IFA Member Services Newsletter Spring 2014
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  • 1. Working harder to save you more in 2014!Inside this issue • New Weather Service • Exclusive Car Deals • Latest from IFA Telecom, Mobile & Power • Member Competition • Member Training • Stena Line • IFFPG • iFarm Member Savings • Personal Accident & Legal Liability Cover • €75 off FBD motor, home & farm insurance • Discounted hotel breaks • €250 discount on finance options with Volkswagen Group Ireland Ltd • 12% off health screening with the Mater Private • 20% off family tickets for Dublin Zoo • 15% off family bus tickets with Bus Éireann • 15% off motorist fares with Stena Line • Up to 50% off commission charges with Goodbody Stockbrokers trainingiFarmpowermobiletelecom NEWS Spring 2014 1890 924 852 ifamemberservices.ie Find us on The Member Services team has continued to renegotiate hard with existing partners and develop new offers and products to ensure that you, the member, can avail of real savings on services including Mobile, Power, Telecom and a full range of benefits. We work with some of the Country’s biggest brands to ensure that you and your farm family get the best deals possible. A new deal was reached with Stena Line in January. Members can now avail of a 15% discount on any sailing, any time on any Irish route. The Volkswagen group are offering even more savings by implementing limited period offers exclusively for IFA members. We have just launched a new exclusive weather service for IFA members. This service is real time, you speak directly to a weather forecaster and offers you accurate forecasts for your farming area. Find out more on all of our deals and offers as you read this newsletter. We continue to support our IFA branches, discussion groups and leaders within our Association through the IFA Farm Business Skillnet training and development programme. We are delighted to welcome An Post as a new partner of Farm Business Skillnet. In technology, the ifarm app is stronger than ever with in excess of 35,000 farmers using the app to access farming news and weather, market prices, commodity information and much more. Our app store agriapps.ie continues to grow with more relevant apps being added as and when they are available. James Kelly IFA Director of Organisation, Orlagh Ní Stásaigh IFA Marketing Manager, Jer Bergin Chairman of IFA Member Services at the launch of Weather Now.
  • 2. MOBILE Limited Offers €2,500 off the Volkswagen Amarok until March 31st €1,000 off all Skoda models until March 31st An additional €750 off all Seat models until December Great Motor deal for Members Commercial Vehicles * Terms and Conditions Apply * Terms and Conditions Apply Visit your local dealer for more information IFA have partnered with the Volkswagen group to bring members this exclusive offer. Purchase a new car from the Volkswagen group and get €250* off finance packages. IFA has negotiated a great mobile deal with Vodafone that offers IFA Members savings of up to €204* per year plus a range of free smart phones to choose from. IFA are continuously working with the Volkswagen group to offer members enhanced offers through their local dealers. Official Partner MOTOR 10 great reasons to join IFA Mobile! 1. IFA members get the most competitive packages 2. Even if you are currently with Vodafone you are entitled to a discount as an IFA Member. 3. Plans start from as little as €22 per month 4. Save up to €204* per year 5. Endless minutes and texts 6. Data that goes on and on 7. Everything is safe and secure 8. The phone you want, when you want it 9. Friendly experts who are here to help 10. To us you are a valued member of the Association not just a customer  Touch screen: Control everything just by touching the screen. No buttons to break or to get clogged with dirt  Email: Check your email or read documents in the field or on the move  Internet: Surf the web to check the weather, read news and learn about the latest IFA campaigns  iFarm: Farming information and price updates on your phone – text ’iFarm’ followed by your name to 51000 Call us now on 1890 924 852 for more information or visit www.ifamemberservices.ie Find us on Why choose a smartphone? Want a smartphone? Call us to see if you are due an upgrade today! This offer is available on the following brands: • All Volkswagen models • All Seat models • All Volkswagen commercial models • All Skoda models Samsung Galaxy Siii Mini iPhone 5s 16GB Samsung Galaxy S3 4G
