Liam Dunne

Bad weather halts harvest once again

Bad weather halts harvest once again

By Siobhan Walsh The rain broke on day two of the ‘Ploughing’ in Tullamore and, while most people in Screggan...

September 21, 2017

Is the Irish tillage industry facing a cliff edge?

Is the Irish tillage industry facing a cliff edge?

Prolonged periods of wet weather in recent weeks have seen the 2017 harvest stall in many parts of the country....

August 27, 2017

‘Farmer-owned co-ops must set sustainable prices for growers this harvest’

‘Farmer-owned co-ops must set sustainable prices for growers this harvest’

Farmer-owned co-ops must lead the way and set sustainable grain, oilseed and protein prices for growers this harvest, according to...

August 10, 2017

Growers must ‘hold grain and sell hard’

Growers must ‘hold grain and sell hard’

Growers around the country should ‘hold grain and sell hard‘, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Grain Committee Chairman,...

July 31, 2017

Payments capped at €10,500 under new tillage crisis fund

Payments capped at €10,500 under new tillage crisis fund

The maximum payment a farmer will be able to draw down under a new tillage crisis fund will be €10,500,...

July 19, 2017

Launch of tillage crisis fund imminent

Launch of tillage crisis fund imminent

The launch of a tillage crisis fund, worth an estimated €1.5 million, for farmers who lost crops during last year’s harvest due...

July 19, 2017

‘IFA 4’ ready for 5th night in department offices

‘IFA 4’ ready for 5th night in department offices

Four members of the IFA Grain Committee are preparing for their fifth night occupying the Department of Agriculture offices in...

July 9, 2017

IFA delegation in for the long haul at department’s HQ

IFA delegation in for the long haul at department’s HQ

A delegation from the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) National Grain Committee is prepared to stand its ground at the Department of Agriculture,...

July 5, 2017

Tillage crisis fund on the way, with €15,000 cap per farmer

Tillage crisis fund on the way, with €15,000 cap per farmer

The creation of a tillage crisis fund for farmers who lost crops in 2016 is on the horizon, according to...

June 16, 2017

IFA champions Boortmalt deal, with a focus on ‘native grown’ barley

IFA champions Boortmalt deal, with a focus on ‘native grown’ barley

The IFA (Irish Farmers’ Association), has responded to criticism of the Boortmalt barley deal from the Irish Grain Growers’ Association....

May 10, 2017

Boortmalt holds up malting barley negotiations for a further week

Boortmalt holds up malting barley negotiations for a further week

IFA’s discussions with Boortmalt, which will kick-start negotiations on malting barley prices for 2017, will now take place on Monday,...

March 13, 2017

Diageo seeks €1m worth of cuts in malt prices

Diageo seeks €1m worth of cuts in malt prices

Diageo has told Boortmalt that it wants to make €1m worth of savings on malt prices, according to IFA Grain...

February 28, 2017

‘Approximately 2,000 farmers affected by the tillage crisis’

‘Approximately 2,000 farmers affected by the tillage crisis’

Approximately 2,000 farmers have been affected by this year’s unfolding tillage crisis, according to IFA Grain Chairman Liam Dunne. “The...

October 7, 2016

Imported grain looks to be ‘poor quality’ compared to what Irish farmers produce

Imported grain looks to be ‘poor quality’ compared to what Irish farmers produce

Imported grain coming into Foynes Port in Limerick looks to be of “very poor quality” compared to what Irish farmers...

August 3, 2016