IFA Ramps Up Campaign Against Forced Farm Sales By Vulture Funds

The Irish Farmers Association has announced a significant escalation in its campaign against vulture funds trying to force farm families to sell their farms to settle debts.   At a briefing in Dublin today (Wed), IFA President Joe Healy said IFA would oppose any forced sale of farms by vulture funds where the farmer is […]

Banks Must Support Farmers Due To Extreme Poor Weather

IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton has written to the three main banks urging them to support their farming customers who are facing further problems with the continued bad weather.   The Farm Business Chairman welcomed the announcement by AIB this week of a number of options to support farmers through the current difficulties.   […]

Government Must Regulate Funds To Protect Borrowers – IFA

IFA Farm Business Chairman Martin Stapleton has reiterated IFA’s call on Government and the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe that funds which purchase loans must be regulated. The IFA principles for engagement with vulture funds, launched last year, set out a number of policy proposals on this issue, including a call for the regulation of […]

Banks Must Work Proactively With Farmer Customers During Difficult 2016 -IFA

IFA Farm Business Chairman, Martin Stapleton, has written to the banks challenging them to engage actively with their farmer customers now, and to support them in tackling the short-term cashflow pressures that will be experienced by farmers across many sectors in 2016.   Mr Stapleton said, “We have made clear to the banks that they […]