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Thread: Will there be a split in the IFA?

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    Default Will there be a split in the IFA?

    Once the most monolithic and powerful of Irish sectoral groups, the IFA is in turmoil over the proposals to change the farm payments system.

    There is a clear divide between a tiny number of massive recipients and small to medium producers who stand to benefit from a move towards area based payments.

    IFA have more or less abandoned area meetings on the issue because of opposition to the leadership but there are a series of meetings in western counties planned over next few weeks where there is strong support for change.

    Some choice language from the big boys too about 'social welfare farmers' and 'wasters' and the like!

    Interesting times down on the farm!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    Some choice language from the big boys too about 'social welfare farmers' and 'wasters' and the like!
    Now, that is no way to talk about John Bruton, Eamon Gilmore, Dicey Reilly, and Pat Rabbitte.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Now, that is no way to talk about John Bruton, Eamon Gilmore, Dicey Reilly, and Pat Rabbitte.


    Don't think they mean them somehow!

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    I was, in a smart arse fashion, about to ask how many more threads do we need on IRA splits before I thankfully read the post and title again and managed to avoid making a tool of myself ( yes again before I get any replies)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    Once the most monolithic and powerful of Irish sectoral groups, the IFA is in turmoil over the proposals to change the farm payments system.

    There is a clear divide between a tiny number of massive recipients and small to medium producers who stand to benefit from a move towards area based payments.

    IFA have more or less abandoned area meetings on the issue because of opposition to the leadership but there are a series of meetings in western counties planned over next few weeks where there is strong support for change.

    Some choice language from the big boys too about 'social welfare farmers' and 'wasters' and the like!

    Interesting times down on the farm!
    Apparently there are more people employed in the HSE than work in agriculture industry. Farmers are not the people they once were.

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    The Official IFA, Provisional IFA, Continuity IFA, Real IFA?

    There are people in farming in Ireland who cannot survive without hand outs from Europe.

    They need to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokkie View Post
    Apparently there are more people employed in the HSE than work in agriculture industry. Farmers are not the people they once were.
    Any chance that we might see a split in the HSE ?

    The pro-Dicey HSE, and the pro-Shortall HSE....
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    Any chance that we might see a split in the HSE ?

    The pro-Dicey HSE, and the pro-Shortall HSE....
    I know it is breaking ranks; but the HSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch 22 View Post
    The Official IFA, Provisional IFA, Continuity IFA, Real IFA?

    There are people in farming in Ireland who cannot survive without hand outs from Europe.

    They need to go.
    There are people farming in Ireland who cannot survive without another job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokkie View Post
    I know it is breaking ranks; but the HSE
    Dicey is bad for morale.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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