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IFA calls out local authorities on greenway routes

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President of the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Joe Healy, has said that local authorities are ignoring instructions of Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, by continuing to issue farmers with compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) in efforts to develop greenway routes. This is despite the Minister’s decision to halt developments while engagement takes place with all stakeholders.

Minister Creed pays tribute to Joey Murrin

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has paid tribute to Joey Murrin, a major figure in the Irish fishing industry, who died at the weekend. Mr Murrin retired in 2000 as chief executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation. He previously served as chairman of the Irish Fishermen's Organisation and as chairman and as a director of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

Co-ops must leverage improved returns

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The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) has called on co-op boards meeting within the next week to consider May milk prices, to leverage the improved market returns of the last number of weeks to ensure that the totality of the April payout is maintained for May milk supplies.