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RSA and IFA issue joint road safety appeal

THE Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have urged road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases. The appeal comes as farmers around the country avail of the improved weather conditions to bring in the first cut of silage in 2016.

IFA appoints Rural Crime Prevention Executive

THE IFA has appointed a Rural Crime Prevention Executive to support the development of IFA crime prevention policy and the roll out of Theft Stop, a joint initiative with An Garda Siochana. The appointment, which is the first of its kind in Ireland, is a very clear demonstration of IFA’s commitment to tackling the issue of rural crime. Colin Connolly is a native of County Kildare and former member of

IFA accuses competition and consumer protection commission of protecting big business at expense of farmers

AT a protest by the IFA Executive Council outside the offices of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Dublin, IFA President Eddie Downey said the intervention by the Commission in the beef dispute has greatly angered farmers and convinced them that the Commission is only interested in protecting big business that are denying farmers a fair return from the market.

Martin urges Bandon farmers to vote yes

ON the campaign trail in West Cork, Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin told farmers at Bandon Mart that a yes vote in the upcoming referendum on the Stability Treaty will help secure the future of Irish farming and maintain our strong relationship with Europe in the lead up to CAP negotiations.

Big rise in farm incomes

FARMERS in West Cork and across the country saw their incomes rise by 27 per cent in 2011 according to figures released by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA). The average farm income was €21,500 compared to the national average wage of €32,000 though the IFA figures also include part-time farmers who often have other forms of income. More than 70 per cent of farmer’s incomes came from direct payments with