IFA and Macra na Feirme news and events.

New MEPs have vital role in blocking Mercosur
The IFA president said that our MEPs may differ on some issues, but there’s a strong case for unity on Mercosur.
3 July 2024 Community
Carbery Macra members attend Royal Highland Show
There was every type of machinery you could think of, carnival games, excellent food stands and top-quality animals everywhere you looked.
26 June 2024 Community
IFA to host online quad safety training information meeting
Regulations governing the safe use of ATV/quad bikes in all workplaces came into effect last November.
Macra focuses on issues facing young rural dwellers
Members came from far and wide to put across their views at the Macra lobbying day.
26 June 2024 Community
Food Vision Tillage report needs urgent funding
Actions identified in the report must implemented swiftly to prevent damage to the tillage sector.
22 May 2024 Community
Highlighting all Macra has to offer
The future of Macra will be safe in the hands of bright, enthusiastic young people, writes Josephine O’Neill.
22 May 2024 Community
Open conversations needed to create change
Macra president Elaine Houlihan reflects on the past year as president.
15 May 2024 Community
‘Gamesmanship’ by beef factories must stop - IFA
Supplies of beef in the UK and EU are tight, contributing to beef prices in these destinations remaining steady and strong.
15 May 2024 Community
Making changes to positively affect our emissions
Macra is vehemently against any move that would make it more difficult for young farmers to enter the industry.
8 May 2024 Community
ICBF stakeholder meeting makes some progress on concerns raised
Various data sources were appraised at the meeting to identify the most suitable cows for this production system.
8 May 2024 Community
Awareness campaign for dog owners important, but more needed – IFA
The irresponsible behaviour of some dog owners continues to cause devastation on sheep farms.
1 May 2024 Community
Sports go leor for Macra
Last week, all roads led to Kilkenny, for the national volleyball finals.
1 May 2024 Community