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Opinion: when opportunity knocks, perhaps you should open the door
Pat O'Toole
Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil seem to have dismissed the prospect of a summer election, but it might be their best chance of being returned to power.
12 June 2024 News
High-profile farmers lose out on council seats
It was a difficult week for Dermot Kelleher, Kevin Comiskey, and the Hacketts as their efforts to become county councillors fell short.
12 June 2024 News
Most dairy farmers supported protests over cut to derogation
An Irish Farmers Journal readers survey has found that 78% of farmers protested over changes to the derogation.
Analysis: survey predicted Sinn Féin's slump
The recent Irish Farmers Journal survey showed Sinn Féin at 6%, which seemed nonsensical. But using the slide rule of doubling that vote, it proved eerily accurate.
12 June 2024 News
How did the farmer candidates fare in the local elections?
We provide a unique and comprehensive guide to how the farming candidates standing in the local elections fared.
10 June 2024 News
Farmers Journal farmers survey foresaw the Sinn Féin slump
The big story of the local and European elections so far has been the rise of the independents at the expense of Sinn Féin and we saw it coming from the farmers' poll carried out over two weeks ago
9 June 2024 News
Opinion: Kelleher, Cowen and co get a dose of Andrews' Liversalts
The Fianna Fáil candidate for the Dublin constituency set the cat among the, er, dairy cows, as he stated his opposition to the nitrates derogation days before polling.
8 June 2024 Opinion
Fianna Fáil 'totally committed' to retaining nitrates derogation
The party said that the derogation is crucial to our national farming system and that Fianna Fáil is absolutely committed to seeing our national water quality improved and our derogation retained.
5 June 2024 News
IFA calls on Fianna Fáil to clarify position on derogation
Following comments from Fianna Fáil candidate Barry Andrews on Prime Time that he does not support the continuation of the derogation, the IFA has called for clarity on the party's stance.
5 June 2024 News
Banks draw ire of MEP candidates at Cork meeting
The Irish banking system was described as dysfunctional by an Irish MEP during meeting with farmers in west Cork earlier this week.
29 May 2024 News
Carberry neck and neck with Cowen
The Irish Farmers Journal surveyed over 1,100 farmers in the Midlands North West and South, here are the results of the poll.
29 May 2024 News
Independent Ireland third most popular party among farmers
The party, only founded last November, would get 11% of farmers first preference votes if a general election was held next week.
29 May 2024 News