Please see competitions below:

Farm Safety Week is all about spreading awareness of on farm dangers and knowledge of what others do to stay safe. In honour of this, we want to know what your family’s farm safety slogan is?

To be in with a chance to win one of three great prizes;

1. A family pass to the zoo sponsored by Agri Aware

2. An overnight stay in Castleknock Hotel sponsored by FBD

3. €200 sponsored by IFA

Tell us your farm safety slogan below.

Entries close Wednesday 1 August.

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Closing date for entries is Wednesday July 25th at 12 noon

Your Association. Your Voice – Get Involved in IFA
The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I encourage all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the IFA and ensure we are fully representative

The IFA is about farmers, standing together, supporting each other. I am encouraging all farmers to get more actively involved in what IFA does, to strengthen the Association and ensure we are fully representative.

As an IFA member, you can have real influence. All IFA representatives are farmers like you. They make decisions that direct and shape IFA policy, which in turn guides national and EU policy.

But IFA is not just a lobby group, we are a community, with links in every town, village and parish across Ireland.

Your local County Chairs are listed below. They are fully accessible to you, and they want to hear from you if you’d like to get more involved at branch or county level, if you’re interested in sitting on a committee, or if you just want to give your view.

Our Association has a powerful voice to use on behalf of farmers, but to grow and stay strong, we need as many farmers as possible to contribute to it. You invest so much time and effort in your farm; invest some in IFA and you can help to shape your industry and improve conditions for you and your fellow farmers.

Joe Healy IFA President

Meet your County Chairs

The County Chair is the key IFA leader in your county, and represents farmers in that county on IFA’s governing body, National Council.

Carlow George Collier

087-2770483

Cavan Elizabeth Ormiston

086-3403143

Clare Willie Hanrahan

087-6505858

Cork North Anne Baker

086-6009504

Cork Central Harold Kingston

086-2210021

Cork West Cornie Buckley

086-2776673

Donegal Michael Chance

086-8031858

Dublin Philip Maguire

087-2765237

Galway Anne Mitchell

087-4331387

Kerry Patrick O’Driscoll

087-2833516

Kildare Brian Rushe

086-1748866

Kilkenny James Murphy

086-8590430

Laois Francis Gorman

086-6047467

Leitrim James Gallagher

087-0568270

Limerick Shay Galvin

087-6167537

Longford Sean Conefrey

086-8188023

Louth Gerard Melia

087-2935688

Mayo Martin Gilvarry

086-6082173

Meath John Curran

086-2494319

Monaghan Frank Brady

087-8333792

Offaly Richard Scally

087-2027050

Roscommon Jim O’Connor

086-2502561

Sligo JP Cowley

087-6917239

Tipperary North Imelda Walsh

086-8433633

Tipperary South Erica O’Keefe

087-7860031

Waterford Kevin Kiersey

087-7419149

Westmeath Kenneth Bray

087-2510863

Wexford James Kehoe

087-2791109

Wicklow Chris Hill

087-2622835

Get involved in IFA

Want to get more involved with IFA or find out how you can take on a leadership role? We would be delighted to hear from you! Please contact futureleaders@ifa.ie or talk to your County Chairperson to find out how to get more actively involved in the IFA and hear about our leadership training opportunities.

Campaigning on the next CAP Budget

The new CAP is one of the most crucial issues facing farmers. With initial proposals on the shape of CAP post–2020 published, your IFA representatives are working at home and in Brussels to seek an increase in farm payments and a programme that works for farmers with real simplification on requirements and inspections.

You can too – download a lobby document at www.ifa.ie/CAP2020 and talk to your local TDs, Senators and MEPs.