Macra na Feirme

REAP ‘a move in right direction but with downsides’ – Macra

REAP ‘a move in right direction but with downsides’ – Macra

The new Results-based Environmental Agri Pilot Project (REAP) scheme has been described as a “step in the right direction” by...

April 19, 2021

New Macra president focused on promoting positive mental health

New Macra president focused on promoting positive mental health

Promoting positive mental health among farmers and rural communities will be a key focus for the new president of Macra...

April 11, 2021

Macra Skillnet manager to depart for pastures new

Macra Skillnet manager to depart for pastures new

A senior manager of Macra Agricultural Skillnet, which is under the umbrella of young farmers’ association Macra na Feirme is...

April 9, 2021

Macra na Feirme raises planning delays issue with Taoiseach and minister

Macra na Feirme raises planning delays issue with Taoiseach and minister

Macra na Feirme has outlined concerns regarding planning delays, and the resultant implications which affect young farmers investing in their industry at a meeting with An Taoiseach, Micheal...

April 9, 2021

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

Macra president-elect: ‘It’s about members first and foremost’

The Macra na Feirme presidential election count took place yesterday (Wednesday, April 7) in Dublin, and saw John Keane emerge...

April 8, 2021

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Houlihan elected Macra Munster vice-president

Elaine Houlihan has been elected the next Macra na Feirme Munster vice-president, beating stiff competition from Áine McCarthy. The total...

April 7, 2021

John Keane elected president of Macra na Feirme

John Keane elected president of Macra na Feirme

John Keane has been elected as the next president of Macra na Feirme, after the counting of ballots at the...

April 7, 2021

Macra election candidate seeks ‘agreed’ independent scrutineer

Macra election candidate seeks ‘agreed’ independent scrutineer

One candidate of the two hoping to be elected as the next national president of Macra na Feirme has called...

April 6, 2021

Independent scrutineer appointed for Macra election count

Independent scrutineer appointed for Macra election count

An independent scrutineer has been appointed by Macra na Feirme for the organisation’s 38th presidential election count, which is set...

April 6, 2021

Climate challenges ‘can only be overcome by supporting young farmers’

Climate challenges ‘can only be overcome by supporting young farmers’

Young farmers “must be put at the front of any action on climate change”, with clear supports, Macra na Feirme...

March 24, 2021

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Calls made to earmark 4% of direct payments for generational renewal

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to support a call for the allocation...

March 18, 2021

‘No justification for lack of support on bull beef’ – Macra

‘No justification for lack of support on bull beef’ – Macra

Macra na Feirme’s president believes a clear message has emerged from yesterday’s (Tuesday, March 9) meeting of the Beef Market...

March 10, 2021

Candidates for Macra elections confirmed

Candidates for Macra elections confirmed

The nomination process for the 38th Macra na Feirme presidential and vice-presidential elections is now closed. The young farmers association...

March 4, 2021

Extra teaching posts ‘excellent news for next generation of farmers’

Extra teaching posts ‘excellent news for next generation of farmers’

The announcement of 20 extra Teagasc teaching posts has been described as “excellent news for the next generation of young...

February 26, 2021

First candidate in Macra race for president declares

First candidate in Macra race for president declares

The first candidate to declare his intention in contesting the Macra na Feirme 2021 election for the role of national...

February 26, 2021

New candidate emerges in Macra 2021 election

New candidate emerges in Macra 2021 election

A new candidate has emerged in the 2021 Macra na Feirme elections in the form of Elaine Houlihan – who...

February 24, 2021

3 candidates announce intentions for Macra top jobs

3 candidates announce intentions for Macra top jobs

The first three candidates have announced their intentions to contest the 38th Macra na Feirme presidential election this year. All...

February 22, 2021

IFA, Macra na Feirme and ICMSA among most active lobby groups

IFA, Macra na Feirme and ICMSA among most active lobby groups

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Macra na Feirme have retained their positions as the second and third most active...

February 17, 2021