What is the Bord Bia Farm Sustainabilty Platform?

The primary objective of the Bord Bia Farm Sustainability Platform, is to enable the Irish agri sector to quantify and co-ordinate the totality of sustainability activity on Irish farms.  The platform is currently in the early stages of development. It is important to note that the purpose of the platform is not to change or […]

Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

IFA President Accuses Financial Regulator Of Stifling Investment In Agri Sector

Speaking at a seminar organised by the Bank of Ireland in Kilkenny last night (Tues), IFA President John Bryan criticised strongly the Financial Regulator’s office for imposing a layer of bureaucracy that is delaying decisions on loans to farm businesses, resulting in massively increased costs.  “When we needed strong regulation of banking, we did not […]