IFA Calls For Major Media Campaign On Responsible Dog Ownership

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey this week said much stronger action is required to address the dreadful problem of marauding dog attacks on sheep flocks.   He said with the darker evenings and nights this time of year, dog attacks increase and recent cases have been reported in Wexford, Kildare, Offaly, Galway, Dublin and […]

Foodwise Targets Dependent On Brexit Outcome – IFA

Speaking at today’s major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days.   Joe Healy, a panellist at today’s conference, said, “This strategy and the targets it […]

IFA To Intensify Campaign For Fodder Scheme At Major Meeting

IFA President Joe Healy has said the deepening fodder problems will have to be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. The fodder crisis will be discussed at a major IFA meeting in Claremorris, Co. Mayo.   Joe Healy has called on Minister Creed to indicate that he will introduce a scheme. He said […]

Heritage Bill Proposals Will Allow For Better Land Management – IFA

The Heritage Bill proposals to extend the periods during which hedge-cutting and gorse burning are permitted should be supported to allow farmers necessary flexibilities to properly manage hedgerows and uplands, IFA National Hill Chairman Pat Dunne told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today (Wed).   Pat Dunne said, “Farmers understand […]

CAP 2020 – Increased Funding Essential – IFA

Responding to today’s address from Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan on the Future of Food and Farming, IFA President Joe Healy said an increased budget is essential for the future CAP to be effective and to ensure a supply of safe, sustainably produced food for European consumers.   Joe Healy said “If we don’t have farmers, […]

Poor Monitoring of Private Water Supplies Putting People’s Health At Risk – EPA

One fifth of people in Ireland get their drinking water from private water supplies. In 2016, boil water notices were imposed on 126 private water supplies, affecting a population of over 7,000 people. Local authority monitoring and enforcement of private water supplies is not adequate.  Many local authorities did not monitor all supplies in their […]

EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Figures Highlight Need For Climate Activation Programme – IFA

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has renewed the Association’s call on Government to introduce further measures to avoid climate fines and reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking at the launch today of the latest climate figures by the EPA, he said, “It is now clearer than ever that the bad climate deal done by former […]

Proactive Approach Needed To Prevent Future Flooding – IFA

Severe flooding in recent years highlights the need to take a proactive approach and initiate works to protect against future events, IFA President Joe Healy said today (Sat) at the National Flood Forum in Athlone.   Joe Healy expressed concern that the draft CFRAMS has to date addressed the protection of large towns and some […]

More Beef Price Increases – IFA

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is driving on, with factories paying more to get cattle to meet strong Christmas demand. He said factories are paying up to €3.90 base on steers and €4.00/kg base on heifers is much more common.   Angus Woods said farmers with suitable stock should dig […]

Fodder Scheme Urgently Needed – IFA

IFA President Joe Healy said the deepening fodder problems will have to be addressed by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed. He said the blasé response from the Minister in the Dáil during a debate on the matter was wholly inadequate.   Joe Healy said, “From what we have seen on the ground, including when […]

« Previous PageNext Page »