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Politics at play at Fine Gael farming gig
The Dealer
The new agriculture forum's elected chair Eddie Downey was backed by Helen McEntee, while Pat Deering received support from McEntee's erstwhile Meath east running mate, Regina Doherty.
7 May 2022 News
Farmers won’t be told to cut cattle numbers - Leo Varadkar
The Tánaiste says it would make “no sense at all” to cut food production.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Fine Gael touching base with the farming base
Once considered the automatic party of choice, Fine Gael now has to fight for support from farmers.
Reeling in the farming years - a decade in review
The 10 teen years of the 21st century have been tumultuous for Irish farming. Pat O'Toole has waded through 520 issues of the Irish Farmers Journal to encapsulate the decade.
25 December 2019 News
The Big Dealer: old wounds opened at Meath hustings
IFA election heats up, RTE presenter in hot water, new Macra clubs, farmers on bikes in Dublin and more in this week's The Big Dealer.
15 November 2019 Dealer
Old wounds reopened at Meath IFA hustings
Former Meath chair Diarmuid Lally took issue with Tim Cullinan highlighting falling IFA membership.
13 November 2019 News
Watch: 160-cow cubicle shed for new entrant
Entering their second year of milking in Co Meath, Paddy Downey and his father Eddie are focused on expanding their herd over the coming years. William Conlon reports
24 July 2019 News
'I walked away for the good of the organisation' – Downey
In an interview on LMFM, Eddie Downey reflected on his time as IFA president and the controversy that surrounded his resignation.
9 January 2019 News
Downey and Bergin together again
Eddie Downey and Jer Bergin renew their acquaintance on the board of Farmer Business Developments plc.
13 June 2018 Dealer
Board changes at Farmer Business Developments
Former IFA president is nominated on to board of Farmer Business Developments.
8 June 2018 News
No news on IFA-Downey showdown
There is no word yet if Eddie Downey’s wish will be granted and he will get to address the IFA executive council.
21 March 2018 Dealer
Will Downey attend the rescheduled IFA national council?
The IFA has set a new date for the meeting of its national council that was cancelled during the snow storm, and former president Eddie Downey has asked to be present.
12 March 2018 Dealer