The fatality rate in agriculture is far higher than in any other economic sector

Farmers urged to review safety on farms

21 Jul The Irish Farmers' Association is asking all farmers to set time aside to review safety on their farms as Ireland marks its first National Farm Safety Awareness Day.

IFA president Eddie Downey warned  that a lot of issues facing Minister for Agriculture

IFA concern over Coveney's additional portfolio

12 Jul The President of The Irish Farmers Association Eddie Downey has said he hopes the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, will not lose focus on agricultural issues.

Ireland set to be first European country to sell beef to US in 15 years

Irish beef could be on sale in US by September

26 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said that he expects Ireland to become the first European country to export beef to the US, with Irish beef on sale in the US by September.

Farmers unloaded hay bales and are staging a protest outside the Dept of Agriculture

IFA in protest over ongoing beef crisis

17 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said it is neither appropriate nor legally possible for him to intervene on the question of beef prices after a day of protests by farmers in Dublin.

Bog owners there say they have an established right to cut turf

Turf cutting begins despite EU ban

22 Jun A number of machines have been taken onto Monivea bog in Co Galway, to cut turf in contravention of a ban under the EU Habitats Directive.

Farmers held a protest at the Department of Agriculture yesterday

Coveney rejects IFA criticism over beef prices

18 Jun Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has rejected as untrue criticism from IFA President Eddie Downey that he is sleep-walking through the crisis engulfing farmers over beef prices.

There was controversy when leading supermarkets started selling vegetables for as little as 5 cent/kg

Row over legislation to protect food producers

29 May The IFA has called on Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to intervene in a row that has flared up with Minister Richard Bruton relating to legislation to protect food producers against below-cost selling.