  • 3. TELECOM ather nowarming Weather Service weather nowYour Live Farming Weather Service © © Weather now is a Premium Rate Service brought to you by IFA Member Services. 1570 78 77 77 will not exceed a rate of €2.40 per minute. The average live weather update is two minutes. The rate quoted is from a land line and mobile networks may vary in call charges - check with your mobile operator for exact costs. Brought to you by WEATHER • Unlimited Broadband Downloads • Cheaper calls to Mobiles • Longer off-peak hours per second billing • Exceptional Customer Service • There are no hidden extras with IFA Telecom. • When you call you get straight through to us • Excellent record of fault resolution Any return is invested into the IFA’s work in improving the income and conditions for Irish farm families IFA telecom offers the best value when compared to competitors. Here are some reasons why our customers prefer IFA Telecom to other providers... IFA Member Services are all too aware of the impact of weather on farming and the need for a farmer to get an accurate and real time weather forecast from a reliable source. It is for this reason that Member Services established this live farming weather service offering real time forecasting for your area. Call us now on 1890 924 852 for more information or visit www.ifamemberservices.ie Find us on What our customers say... “The customer service is great from IFA Telecom” Ann Marie, Longford “I left another provider to join IFA telecom and I have never looked back” Joe, Carlow IFA launch a New Weather Service Why this service is different... You get to talk to a real person, there is no answering machine and no recorded message. You only pay from the time you talk so there is no money wasting. The service is live so you can get an up to the minute forecast when you call. Unlimited Local and National calls from Only €29 incl vat To get the forecast for your area, simply dial 1570 78 77 77 Dial Weather Now through your ifarm app today
  • 4. Above: Angus Laverty An Post Director of Public Affairs, James Kelly IFA Director of Organisation, Orlagh Ní Stásaigh IFA Marketing Manager at the Launch of the An Post Partnership Above: Kerry Skillnets training 2013 The support of IFA’s Farm Business Skillnet by Member Services will continue in 2014. We are delighted to welcome An Post as a new partner. This support will enable Farm Business Skillnet to deliver a tailored training programme in 2014. The programme will include; • New Branch Chairs by County – Officer Skills • New County Chairs – Leadership and Communication Skills • Training to the National Commodity Committees in their relevant sector • Young Leaders 2014 Training Course • Subsidised training to IFA Members & Discussion Groups – across a variety of areas from IT, Finance, Negotiation skills and much more New Training & Development Programme for 2014 Supported by SMART FARMING FREE On Farm Cost Saving Studies Smart Farming is a cost saving initiative which aims to reduce farm bills and maximise output through better resource management, in areas such as grassland and feed management. A pilot launched in November 2013 identified €5,000 cost savings on farms in the south east. Between April and August 2014 30 discussion groups will have an opportunity to have a FREE on farm cost saving study completed in each group. Are you part of a Discussion group? Register for a FREE on farm cost saving study: smartfarming@ifa.ie or call 01 426 0343 For top-tips to save you money on your feed, fertilizer and energy bills and ways you can reduce waste download the ifarm app. To download text ifarm and your name to 51000. Only 10 spaces available Register now! Are you part of a group that requires training in a specific area? Contact the network manager on 01 4260324 or email skillnet@ifa.ie for further information. For more on Smart Farming, log on to your ifarm app.
