IFA President John Bryan has rejected claims by Irish Rural Link about European funding for agriculture as misleading, inaccurate and without basis. John Bryan said, “This organisation is looking for increased Leader funding as part of the post-2013 CAP review. Ironically, Leader funding made available to Ireland under the current Rural Development Plan has not […]

Forestry Sector Has Potential to Generate Timber Sales of €50M Per Annum

Speaking at the opening of the IFA Farm Forestry Conference in Portlaoise this morning (Thurs), IFA President John Bryan said private sector timber production has the potential to increase to 1 million m3 per annum by 2018. Timber production from the private sector is currently at 200,000 m3. Forestry is now part of the general […]

Russian Ban of Brazilian Beef Plants Must Prompt Immediate Suspension of Mercosur Talks

IFA President John Bryan said the decision of the Russian authorities to ban Brazilian beef from 27 plants raises further serious questions about imports from South America, and he called for the immediate suspension of trade talks scheduled for next week between the EU and the Mercosur group. Following a two-week inspection of Brazilian meat-processing […]

IFA Organises Meetings With General Election Candidates

The Irish Farmers Association is organising meetings across the country in the next fortnight, at which farm families will challenge General Election candidates for their commitment to defend agriculture. Meetings will be held in every rural constituency, with the first of the 30 meetings taking place next Monday, February 14th in Cavan, Roscommon/South Leitrim and […]