Exciting Line Up At Ploughing Championships 2017

The NDC will be creating an exciting festival theme at this year’s Ploughing championships to launch our new campaign – The Complete Natural. We have an interesting programme of events, cooking demos, celebrities, healthcare experts and sports stars at our stand over the three days. We will start each day the Complete Natural way with “Sunrise […]

Community Alert Funding to be Doubled – including new funding for local Text Alert Groups – McGrath

Independent Tipperary TD, Mattie McGrath has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, TD at the Ploughing Championships, that funding for the Community Alert Programme has been doubled to €350,000 and now incorporates a new €100,000 rebate scheme for local groups registered under the Garda Text Alert Scheme. Commenting on the announcement […]

Rural Ireland Has To Share In Economic Recovery – IFA President Tells Politicians On Opening Day Of Ploughing Championships

Speaking at the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, IFA President Eddie Downey said the Association would be sending a clear message to all politicians visiting the IFA stand: Government action is needed to ensure the economic recovery in Dublin and the main cities is fully reflected throughout rural Ireland.   […]

Weather Impact to Hit Farming Hard this Winter – IFA

Speaking from the Ploughing Championships in Wexford today (Tues), IFA President John Bryan said the full impact of the wettest summer on record and spiralling feed costs will add €400m to bills on farms this winter. “The price/cost squeeze will inevitably have a very negative effect on farm incomes this year, and farmers will need […]

Investment In Agri Sector Will Reap Dividends For Wider Economy – IFA

Speaking on the opening day of the Ploughing Championships in Athy, Co Kildare, IFA President John Bryan said major budget and CAP decisions in the coming months would be crucial for the future direction of the agricultural sector in Ireland, and would determine its ability to realise the potential for growth in food production. He […]

IFA Team Up With Concern & Self Help Africa At Ploughing Championships To Fundraise For Africa

The Irish Farmers’ Association will team up with Concern Worldwide and Self Help Africa at this year’s Ploughing Championships to raise funds for the relief effort in famine-torn East Africa. IFA President John Bryan said, “The farming community has always been very generous in supporting the work of charities in East Africa. Concern will use […]