Flor McCarthy

Addition of new walking trails ‘a boost for rural tourism’

Addition of new walking trails ‘a boost for rural tourism’

The addition of 31 new walking trails across 13 counties to the Department of Rural and Community Development’s National Walks...

September 30, 2021

Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Fears of western farm exodus if proper supports aren’t allocated

Concerns have been raised of an eventual but inevitable farming exodus along the western coasts and hill areas if supports...

July 22, 2021

IFA encourages farmers to apply for National Walks Scheme

IFA encourages farmers to apply for National Walks Scheme

Farmers have been encouraged to apply for the National Walks Scheme, which is set to double the number of national...

March 21, 2019

Microchip dog laws need to be enforced – McCarthy

Microchip dog laws need to be enforced – McCarthy

Stricter enforcement needs to be brought in for the microchipping of dogs, according to the chair of the Irish Farmers’...

January 10, 2019

The IFA election count in numbers and pictures

The IFA election count in numbers and pictures

This evening the IFA election came to a close as Galwayman Joe Healy was elected the 15th President of the...

April 19, 2016

Joe Healy elected IFA President after landslide victory

Joe Healy elected IFA President after landslide victory

Joe Healy has been elected the 15th President of the IFA following a landslide victory today. Healy took a dominant...

April 19, 2016

Who will be elected the next IFA President?

Who will be elected the next IFA President?

Today, April 19, is the day that the IFA finds out who the new President of the association is following...

April 19, 2016

High voter numbers as IFA Election voting comes to a close

High voter numbers as IFA Election voting comes to a close

IFA members across the country have finished voting to elect the 15th President of the IFA and the counting of...

April 15, 2016

Delays for 5,000 TAMS II approvals ‘unacceptable’ to farmers

Delays for 5,000 TAMS II approvals ‘unacceptable’ to farmers

IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said that the delays in getting approvals are unacceptable to farmers. Some 6,000 farmers...

April 10, 2016

Wide range in voter turnout for IFA election

Wide range in voter turnout for IFA election

IFA Election voting is continuing around the country this week as members decide on what candidate they want to front...

April 5, 2016

IFA levies – candidates pressed on alternative ways to source €4.7m

IFA levies – candidates pressed on alternative ways to source €4.7m

The issue of IFA levies and, in particular, the meat processors collecting levies on behalf of the IFA has been...

March 30, 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

Live: IFA election debate from Meath

Live: IFA election debate from Meath

11:50 PM Tonight was probably the liveliest meeting of the campaign and I suspect the candidates actually enjoyed it. Meath...

March 23, 2016

The future of IFA protests, according to the presidential candidates

The future of IFA protests, according to the presidential candidates

One theme that has come up time and time again at the IFA presidential debates is the that of protests....

March 18, 2016

What’s facing the new IFA president?

What’s facing the new IFA president?

As the IFA debates between the three presidential candidate draw to a close – the final debate will take place...

March 17, 2016

Skeletons in the closet and farm incomes all feature in the Louth IFA debate

Skeletons in the closet and farm incomes all feature in the Louth IFA debate

Bord Bia and the power of the retailers were two key points that were raised at last night’s IFA debate...

March 17, 2016

Live: IFA election debate from Dublin

Live: IFA election debate from Dublin

11:08 PM That’s a wrap so, thanks for tuning in tonight 11:07 PM And we’re on the final wrap up...

March 11, 2016

Live: IFA election debate from Mullingar

Live: IFA election debate from Mullingar

11:20 PM And that’s all for tonight guys! Thanks for tuning in! 11:13 PM One minute each to wrap up...

March 4, 2016