Pat Smith

Ireland ‘must move quickly’ to secure EU biomethane funds

Ireland ‘must move quickly’ to secure EU biomethane funds

The government of Ireland is being urged to “move quickly” to secure support from the EU to establish a “viable...

March 30, 2022

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Farmland Episode 3 2022

Farmland Episode 3 2022

In the latest episode, Stella Meehan speaks to Seamus McMenamin of Bord Bia about calf exports, and Pat Smith about...

March 29, 2022

Watch: Farmland – calf exports and solar opportunities for farmers

Watch: Farmland – calf exports and solar opportunities for farmers

The importance of live calf exports for agri-business in Ireland features as a topic of discussion in the latest episode...

March 29, 2022

MREF calls on Bruton to sort out BEC ‘mess’ immediately

MREF calls on Bruton to sort out BEC ‘mess’ immediately

The decision to slash the budget for the Better Energy Community grant support (BEC scheme) by over 30% for 2020...

February 28, 2020

‘Solar PV will be on every farm in the country in 10 years’ time’ – Smith

‘Solar PV will be on every farm in the country in 10 years’ time’ – Smith

ESB Networks and policy makers need to “make grid access free” for micro-generation, Pat Smith, the chairman of the Micro-Renewable...

April 7, 2019

Court costs see IFA report €1.5 million operational deficit

Court costs see IFA report €1.5 million operational deficit

Costly court settlements have seen the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) announce a €1.5 million operational deficit for its accounts up...

November 14, 2018

Grant scheme promoting commercial rooftop solar on farms called for

Grant scheme promoting commercial rooftop solar on farms called for

Calls have been made for a grant scheme to be introduced to promote commercial rooftop solar for farms and businesses. It...

July 31, 2018

Will Pat Smith and the IFA join forces on renewable energy?

Will Pat Smith and the IFA join forces on renewable energy?

Supporting households, businesses and farms to install micro-renewable energy is the quickest way for Government to avoid looming €600 million...

May 11, 2018

‘200,000 solar PV installations is a realistic target for Ireland by 2025’

‘200,000 solar PV installations is a realistic target for Ireland by 2025’

A total of 200,000 solar PV installations is a realistic target for Ireland by 2025, the Micro Renewable Energy Federation (MREF)...

March 26, 2018

Should Downey get the chance to tell his story?

Should Downey get the chance to tell his story?

Eddie Downey, the former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), has asked for an invitation to speak, in camera,...

February 28, 2018

Smith on IFA settlement: ‘The matters in dispute are now closed’

Smith on IFA settlement: ‘The matters in dispute are now closed’

Former chief executive of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith has given his reaction to his High Court settlement...

February 22, 2018

Settlement reached between Pat Smith and the IFA

Settlement reached between Pat Smith and the IFA

It has been confirmed that a settlement has been reached between Pat Smith and the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in...

February 22, 2018

‘Your past should not limit your future’ – Pat Smith

‘Your past should not limit your future’ – Pat Smith

“Your past defines who you are; but, your past should not limit your future. And that’s where I am heading...

January 18, 2018

New Director General appointed to IFA – pay details revealed

New Director General appointed to IFA – pay details revealed

Damian McDonald, the CEO of Horse Sport Ireland, has been appointed to the role of Director General of the IFA....

November 16, 2016

Interviews for the new Director General of IFA to take place today

Interviews for the new Director General of IFA to take place today

Interviews are to take place today for the new Director General of the IFA and it is understood that five...

October 25, 2016

Interviews for new Director General of IFA to take place in two weeks’ time

Interviews for new Director General of IFA to take place in two weeks’ time

Interviews are to take place in two weeks’ time for the position of IFA’s new Director General, a spokesperson for...

October 12, 2016

Pat Smith Vs IFA proceedings to get underway in the High Court

Pat Smith Vs IFA proceedings to get underway in the High Court

Proceedings in the Pat Smith Vs IFA case are set to get under way in the High Court today (October...

October 10, 2016

Date set for initial Pat Smith Vs IFA High Court proceedings

Date set for initial Pat Smith Vs IFA High Court proceedings

The IFA’s former General Secretary, Pat Smith, has lodged papers with the High Court in relation to his defamation proceedings...

August 10, 2016