Tuesday March 31, 2020

The IFA's business interests: From rural telecoms to Berlin airports

Headquartered at the Irish Farm Centre on the Naas Road, the IFA has fingers in many pies

29th November, 2015
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Bryan Barry, acting general secretary, Eddie Downey, former president, and Tim O’Leary, acting president, all of the IFA Picture: Finbarr O'Rourke

The IFA sits at the heart of a web of interconnected companies that have interests stretching from rural telecommunications to land holdings at Berlin’s brand new airport.

The lobby group owns some of the companies outright, has holdings in others and has received financial support from others on whose boards key IFA figures sit, a data analysis by this newspaper reveals.

At the heart of the IFA’s dynasty sits the Irish Farm Centre...

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