Updated: 28/10/14 : 09:58:07
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Protests highlights anger over €350 price gap with UK

IFA President Eddie Downey said the strong turnout of thousands of farmers at meat plants around the country today in support of IFA’s 24-hour beef price protests illustrates the level of anger over the massive €350 per head cattle price gap that has now opened up with our main export market in the UK. He said, “At their peak today, the protests were attended by over 10,000 farmers who turned out to voice their deep frustration with the [...]  Read More...

Updated: 30/10/14 : 07:14:25
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Mac Sharry Calls for Tangible Action on Beef Crisis

Fianna Fáil Senator Marc Mac Sharry says meetings between the Minister for Agriculture, farm organisations and beef processors is futile without tangible action at EU level to remove market constraints affecting hard-pressed farmers.Senator Mac Sharry commented: “Despite repeated calls from Fianna Fáil, no action has been taken to enforce Article 39b of the EU Treaty which guarantees a fair price for farm families for their produce. [...]  Read More...

Updated: 16/10/14 : 11:13:52
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Last chance to register for IFA Dairy Farmer Conference

IFA’s major dairy farmer conference, “The Business of Dairy Farming Post 2015”, will be opened by IFA President Eddie Downey on Tuesday 21st October next in Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Those who wish to atttend need to register urgently to secure one of the free, but limited places. IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary, who will be chairing the Conference, said this was a crucial opportunity for potential new entrants and [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/10/14 : 10:20:07
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EU climate talks must not repeat past mistakes

IFA President Eddie Downey said the talks between the Heads of Government in Brussels represent an important milestone in EU climate policy as European leaders seek to reach agreement on the European Union’s climate and energy commitment up to 2030. He said, “It is now universally accepted that Ireland’s agri-food sector is amongst the most carbon efficient in the world.  An Taoiseach Enda Kenny heralded this at the recent UN [...]  Read More...

Updated: 28/10/14 : 10:40:44
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Think farm safety every day

Farm safety is too important to put on the long finger, IFA Farm Family Chairperson Maura Canning said at a Women in Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Irish Farmers Journal, in Meath today: “Safety needs to be a central concern when working on the farm, built in to every action, each and every day.  Speaking about the number of farm accidents and fatalities this year, Maura Canning said: “The statistics are very shocking, and [...]  Read More...