IFA President Joe Healy said it’s vital that the Irish Government & the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan keep the importance of the CAP Budget at the top of the EU political agenda despite the huge focus on Brexit.
Following a number of criminal incidents targeting farmers and the wider rural community in north County Dublin, Dublin IFA is holding a public meeting next Wednesday to discuss how best to tackle this serious issue. In September, a farmer suffered a violent and unprovoked attack when he confronted a number of men who were trespassing […]
Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance today, IFA President Joe Healy accused vulture funds of killing off farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts over time and return to viability.
IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the support received from Seán Canney, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, for the national roll-out of a network of farm tyre waste bring centres. Thomas Cooney said, “Minister Canney attended the successful farm tyre waste bring centre in Athenry last weekend, and saw at […]
Speaking at today’s IFA National Council meeting in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and our agri-food sector, since Ireland joined the EEC in 1973. The Tánaiste & Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney addressed […]
Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality this morning, IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy called for the establishment of a dedicated Rural Crime Task Force. He highlighted how a similar UK task force has been successful in tackling rural crime. “Over the last year, several serious incidents have occurred on farms. Many farmers […]
IFA President Joe Healy today briefed members of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food & the Marine of the Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) used by retailers in their dealings with producers. He outlined the draft EU Directive on this area and urged Government to adopt its recommendations, as soon as it is enacted. “The […]
To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security, sustainability and climate change. The results demonstrate the successful delivery of the Programme’s dual roles of identifying ways to […]