|IFA Policy Documents|
|2019-05-29||IFA Submission for the Extension of the General Employment Permit Pilot for Dairy Assistants|
|2019-03-27||IFA SUBMISSION ON CONSULTATION ON SEASONAL CLOCK CHANGES|
|2018-08-10||The Economic & Societal Importance of the Suckler Herd|
|2017-06-12||IFA President’s address to EESC on the Future of Europe|
|2016-08-29||Submission to Department of Agriculture Statement of Strategy|
|2015-01-13||Farm Income Review 2014|
The IFA Farm Income Review 2014 presents a snapshot of farm incomes in 2014 across the different sectors, and outlines the major factors that contributed to changes in income during the year. It also provides analysis on the demographic structure and challenges in farming currently, and presents a picture on the levels of investment ongoing in farming. Finally, the Review provides a look forward to the main issues likely to impact on farming and farm incomes in 2015.
|2014-07-08||IFA Analysis of CAP Reform Agreement – June 2013.|
|2014-03-25||Five reasons why liquid milk producers need strong winter price premiums|
Specialist liquid milk producers need to be able to secure adequate premiums over manufacturing milk prices to cover their structurally higher costs and deliver fresh, high quality, locally produced milk all year round to the supermarket shelves.
|2014-01-30||IFA – Guidelines for the post 2015 relationship between co-ops and shareholders|
Recommendations on the relationship between active shareholders and co-ops in the context of the post 2015 dairy expansion.
|2014-01-01||Farm Income Review 2013|
|2013-11-21||IFA Submission on the Rules for Farm Partnerships|
Submission by the Irish Farmers' Association to the consultation on the Rules for Farm Partnerships
|2013-11-21||IFA Submission on the Review of Ireland’s Forest Policy|
|2013-11-21||IFA Submission on Forestry Bill 2013|
|2013-11-07||IFA Submission on “Pay and File” dates|
IFA Submission to the Department of Finance Consultation on "Pay and File" dates
|2013-10-25||2013 Finance Bill no. 2 – IFA Submission|
2013 Finance Bill no. 2 - IFA Submission
|2013-10-15||IFA Report on Budget 2014 – Summary|
IFA Report on Budget 2014 - Summary.
|2013-10-15||IFA Budget Report 2014|
|2013-07-31||IFA 2014 Budget Submission|
Investing in Agriculture for Economic Growth.
|2013-06-12||IFA Nitrates Review Submission June 2013|
Review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme Submission to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine & Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.
|2013-04-09||UCD Report on the Importance of the Cattle & Sheep Sectors to the Irish Economy|
Report by Alan Renwick, Professor of AGriculture & Food Economics UCD.
|2013-03-19||CAP Reform 2014- 2020 Report|
Key Elements of Agreement of EU Council of Agricultural Ministers - CAP Reform 2014 - 2020.
|2013-03-08||IFA submission on Fracking|
IFA's submission to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed terms of reference for a programme of research on the environmental impact of fracking.
|2013-02-14||Finance Bill 2013 – Briefing Report|
Finance Bill 2013 - Taxation Issues relevant to Farmers.
|2013-01-24||Land Mobility & Succession in Ireland|
Land Mobility & Sucession in Ireland – Research Report
|2013-01-14||Farm Income Review 2012|
Farm Income Review 2012
|2012-12-14||IFA Submission on Waste Management Regulations 2012|
The IFA Submission to the Public Consultation on the proposed Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
|2012-12-05||IFA Budget Report 2013|
IFA Budget Report 2013
|2012-11-21||IFA Estimate of Farm Income 2012|
IFA Estimate of Farm Income 2012
|2012-10-19||Post Office Network – IFA Submission|
IFA's submission in relation to the future of the post office network that provides a vital service for rural areas, outlining potential growth strategies to consider to safeguard its future.
|2012-10-11||IFA Pre-Budget Submission 2013|
Support for Agriculutre Critical to Underpin Growth
|2012-03-29||Operation & Maintenance of Domestic Waste Water Treatement Systems – IFA Submission|
IFA's response to the consultation document issued by the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government on the proposed content of regulations for the operation and maintenance of domestic waste water treatment system.
|2012-03-11||IFA Submission on Register of Lobbyists|
IFA Submission to Department of Public Expenditure and Reform on regulation of lobbyists
|2012-03-11||Reform of the Water Sector in Ireland – IFA Submission|
IFA's submission regarding the proposal to reform the delivery of water services. This reform is a necessary measure that must reduce water costs to all customers, and end the duplication and inefficiency in the delivery of service.
|2012-02-29||Framework for Sustainable Development – IFA Submission|
This submission makes proposals regarding important sustainable development policy measures including environmental taxation, waste management policy, energy policy, climate change and biodiversity.
|2012-02-28||Information and Analysis of the Euro Crisis & Fiscal Compact|
The proposed Fiscal Compact Treaty (Fiscal Compact), the text of which was signed-off by 25 of the 27 EU Heads of Government on 30 January, is a further element in the response by the EU to the crisis in the euro system. This information document provides an overview of the backgroud to the crisis, the response of the Member States to date and the implications for Ireland of the Fiscal Compact.
