2018 Will Be Defining Year – IFA

Addressing the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers Association in Dublin today (Tues), IFA President Joe Healy said 2018 will be a defining year for farming. Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, the CAP Budget, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year. He said IFA will be there to represent the […]

IFA Reiterates Call For A Full Ban On Brazilian Meat

IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough.   Joe Healy said it is not credible for the EU’s policy on equivalence of standards if […]

IFA Accuses DG Trade of Reckless Offer on Mercosur

IFA National Chairman Jer Bergin has called on the Irish government to join with France and lead a storm of protest by member states on Mercosur at the EU Commission’s Trade Policy Committee meeting in Brussels tomorrow (Friday).   Jer Bergin said there was clear opposition from 20 member states at this week’s Farm Council […]