National Sustainable Transport And Business Conference In Thurles

Sustainable technology in the transport sector and business in general has provided for significant savings on costs and improvements in efficiency. The National Sustainable Transport & Business Conference takes place in LIT, Thurles on May 25th. Potential opportunities for your business together with Case Studies which showcase the successful implementation of Sustainable Business and Transport […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – IFA Announces Series Of Forest Walks For Green Ribbon Campaign

At the launch of a series of forest walks for the Green Ribbon Campaign today (Wed) Helen McEntee, Minister for Older People and Mental Health said, “The Let’s Talk and Walk events, which form part of the Green Ribbon Campaign, are a great initiative to help get people talking openly about mental health problems. I […]

IFA Launches Framework For Negotiations With Vulture Funds

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wed) announced the key principles the Association will apply in dealing with vulture funds in support of farmers with credit difficulties, as well as a strengthened farmer support network to deal with individual credit cases. The farm leader said that he wanted to send a strong and clear message that anybody […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

Clean Sheep Policy Must Be Fair And Practical – IFA

IFA National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the Clean Livestock Policy from the Department of Agriculture on sheep needs to be finalised and adopted in a fair and practical manner at the meat plants. He said the current approach of some meat plants applying an across the board clipping charge on sheep is wrong […]

IFA Urges Positive Outcome Of Hedge-Cutting Bill

Ahead of a Seanad debate on the Heritage Bill 2016 today, IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has said the measures proposed in the Bill, to provide for an extension of hedge cutting and gorse burning dates on a pilot basis, are balanced and will facilitate better land management.   Thomas Cooney encouraged all Senators to […]

IFA President Says Glnbia Commitment To Farmer Support Welcome

IFA President Joe Healy today (Wednesday) welcomed the commitment made by Glanbia to supporting farmer members in its proposal to bring Consumer Products and Agribusiness into a 60-40 joint venture encompassing GII.   On the creation of a €40m Member Support Fund, Mr Healy said, while such a fund would hopefully not be required for […]

IFA reaction to Hill Walker’s Court Case being overturned

IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has noted today’s judgement, which has overturned damages to a claimant following an incident while walking on the Wicklow Mountains in 2013.   Pat Dunne said, “The finding that an onus exists on the walker to have a duty of care is an important recognition from a landowner’s perspective.  […]

Yara Ripping Off Farmers With Fertiliser Price Hikes – Healy

IFA President Joe Healy has accused European fertiliser manufacturers of ripping off farrners by jacking up prices since the beginning of the season.   Speaking at a protest at the Yara depot in Ringaskiddy in Cork, Joe Healy said, “Yara, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, has hit farmers with seven price increases since last June. […]

Farmers join Environmentalists To Back Bill To Ban Fracking

As an Oireachtas Committee began hearings on a draft law to ban fracking, today the IFA is joining local groups, environmentalists, water specialists and student campaigners to call for the Bill to be passed without delay.  Hildegarde Naughton TD, the Chair of Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action, received a petition from the groups, signed by […]

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