|2012-02-17||Paying for Sewage Treatment|
Letter to Editor Irish Times from IFA Environment Chairman, Harold Kingston, regarding septic tanks.
|2012-02-06||The Case for the Retention & Strengthening of the National Milk Agency|
IFA Submission - The case for the retention and strengthening of the National Milk Agency
|2012-01-25||2012 Finance Bill Submission|
2012 Finance Bill – IFA Submission
|2012-01-25||Farm Income Review 2011|
Farm Income Review 2011
|2012-01-15||IFA Pre-Budget Submission 2012|
Support for Agriculture Critical to Underpin Growth
|2012-01-08||Rural Ireland Must be Allowed to Reach its True Potential|
The current debate about the registration and inspection of septic tanks needs to move to a wider discussion about the delivery of services to rural dwellers. There is significant potential to be tapped, if sufficient investment is made to create an environment that will encourage rural communities to develop and make a greater contribution to the country as a whole.
|2011-12-12||IFA 2012 Budget Submission|
Investing in Agriculture to Deliver Economic Growth
|2011-12-07||IFA Budget Report 2012|
IFA Budget Report 2012
|2011-11-18||Proposed Land Improvement Submission|
Proposed Land Improvement Submission by IFA to the Public Consulation issued by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheriese and Food on the draft Guidance document for the purpose of implementing the EU EIA Regulations 2011.
|2011-11-08||Presentation to Joint Oireachtas Ag Committee|
Presentation by IFA President John Bryan to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture on Budget 2012
|2011-11-07||IFA Potato Survey|
Trends & Challenges in Irish Potato Production
|2011-10-12||IFA Submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland|
Review of the Children's Commercial Code
|2011-08-17||The Irish Countryside – a place for Living, Working & Enjoyment|
A policy document for supporting rural Ireland
|2011-08-10||Submission on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings|
Submission to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Code of Practice for Designated Grocery Goods Undertakings.
|2011-08-10||Measures to Improve the Efficiency & Competitiveness of Irish Agriculture|
Measures to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of Irish agriculture through land mobility and structural change.
|2011-06-08||The Importance of Agriculture and the Food Industry to the Irish Economy|
The Importance of Agriculture and the Food Industry to the Irish Economy – A Report by UCD
|2011-02-25||IFA Wage Setting Mechanisms Submission|
IFA Submission to the Independent Review of ERO and REA Wage Setting Mechanisms
|2010-12-07||IFA Report on Budget 2011 – Key Decisions|
IFA Report on Budget 2011 – Key Decisions
|2010-06-02||IFA Submission on the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013|
IFA Submission to the European Agriculture Commissioner on the Common Agriculture Policy post 2013.
|2010-05-21||IFA Submission on Rural Development post – 2013|
IFA Submission on Rural Development post – 2013
|2010-04-23||Reform of PRSI, Levies and Income Tax System|
IFA Submission on Reform of PRSI, Levies and Income Tax System
|2010-04-21||IFA Submission on the Civil Partnership Bill|
IFA Submission on the Cohabitant Provisions of the Civil Partnership Bill
|2010-02-24||Equity for Farmers in the Food Supply Chain|
Equity for farmers in the Food Supply Chain. A message to retailers, processors and food suppliers - the food supply chain is broken.
|2010-01-07||IFA Farm Income Review 2009|
IFA Farm Income Review 2009 National farm income in 2009 is estimated to be down by 29% on 2008. The main factors affecting farm incomes in 2009 have been the fall in product prices in almost all of the main farming systems, Government cuts in farm schemes and continuing high input costs.
|2009-12-10||IFA Budget Report 2010|
IFA Budget Report 2010
|2009-12-03||IFA update on credit for farmers|
IFA Report on the general credit situation for farmers is summarised.
|2009-11-24||IFA Estimate of Farm Income 2009|
IFA’s preliminary estimate shows that National Farm Income in 2009 is likely to be down by approximately 28% on 2008
|2009-11-18||IMI Report on the IFA Economic Forum|
IMI Report on Economic Forum of Irish Farming and Food Leaders
|2009-11-11||IFA Address to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs|
Address by IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman Henry Burns to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs.
|2009-10-21||IFA 2010 Budget Submission|
Achieving the Potential of the Agriculture Sector, Restoring Equity to the Taxation System, and supporting Renewable Energy.
|2009-10-19||The Shape of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2013|
IFA Submission to the Department of Agriculture
|2009-10-06||IFA Capital Gains Tax Report|
IFA Concerns about the Proposed Capital Gains Tax on Windfall Gains
|2009-10-02||Vote Yes to Lisbon|
Vote Yes to Europe – Best for Farmers – Best for Ireland
|2009-09-04||IFA Response to Bord Snip Proposals|
IFA response to report of the special group on public service numbers and expenditure programmes (Bord Snip).
|2009-07-06||IFA Document on Economic Impact of Proposed Cuts|
IFA Document on Economic Impact of Proposed Cuts
This section provides documentation on areas of economic and social policy of relevance to the agriculture sector.