The winner of Paddy Fitzgerald Award for 2018 is Michael Davoren representing the Clare IFA Executive. He was instrumental in the founding of Burren IFA to provide an environmental scheme to protect one of the most sensitive farming areas in the country. Burren IFA succeeded in getting a derogation allowing the age-old practices of Burren Winterage farming to continue.
IFA President Joe Healy said the vote in the European Parliament this week on the EU Budget shows there is strong momentum to reverse the cuts proposed by the Commission. Joe Healy said IFA would be continuing its campaign to deliver a CAP Budget that supports farmers.
25 10 2018
IFA President Joe Healy said the decision by the European Parliament today to give the green light to discussions on banning Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) is an important step for farmers.
Speaking in Whitehall in London at an event Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future, IFA President Joe Healy warned of the danger of a ‘dog’s dinner’ outcome to Brexit that would cause confusion and trade disruption.
IFA President Joe Healy said Seymour Crawford was a passionate representative and advocate for farmers all his life. He had a high profile in IFA and served as IFA Vice-President from 1984 to 1988 and as National Livestock Chairman from 1980 to 1984.