IFA to Picket Ministerial Meeting This Morning

IFA will not attend the meeting for farm organisations called by the Minister for Agriculture this morning. Following a meeting of its National Council on Tuesday, the IFA decided to picket the final meeting of the Farmers’ Charter group which was due to take place in Portlaoise this morning (Thurs). Late yesterday, the Minister cancelled […]

Green Ribbon Walk Set for Donegal

IFA President Tim Cullinan has encouraged farm families to attend and support the Green Ribbon walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon campaign this month. A Let’s Talk and Walk Green Ribbon walk will take place in Drumboe Forest Trails, Co Donegal on […]

IFA Will Not Attend Tomorrow’s Farmers’ Charter Talks

THE Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will not attend the Farmers’ Charter negotiations with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine which are scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday).  IFA President Tim Cullinan said IFA will not be attending any further negotiations until they meet with Minister Charlie McConalogue to discuss the proposed delay in farm payment dates […]

IFA President hits out Agriculture Minister over delayed farm payments

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue cannot stand idly by while his officials railroad through changes which will mean up to a month’s delay in some farm payments. The Department met with IFA and others last week to negotiate a new Farmers’ Charter, including payment dates. They proposed to significantly […]

Anger and frustration over income crisis on sheep farms

There is wide spread anger and frustration over the declining income crisis on sheep farms. Speaking following the IFA national sheep farmers meeting in Athlone last night, IFA President Tim Cullinan said farmers have left factories and the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue in no doubt as to the seriousness of the income situation in […]