Articles Tagged ‘Joe Healy’

'A few simple checks could actually save a life – maybe your own'


The theme of day two of Farm Safety Week UK and Ireland focuses on machinery and transport and the role that both play in life-changing and life-ending injuries on the farmyard. Farm Safety Week UK and Ireland, now in its fifth year, is an initiative led by the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) in Ireland and supported by a number of agencies, including the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) and members of the Farm Safety Partnership. 

'Beef Challenges 2017' to outline market prospects


IFA president Joe Healy has invited all livestock farmers to attend a major national livestock meeting entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’ on December 15 at 6pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly.

Action needed by European commission on unfair trading practices


Chairing a meeting of the COPA working party on the food chain in Brussels this week, IFA President Joe Healy said that last week’s vote in the European parliament adopting a report calling for more action to tackle Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain was welcomed by all member state farmer representatives.

Beef price cuts not justified, says IFA


IFA president Joe Healy said beef price cuts at the meat factories must stop as they are squeezing out any chance of profit for farmers grazing cattle this year.

Call for reversal of stamp duty increase


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has written to Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to ask that he reverse his decision to increase stamp duty on farmland from 2 per cent to 6 per cent.

Co-ops must not stall on price increases says IFA president


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president, Joe Healy, has said there must be no stalling by co-ops on further milk price increases. Mr Healy also said that he would meet co-op representatives in person to convey this message over the coming weeks.

Farmers have borne brunt of sterling weakness – IFA


Reacting to the Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects Report launched yesterday (January 11), Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy claimed that it is mainly Irish farmers who have borne the pain of sterling weakness through lower prices, particularly for beef and mushrooms.

Glanbia Ireland must deliver for farmers – IFA


Following the vote by Glanbia Co-op shareholders to changes to the Glanbia structure that will create Glanbia Ireland, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy said that the new venture must deliver for farmers on product prices and inputs.

IFA calls for increased funding in ANC review


Addressing a briefing for Oireachtas members in Dublin on Tuesday April 4, IFA President Joe Healy set out key priorities for the ongoing review of Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC), including protection of areas currently in the scheme and increased payments for those farming in these marginal areas.

IFA calls on consumer and retailer support for potato growers


IFA President Joe Healy has called on consumers and retailers to support National Potato Day (Friday 7 October). Mr Healy commented that the Irish potato industry is an important indigenous industry worth €75 million at farm gate, with 500 growers plant over 9,000 hectares annually.