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October election the most likely option
Pat O'Toole
All the tea-leaves seem to point toward an autumn general election, with a new EUcommissioner to be appointed and a pre-election budget on the cards in September
Fermanagh and south Tyrone has the most farms
Over 4,000 farm businesses applied for the Basic Payment Scheme in the Fermanagh and south Tyrone parliamentary constituency this year.
29 May 2024 News
Independents shake up the farming vote
With just over one week until polling day in the European elections, an Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed farmer voting intentions.
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
Sheep and beef worst hit by UK trade deals
Michael Haverty from The Andersons Centre was the main speaker at the Irish Farmers Journal spring conference in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.
3 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Simon Coveney to step away from cabinet
Simon Coveney has announced he does not wish to hold a position in Simon Harris’s new cabinet.
2 April 2024 News
10 times Leo Varadkar weighed in on farming matters
A TD for Dublin West since 2007, what has Leo Varadkar said on farming issues since becoming Taoiseach?
22 March 2024 News
Fitzmaurice to make election decision within weeks
The next round of elections at national and European level will see candidates with an understanding of farming issues, according to Michael Fitzmaurice TD.
7 February 2024 News
A year of elections, with one big selection
The Goverment is likely to go to the polls in October, predicts The Dealer , but needs to pick a new European Commissioner before it does.
3 January 2024 Dealer
Political uncertainty will be theme for 2024
It will be a year of elections in 2024 and that will mean a pause in policy formation.
2 January 2024 News
Opinion: my political awards for 2023
Who were the politicians who most impacted on farming during 2023? How will they fare next year?
28 December 2023 Opinion
Little change to farmer voting intentions
Fine Gael and Fianna Fail's support among farmers is undamaged by the nitrates derogation and nature restoration rows, our survey shows.
27 December 2023 News