IFA and Macra na Feirme news and events.

80 years young: Macra celebrates a special anniversary
'Macra's longevity is all the more remarkable by the fact that our organisation is run by young people, people with ideas, people who are not afraid to try something different' - Elaine Houlihan.
Clare and Callan Macra in national debating finals
21 February 2024 Community
Clare and Callan Macra in national debating finals
Crowds gathered in the Horse & Jockey Hotel as South Tipperary Macra hosted the national senior and novice debating finals.
Farmers left in the dark over delayed farm plan payments unacceptable - IFA
14 February 2024 Community
Farmers left in the dark over delayed farm plan payments unacceptable - IFA
The IFA is calling on the Government to let farmers know where they stand.
Macra makes the moove
Former Macra president and Make the Moove co-founder John Keane addressed the key challenges identified by Irish farmers causing stress and pressure at the Safe Habitus policy seminar.
14 February 2024 Community
Macra competitions to start off the year
Clubs all around the country have been keeping busy with the competitions Macra has to offer, from creative writing to the basketball finals.
7 February 2024 Community
Macra speaks to Coldiretti farmers about land during their visit to Ireland
Just as Ireland does not have the capability to produce more land, Italy faces the same problem, Mick Curran writes.
31 January 2024 Community
Wilkinstown Macra grows to over 40 members
The group has lots of plans for 2024, including weekends away, competitions and charity fundraisers.
24 January 2024 Community
Happy birthday, Macra
In 2024, Macra is celebrating its 80th year in existence.
17 January 2024 Community
In pictures: 69th IFA AGM
Francie Gorman officially took over as president at the IFA AGM.
17 January 2024 Community
New year, new hope
Elaine Houlihan, Macra national president 2023-2025, looks forward to what lies ahead in 2024.
10 January 2024 Community
Farmers cannot take hit in retail price wars
"If the retailers want to engage in combat for customers, it cannot be at the expense of farmers and producers" - Tim Cullinan.
10 January 2024 Community
IFA's 69th Annual General Meeting to take place
Francie Gorman will deliver his inaugural speech as 17th president of the IFA. The event takes place on 9 January at the Irish Farm Centre.
3 January 2024 Community