Independent Farmers of Ireland

Letter to the editor: State agencies ‘persecuting’ farmers during global pandemic

Letter to the editor: State agencies ‘persecuting’ farmers during global pandemic

As citizens of Ireland, in line with public health advice issued by NPHET [National Public Health Emergency Team], and adopted...

November 13, 2020

IFOI protesters call for VAT change outside department offices in Dublin

IFOI protesters call for VAT change outside department offices in Dublin

Members of the Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFOI) held a protest outside a number of Government offices around Dublin earlier...

November 22, 2019

IFOI members protest outside CCPC offices in Dublin

IFOI members protest outside CCPC offices in Dublin

Additional reporting by Sylvester Phelan Members of the Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFOI) held a protest outside the offices of...

November 15, 2019

Bord Bia dismisses beef protest labelling allegations

Bord Bia dismisses beef protest labelling allegations

Claims made by a group of protesters in Dublin today that “foreign beef is being labelled as Irish” have been...

November 1, 2019

Protesters demonstrate outside Bord Bia buildings

Protesters demonstrate outside Bord Bia buildings

A group of approximately 25 protesters demonstrated outside Bord Bia headquarters in Dublin earlier today, Friday, November 1. The group,...

November 1, 2019

Dawn Meats rejects ‘wholly inaccurate’ IFOI injunction claims

Dawn Meats rejects ‘wholly inaccurate’ IFOI injunction claims

Dawn Meats has issued a response to claims made by the Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFOI) that injunctions remain in...

October 15, 2019

Taskforce ‘must be deferred’ until injunctions are lifted – IFOI

Taskforce ‘must be deferred’ until injunctions are lifted – IFOI

A number of protesters who attended the recent demonstrations and blockades outside meat processors around the country last month remain...

October 14, 2019

Crowds attend IFOI meeting in Athlone and see 3 mediators elected

Crowds attend IFOI meeting in Athlone and see 3 mediators elected

Three mediators were elected to represent the Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFOI) in beef negotiations going forward following a meeting...

October 10, 2019

Independent Farmers to host meeting in Athlone tonight

Independent Farmers to host meeting in Athlone tonight

The Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFoI) is hosting an “information evening” in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, Gleeson Street, Athlone, Co....

October 9, 2019

Restructured protester group states ‘clear mandate’ going forward

Restructured protester group states ‘clear mandate’ going forward

The restructured group representing protesters at the recent meat factory demonstrations – the Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFoI) – has...

September 26, 2019

Independent Farmer reps resign following midlands meeting

Independent Farmer reps resign following midlands meeting

The three original representatives of the Independent Farmers of Ireland group, formed to represent protesters outside factory gates in recent...

September 25, 2019

Independent Farmers to disband ‘once proposals are implemented’

Independent Farmers to disband ‘once proposals are implemented’

The Independent Farmers of Ireland group will “cease to exist” once the beef taskforce proposal agreed last week is implemented,...

September 23, 2019

Independent Farmers move to quell rumours of replacements

Independent Farmers move to quell rumours of replacements

The national representatives of the Independent Farmers of Ireland, formed in recent weeks to represent protesters outside meat factories around...

September 21, 2019

6 farmer picket lines ‘reluctantly decide’ to stand down

6 farmer picket lines ‘reluctantly decide’ to stand down

Six more factory-gate protests at: Kepak Watergrasshill, Co. Cork; Dawn Meats Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo; Dawn Meats Charleville, Co. Cork; ABP...

September 21, 2019

6 factory sites ‘no longer hold effective protest’ with others hold discussions

6 factory sites ‘no longer hold effective protest’ with others hold discussions

There is no longer an “effective protest” outside six factories around the country, while meetings and discussions will be held...

September 20, 2019

Independent Farmers ‘neither accept nor reject’ beef deal

Independent Farmers ‘neither accept nor reject’ beef deal

The Independent Farmers of Ireland (IFI) have noted that a solution to the beef dispute has been proposed – but...

September 15, 2019

Independent Farmers group to participate in beef talks

Independent Farmers group to participate in beef talks

The Independent Farmers of Ireland group has confirmed that it will be represented at beef stakeholder talks called by Minister...

September 13, 2019

Minister urged to include Independent Farmers reps in talks

Minister urged to include Independent Farmers reps in talks

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has been urged to facilitate the inclusion of Independent Farmer representatives...

September 13, 2019