Vulture Funds Preying on Farm Families – IFA

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.    He said this short-term debt recovery approach is damaging as the repayment capacity of the business is not considered. This […]

IFA welcome removal of land in Co Meath from Online Auction Site

IFA has welcomed the decision by online auction house BidX1 to remove two parcels of land in Co Meath from their sales site.   These lands belonging to the McCann family are being forcibly sold by vulture fund Promontoria.   Last week, IFA placed signs on the lands objecting to their forced sale and said […]

Farmers Encouraged To Recycle Used Tyres At New Bring Centres

IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has welcomed the announcement by Environment Minister Denis Naughten of bring centre dates for the recycling of used tyres by farmers. Thomas Cooney said, “In July IFA secured a commitment from Minister Naughten that he would make available at least €700,000 to support the farming community to sustainably manage old […]

IFA Opposes Land Sale In Co. Meath By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association is opposing the forced sale of lands in Co Meath by vulture fund Promontoria, which is trying to force a family to sell some of their land to settle debts.   The land is due to be sold by online auction in the coming weeks.  IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton […]

IFA Seeks Stronger Garda Presence Following Attacks In North Dublin

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has described the unprovoked and violent attack on a farmer in north Dublin as disgraceful and very worrying. He said that the victim could have been seriously injured or killed. He said, “The hunting of hares is illegal under the Wildlife Act and gangs with their dogs are trespassing on […]

Dairy Farmers Need Higher Milk Prices To Fund Fodder Purchases

Speaking after the IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said representatives from all around the country were vocal and frustrated: dairy farmers’ backs are to the wall, and only higher milk prices – starting with 1c/l for August milk – will help with the massive expenditure increase on fodder and feed necessary to keep the […]

IFA Says Hill Farmers Being Shortchanged On Environmental Scheme

IFA President Joe Healy has said that the current environmental scheme available to farmers in Hill areas is inadequate and needs to be improved in the upcoming CAP negotiations.   Speaking at the annual IFA Hill Sheep Forum in Westport today, the IFA President said that GLAS does not reward farmers satisfactorily.  It does not […]

EU Trade Talks With Mercosur Have No Credibility – IFA

With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom enough is enough.   Joe Healy said, “With major uncertainty over Brexit and only contempt […]

Energy in Agriculture 2018 – Right on time for farmers to take advantage of energy to boost profits

The countdown is on for the hugely popular Energy in Agriculture event which takes place in Gurteen College on Tuesday 21st August and the timing is just right for farmers thinking about reducing costs in what has been a difficult year as well as those considering diversification into renewable energy projects and boosting profitability on their […]

Energy In Agriculture 2018 Launched

On Tuesday, 21st August Gurteen Agricultural College in Co Tipperary will play host to thousands of farmers and industry representatives during Energy in Agriculture 2018 which was launched this week by Minister for Communications, Climate Action, and Environment, Denis Naughten TD. Energy in Agriculture 2018 will explore the latest renewable energy opportunities to use clean […]

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