Eddie Downey

75,000 IFA members eligible to vote in Presidential elections

75,000 IFA members eligible to vote in Presidential elections

Just over 75,000 IFA members are eligible to cast a vote in the upcoming IFA elections. Figures released by the...

March 23, 2016

FBD announces losses of €84m, Berkery set out plans to retire

FBD announces losses of €84m, Berkery set out plans to retire

FBD has announced losses of €84m for 2015, citing prior year claims, but says it has stabilised during the first...

February 29, 2016

Eddie Downey – not the first IFA President from Meath to resign

Eddie Downey – not the first IFA President from Meath to resign

IFA President Eddie Downey is not the first Meathman to resign from the post as IFA President. Since January 1955...

December 29, 2015

Opinion: IFA will remain in turmoil as long as Executive Board remains defiant

Opinion: IFA will remain in turmoil as long as Executive Board remains defiant

As 2016 draws to a close the biggest farming story of the year still centres around the IFA. Since November,...

December 27, 2015

Kilkenny and Limerick IFA demands resignation of Executive Board – Wicklow holds out

Kilkenny and Limerick IFA demands resignation of Executive Board – Wicklow holds out

Both Kilkenny and Wicklow IFA held committee meetings last night (Thursday) in the wake of a report released by Con...

December 18, 2015

Majority of farmers believe IFA President should be paid less than €100,000

Majority of farmers believe IFA President should be paid less than €100,000

Some 83% of respondents to an Agriland poll on the pay of the IFA President have said that they should receive less...

December 17, 2015

Expenses of IFA elected officers revealed in Lucey Report

Expenses of IFA elected officers revealed in Lucey Report

Among the detail contained in Con Lucey’s report into the corporate governance of Irish Farmers Association was details surrounding expenses paid...

December 16, 2015

IFA Executive Board to stay in place despite no confidence motions

IFA Executive Board to stay in place despite no confidence motions

The membership of the IFA Executive Board looks set to remain in place despite motions calling for their resignation in...

December 15, 2015

Poll: What do you think the IFA President should be paid?

Poll: What do you think the IFA President should be paid?

The release of Con Lucey’s report into the corporate governance of the IFA has revealed the remuneration of IFA Presidents...

December 15, 2015

Lucey report reveals pay of IFA Presidents and General Secretary since 2009

Lucey report reveals pay of IFA Presidents and General Secretary since 2009

The report by Con Lucey into the corporate governance of the IFA has been released. The report gives a detailed...

December 15, 2015

Analysis: Con Lucey report to influence the future of the IFA

Analysis: Con Lucey report to influence the future of the IFA

Con Lucey will today present the findings of his report to the IFA Executive Council in the IFA’s Headquarters at the...

December 15, 2015

Pat Smith initiates High Court proceedings against IFA

Pat Smith initiates High Court proceedings against IFA

Pat Smith has initiated High Court proceedings against the IFA over his disputed severance package. The move comes in light...

December 14, 2015

What could a new IFA look like?

What could a new IFA look like?

There has been, for many years, an urgent need to re-imagine what we want from our farm organisations including the...

December 12, 2015

Opinion: ‘Better to have no farm organisation than to have an irresponsible one’

Opinion: ‘Better to have no farm organisation than to have an irresponsible one’

The ongoing fiasco in the IFA is the only subject of discussion amongst farmers these days. I too am shocked...

December 4, 2015

IFA election campaigns are ‘part paid for’ by headquarters

IFA election campaigns are ‘part paid for’ by headquarters

IFA election campaigns, including that of the president, are part paid for by IFA headquarters, Agriland can reveal. In light...

December 4, 2015

Have you got what it takes to be the next IFA President?

Have you got what it takes to be the next IFA President?

Nominations are now being accepted for the position of President of the IFA and must be returned by 5.30pm on...

December 3, 2015

Downey says he had approval from ‘others’ for Pat Smith’s €2m exit deal

Downey says he had approval from ‘others’ for Pat Smith’s €2m exit deal

Former IFA President Eddie Downey has said that he did not act on his own in agreeing a €2m severance package...

December 1, 2015

Wexford IFA calls for ‘calm’ and no presidential election for five-six months

Wexford IFA calls for ‘calm’ and no presidential election for five-six months

Wexford IFA has called for calm among members and that no presidential election is held for five or six months....

December 1, 2015