Irish Farmers' Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

350,000€

Financial year: Mar 2018 - Feb 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

49

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Irish Farmers' Association   (IFA)

    EU Transparency Register

    458700813641-37 First registered on 16 May 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Defend the interests of Irish farmers by

    Providing representation to Irish farmers through
    lobbying of all European Institutions

    Inform its members about important political, or legislative changes that may impact on them

    The Brussels office provides the primary interface with the European Institutions and its job is to gather
    intelligence on EU affairs, engage in and support lobbying efforts with the European Institutions and
    build networks with other stakeholder organisations in Brussels

    Main EU files targeted

    All issues directly or indirectly related to Agriculture and Trade which may have an impact on Irish Farmers

    Address

    Head Office
    Irish Farm Centre, 1
    Naas Road
    Dublin 12
    IRELAND
    EU Office
    Rue de Treves 61
    7th floor
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 08 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Sarah LUCAS 08 Feb 2019 07 Feb 2020

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

    Subcategory

    Other organisations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    The Irish Farmers' Association is a member of COPA/COGECA, the umbrella organisation representing EU professional farming
    organisations and co-operatives. Through this organisation it has an extensive network and working relation with other
    professional farming organisations in the European Union

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Mar 2018 - Feb 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    350,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Other activities

    Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and monitoring discussions on potential trade agreements

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    49 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 03 Mar 2022 Location Galway, Ireland
      Subject Address at Galway IFA executive meeting - EU response to Ukraine, CAP, fertilizer/input costs
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 28 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Latest challenges for the agriculture sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
    • Date 24 Feb 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Current issue of input costs including fertiliser Anti Dumping Suspension request, crisis in the pig sector and current CAP process
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Janusz Wojciechowski (Commissioner)
    • Date 03 Dec 2021 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject Rising input costs; Brexit Adjustment Reserve; seed potatoes; Fit for 55
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Deirdre O’Hea (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Oct 2021 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Anti Dumping Duties on the import of Urea and ammonium nitrate
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Kevin Keary (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Oct 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject CIWF asked for an update on the progress made on the agricultural technical screening criteria in the taxonomy. They confirmed that they had contributed to the Platform on Sustainable Finance’s public consultation and saw references to animal feed
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jul 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject CAP, Green Deal and Fertilizers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 May 2021 Location VIDEO CONFERENCING
      Subject Common Agriculture Policy.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Mar 2021 Location Video conferencing
      Subject farm incomes, unfair trading practices, trade policy, Brexit, Farm to Fork strategy and ongoing CAP negotiations.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Feb 2021 Location Video Conferencing.
      Subject Webinar on European Green Deal, CAP negotiations to Meath branch of IFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Mairead McGuinness (Commissioner)
      • Deirdre O’Hea (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Nov 2020 Location Brussels (virtual meeting)
      Subject AGRI Aspects of the Sustainable Finance Taxonomy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Katherine Power (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Sep 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri Matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 21 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Mercosur / trade in beef
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Rural Development
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      • Peter Wehrheim (Cabinet member)
    • Date 19 Jan 2019 Location Ireland
      Subject Address Annual IFA dinner
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Recent CAP legislation proposals
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Peter Wehrheim (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      • Peter Wehrheim (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Price of fertilizer
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject IFA Annual Report
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Feb 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject IFA presented him with their Annual Report
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on beef sector in the EU-Mercosur negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Dec 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Mercosur and beef
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Sep 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Mercosur negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Jul 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Networking
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject The CAP Post 2020
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 24 Apr 2017 Location Dublin
      Subject Address conference
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 10 Apr 2017 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Meeting with the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom under Article 50 TEU
      Commission
      • Michel Barnier (Head of Task Force)
    • Date 23 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Topics related to the meat sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Cristina Rueda Catry (Cabinet member)
    • Date 23 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Beef
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Cristina Rueda Catry (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Feb 2017 Location DUBLIN
      Subject FARMING ISSUES
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 06 Feb 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting to Director General of IFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject CAP and farming matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 25 Jan 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Agricultural issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 04 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri matters
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Agri business
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Christiane Canenbley (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Farm Income Crisis in all sectors, Trade, Fertilisers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Agriculture policy in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 13 May 2016 Location Dublin, Ireland
      Subject EU energy and climate agenda for 2016
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 29 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade and the non-EU fertilisers
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Presentation by the IFA
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 26 Oct 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject TTIP, simplification, rural development, climate change
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Cristina Rueda Catry (Cabinet member)
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Ireland Rural Development Programme, Milk market measures, Commonage problems in Ireland
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
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