Investment In Agriculture Delivers Export Growth And Job Creation, IFA Tells Oireachtas Members

Speaking at IFA’s pre-Budget lobbying session of Oireachtas members today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said the clear message from the farming sector is that Government support for farmers provides a sustainable stimulus for the Irish economy, which will drive export growth and job creation.   In a clear warning to the Government, the IFA […]

Bryan Stresses Importance of Agriculture for Growth and Job Creation at Pre-Budget Meeting

At a pre-budget meeting this morning (Thurs, Nov 1st) with the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and the Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, IFA President John Bryan will emphasise the important role the agriculture sector can play in Ireland’s economic recovery and job creation.   Mr Bryan said, “Over the past year, the agri-food […]

Measures announced to assist farmers

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D., following consultation with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, today(Friday 26 October) announced a number of measures to assist farmers in light of the very difficult weather conditions that have persisted throughout and since the summer.  These conditions have led to […]

Ongoing Weather Problems Hit Farm Incomes by €100M – IFA

IFA President John Bryan said the very poor weather conditions across the country have had a major impact on farm incomes. He said large numbers of stock have been re-housed and feed bills are up significantly, while output is down. “Across all sectors – dairy, beef, tillage and sheep – the impact on farm incomes […]

Delayed Silage Harvest will Lead to Increased Costs for Farmers

IFA President John Bryan has warned that the deplorable weather conditions in recent weeks are causing major problems for farmers, with two-thirds of the silage crop still to be harvested. He said farmers were becoming increasingly concerned as the wet weather is set to continue for the week ahead.   John Bryan said, “Some parts […]

IFA President Highlights Impotance of Securing Fully-Funded Cap Budget After 2014

Addressing the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture today (Thurs), IFA President John Bryan said securing a fully-funded budget from 2014 for the Single Farm Payment and Rural Development measures would be crucial for Irish agriculture to expand exports, create jobs and generate activity in the rural and wider economy. John Bryan said a fully-funded CAP and […]

Minister Coveney must commence negotiations on new charter of rights

IFA Deputy President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to commence discussions on a new Charter of Right for Farmers without any further delay.   Mr. Downey was speaking in advance of 2012 SFP applications and stressed the importance of avoiding the delays in payment which have marred some schemes […]


peaking before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport this morning (Wed), IFA President John Bryan said in order to tackle the problem of illegal fuel, the Government should introduce a robust, non-removable, marker for agricultural diesel. He said this should be coupled with a verifiable ‘track and trace’ system of marked gas oil from port […]

Weak Euro A Major Boost To Dairy Exports – Kiersey

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey today (Tues) said that, since last April, the euro had weakened by over 11% against the US $, and by 6% against Sterling. He said this was equivalent to a return boost of 4c/l on SMP and butter exported onto the world market, and just over 2c/l for […]

Reform Of Water Sector Must Not Add To Costs For Rural Ireland – IFA

IFA Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman Harold Kingston has welcomed the consultation commenced by the Department of the Environment, regarding the reform of the delivery of water services in Ireland as “a necessary measure to reduce costs and duplication by the 34 county and city councils which have responsibility for water investment and maintenance.” Mr. […]

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