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IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe has urged people holidaying at home this summer (while adhering to the Government’s Covid-19 roadmap) to consider a stay on one of the many farm guesthouses around the country.

Ireland’s tourism sector will begin to re-open next month and many people are beginning to consider staycations around the country.

Brian Rushe said, “2020 is a year unlike any other. Many people, including farm families, have taken a huge economic hit as a result of Covid-19. I urge people who will be in a position to take a holiday during the summer to consider an agri-tourism break. This will provide much needed support to our hard-hit rural communities”.

“Many working farms also operate B&Bs and guesthouses. For people curious about farming, food production and agriculture, it’s a great way to experience how an Irish family farm operates first hand. The website specialises in these types of holidays, but people can also find farmhouses and farm B&Bs on all of the major booking websites.”

“Additionally, for IFA members planning a break we are partners with Original Irish Hotels, a group of small, family run, Irish-owned hotels. IFA members receive a 15% discount,” said the IFA Deputy President.

IFA members continue to enjoy great savings that help reduce family farm home and business costs as Bord Gáis Energy announces an electricity price drop.

IFA Member Services has an exclusive electricity deal with Bord Gáis Energy that offers IFA members 10% off for 18 months and €140 cash back.

This offer is available to new and existing Bord Gáis Energy customers. The new reduction will see IFA members saving an additional 4.5% off the standard electricity unit rate.

IFA Director of Organisation James Kelly said, “IFA Member Services only develops partnerships with brands like Bord Gáis Energy that deliver real saving for IFA members. We welcome this price drop that allows our members to further reduce their utility bills”.

For more information on your IFA member benefits, call 1890 924 852.



IFA and FBD Insurance launch a new and improved benefit, saving members €85 on car, home, business or farm insurance.

Tim Cullinan, Chairman of IFA Member Services said, “FBD works closely with IFA to ensure that their product offering reflects and addresses the many risks that Irish Farmers encounter on a day to day basis”. In addition to strong representation, IFA works hard to ensure that our members have access to a comprehensive range of benefits.

At the launch, James Kelly, IFA’s Director of Organisation said, “We strive to ensure that all of our benefits are exclusive so our members get genuine savings in order to reduce farm business and home costs. We are delighted to launch this new saving with FBD Insurance who offers a wide range of tailored products for Irish Farmers”.

Fiona Muldoon, CEO of FBD Insurance said, “FBD Insurance is delighted to further improve our long-standing relationship with IFA members by increasing the discount we offer them. For over 50 years FBD has been at the forefront of supporting and protecting agricultural businesses in Ireland and we believe that our partnership with the IFA, who provide strong representation on behalf of Irish farmers, is integral to delivering our support to farmers in Ireland”.

FBD has recently launched new cover enhancements which came into effect from 23rd May this year. Improvements include a €6.5m limit of public liability cover and environmental liability protection for farm activities as standard.

IFA Members can now avail of their FBD Insurance €85 benefit by calling their local FBD Insurance office or phoning 01-7617 617.

The Mater Private Hospital in Dublin, who have held a successful partnership with IFA for a number of years, have launched a new Vascular Health Programme which offers a rapid and direct access to vascular diagnostic tests. The standard price for this testing is €267 however the offer for the first 100 IFA Members is €150.

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