to assist IFA members all around the country either on a one to one basis or by notifying them at county executives on key current issues.  Examples of this are:

  • Pensions – entitlements for women working on farms and updates on the changes after Budget 2012
  • Nursing Home scheme – providing information on how to apply and what is involved.
  • Farm Safety – after 2010, one of the worst years for farm accidents & fatalities, IFA’s nationwide Farm Safety awareness campaign was launched by President Mary McAleese.  The message of Farm Safety continues to be spread by the committee.
  • Stress - to be aware of what it is, what the signs can be and what resources are available in the locality that can provide assistance.

 

Green Ribbon – Let’s Talk and Walk Campaign

1.    Sunday, May 4th @ 3.00pm -Avondale Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
 
2.    Sunday, May 11th @ 3.00pm – Ards Forest Park, Co. Donegal
 
3.    Sunday, May 18th @ 3.00pm – Portumna Forest Park, Co. Galway
 
4.    Saturday, May 24th @ 3.00pm – Curraghchase Forest Park, Co. Limerick       

5.    Sunday, May 25th @ 3.00pm – Island Wood Recreation Site, Co. Cork  

 

 

IFA Pieta House Phone Line

Mind Our Farm Families

Pieta House offers a compassionate, solution focused one to one counselling service to those in suicidal crisis, completely free of charge.

Mind our Farm Families - IFA Pieta House Phone Line 1890 130022 Mon Fri 9am - 6pm & Sat 10am - 2pm

 

Be Smart - Protect your skin on the farm

Read more about how to prevent skin cancer and what warning signs to look out for.