Eddie Downey

Factory feedlot buyers switch focus to quality heifers at the ringside

Factory feedlot buyers switch focus to quality heifers at the ringside

Although a topic of much debate recently, factory feedlot buyers are continuing to make their presence felt at the ringside....

October 13, 2018

IFA needs a ‘shake-up’ of young blood

IFA needs a ‘shake-up’ of young blood

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) needs a “shake-up” of new young staff and members, according to former president Eddie Downey....

October 11, 2018

‘IFA needs structure to help farmers – not protect staff’

‘IFA needs structure to help farmers – not protect staff’

Farming organisations should be organised in a way that helps the farmer in the best possible way – as opposed...

October 11, 2018

Downey dismisses calls for feedlot ban

Downey dismisses calls for feedlot ban

The former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Eddie Downey, recently dismissed calls for feedlots to be banned in...

October 9, 2018

‘IFA needs radical reform to remain relevant for future generations’ – Downey

‘IFA needs radical reform to remain relevant for future generations’ – Downey

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) must undergo “radical reform” if it is to remain relevant for future generations, former IFA...

October 5, 2018

Downey: ‘Payment on a suckler cow is wrong – I’d give it on a calf’

Downey: ‘Payment on a suckler cow is wrong – I’d give it on a calf’

Calls for a €200 payment per suckler cow have been described as “wrong” by the former president of the Irish...

September 24, 2018

Downey appointed to board of directors at Farmer Business Developments

Downey appointed to board of directors at Farmer Business Developments

Eddie Downey, the former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), has been appointed to the board of directors at...

June 8, 2018

Downey joins minister’s advisory group

Downey joins minister’s advisory group

Eddie Downey, the former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), has been elected to the Fine Gael (FG) Agricultural...

May 24, 2018

Eddie Downey meets IFA to ‘resolve outstanding issues’

Eddie Downey meets IFA to ‘resolve outstanding issues’

AgriLand can confirm that “constructive” talks were held between the board of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and its former president...

March 22, 2018

Date set for IFA National Council meeting

Date set for IFA National Council meeting

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) much-anticipated National Council meeting will take place in Dublin on Wednesday week, March 21. The...

March 12, 2018

Should Downey get the chance to tell his story?

Should Downey get the chance to tell his story?

Eddie Downey, the former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), has asked for an invitation to speak, in camera,...

February 28, 2018

Date set for initial Pat Smith Vs IFA High Court proceedings

Date set for initial Pat Smith Vs IFA High Court proceedings

The IFA’s former General Secretary, Pat Smith, has lodged papers with the High Court in relation to his defamation proceedings...

August 10, 2016

Eddie Downey retained as IFA representative on FBD board

Eddie Downey retained as IFA representative on FBD board

Former IFA President Eddie Downey has been nominated to the board of FBD Holdings as the IFA representative. Downey did...

June 22, 2016

Pat Smith launches second High Court case against IFA

Pat Smith launches second High Court case against IFA

The former General Secretary of the IFA Pat Smith has initiated a second High Court action against the IFA. Smith...

April 25, 2016

Eddie Downey: I feel responsible for the fact we are now going forward with a new IFA

Eddie Downey: I feel responsible for the fact we are now going forward with a new IFA

The former President of the IFA Eddie Downey has said that he feels responsible the IFA is going forward with...

April 23, 2016

FBD pays ex-boss Langford €180,000 in consultancy fees, after €85m loss

FBD pays ex-boss Langford €180,000 in consultancy fees, after €85m loss

FBD is paying its former chief executive €16,300 a month in consultancy fees, in spite of the insurer’s “unsatisfactory” financial...

April 1, 2016

Meath IFA backs Downey and blames Laois ‘mafia’ for his downfall

Meath IFA backs Downey and blames Laois ‘mafia’ for his downfall

The former President of IFA Eddie Downey was ‘thrown under a bus’ and deserves and apology, according to those at...

March 24, 2016

Former IFA President Tom Clinton asks one thing of IFA members…

Former IFA President Tom Clinton asks one thing of IFA members…

The IFA presidential debate in Meath was addressed by former IFA President Tom Clinton. He addressed the packed room in...

March 24, 2016