  • 5. Castlelyons, Glanbia; Carraigtwohill, Fota Point Enterprise Park; Midleton, Mc Donnells Grain Store, Saleen; Mitchelstown*; Castletownroche, Dairygold (Farrells); Millstreet, Dairygold; Blarney, Dairygold (Co); Cloughduv, Dairygold (Co); Muskerry; Ballinhassig, Dairygold (Co); Minane Bridge, Dairygold; Timoleague, Barryroe (Co); Kanturk*; Lissavaird (Co), Clonakilty; Dunmanway, Murray Bros, Ardcahan (Q); Bantry, Bantry skip hire, Dunbittern East; Donegan Plant Hire, Castletownbere; Macroom*; Skibbereen*; Killeagh, (CCY), Bandon, (CCY); Schull Derryconnell (L); Macroom*; Charleville, Barrett’s Storage. Cahirciveen*; Castlemaine, Kerry (Co); Kenmare*; Rathmore, Cronin’s Old Pit, Killarney, Cronins Pit; Castleisland*; Tralee*; Listowel*; Kilorgan, Hoare’s (Y). Drombane (Co); Nenagh*; Newport*; Borrisoleigh, Tipperary (Co); Thurles*; Templemore*; Roscrea, Riverstores (Old Bacon Factory); Spillane (Q), Ardcroney. Gouldscross, Tipperary (Co); Donohill, Gortdrum Mines; Cahir*; Carrick-on-Suir*; Cashel (RC); Skeheenarinky, O Gorman’s Petrol Station; Drangan, Slievenamon Agri; Clonmel*; Gleeson’s (Q), Laffans Bridge, Gleeson’s (Q), Golden. Tramore (RC); Dungarvan (RC); Dunhill Agri; Lismore (RC); Kinsalebeg, Murty Barons Yard; Tallow, Janeville Grain. Abbeyfeale*; Dromkeen Old Meat Factory; Newcastlewest, Shanahan’s (Q), Barna; Adare, Lynch’s (Q), Kilfinny; Kilmallock Mill Green Industrial Estate; Pallaskenry GAA. Urlingford, Hennessy feeds, Woodsgift; Ballyhale, Glanbia; Kilkenny, Timmy Byrne’s (Y), Ballinalina; Gowran, Eamonn Nolan’s (Y); Callan (Co); Piltown, Glanbia; Ballyragget, Glanbia, Bridge Street; Kilmacow Fuel & Agri; Castlecomer, Nolan’s (Y) Loon. Borris Agri; Tullow, Tom Nolan (Y), Carlow Toughers Carpark; Prodig Attachments; Newtown;, Millford, Doyles (Y). Kilcullen*; Athy Liffey Mills; Rathcoffey Drummonds (Colin Doherty’s); Allen Car Park; Monasterevin, Ballykelly Maltings; Carbury, Matthew Walsh (Y). Lusk, Drummonds (Hartford’s) Ballough, Dublin City Golfcourse, Ballinascorney. Dunleer, Deeside Agri, Richardstown; Townrath, Drummonds; Knockbridge, Drummonds Clones*; Ballybay*; Scotch Corner (L); Maghercloone**, Carrickmacross; Glaslough, McNally’s (Q); Threemilehouse**; Broomfield Agri, Castleblaney. Raphoe*; Milford*; Buncrana, Inishowen (Co); Carndonagh, Inishowen (Co); Ardara**; Newtowncunningham, Clonleigh (Co); Donegal*; Ballyshannon*; Ballybofey*. Drumlish, Mulleadys (CAS); Dromard**, Legga, Moyne; Kilashee**; Granard*; Aughnacliffe**; Ballymahon*; Edgeworthstown, Tinnynarr Cul de Sac. Athleague**;Castlerea, James Fitzgeralds (Y), Carrowbehy; Ballydangan, Duffys; Roscommon (L); Dysart, (CC); Boyle, Drumharlow, (CCY); Elphin*; Rooskey Old Glanbia (Co) Balla*; Swinford, Juliens of Midfield; Belmullet, Old Co-Op; Ballinrobe*; Ballina*; Ballina, Kearneys (Y), Carrowmore, Lacken; Newport, Derrinumera (L); Louisburgh**; Westport, Carrownalurgan, Sean O’Grady’s (Y). Ballymote*; Easky, Flannellys, Finod; Tubbercurry (CAS); Drumcliffe, Seamus Waters, Castletown Carrigallen*; Ballinamore, (CCY); Manorhamilton*; Mohill*; Drumshambo*; Kiltoghert Connaught Gold (Co) Virginia Lisgrey (CCY); Bailieborough (CCY); Kingscourt*; Cavan*; Ballyconnell Huggins (CCY); Ballyjamesduff*; Cootehill Baraghy Quarry (CCY); Dowra*; Glengevlin (CCY). Slane, Shields Plant (Y), Rathdrinagh; Kilcock, Sean Doyle’s, Larchill; Longwood, William Buttimers ; Kells; Navan, Drummonds; Clonee, Drummonds; Trim, RT & C Stores, Ardbraccan, Kilmessan; Drumone Agri (Drummonds); Drummonds Balrath Kells. Stradbally, The Malt House; Portlaoise, Walkers (Y), Clonkeen; Ballinakill*; Mountrath*; Rathdowny, Ossory Showgrounds; Portarlington Gracefield GAA Castlepollard**; Mullingar, Tom Flynn Machinery (Y); Rochfortbridge, Ex-Ascon site, Rhode Rd; Moate Agri; Dublin Rd; Delvin*; Athlone, Colm Steel &Tools, Creggan. Birr, Loughnane Concrete; Banagher Liffey Mills; Cloghan, Gem Hardware, Banagher Rd; Clara Market, Clara; Shinrone Liffey Mills; Tullamore, Fleet Tyres, Cloncollig Ind Est; Tokn Grain Edenderry. Headford*; Tuam*; Mount Bellew*; Loughrea*; Portumna*; Maam Cross*; Athenry*; Ballinasloe*; Clifden*; Gort* Blessington, Hudson Bros (Q); Baltinglass, Ivor Egars Farm, Lackareagh; Roundwood, Fortune Plant Hire, Tomdara; Aughrim, Herbst Group; Carnew, Gardiner Grain; Wicklow Herbst Group; Kilmacanogue, Marrakesh Ltd. Monamolin Buffer Alleys**; Wexford Cooney Furlong Grain; Wellingtonbridge, Wallaces; New Ross*; Enniscorthy*; Clonroche Glanbia; Gorey, Casey Concrete Quilty**; Kilfenora*; Ennistymon*; Ennis*; Scariff*; Kilrush*; Lissycasey Frure**, Labasheeba**; Sixmilebridge*; Inagh (CAS); O’Callaghan’s Mills, Queally’s (Y); O’Brien’s Bridge, Dereen’s (Q). NTH STH SMALL FERTILISER / MEAL BAGS (Incl.BulkLiners) €15 B NETTING & TWINE €15 C BULK FERTILISER / MEAL BAGS (RemoveLiners) €15 A IFFPG BRING-CENTRES 2014in association with Farm Plastics Recycling Ltd. Recycle Silage Plastic ONLY €12 per ½ tonne with label code and a proof of purchase (Invoice/Sales Docket). Please ask your supplier for the IFFPG LABEL Code Number. What else can we Recycle? D DRUMS (TriplerinseDrums) €30 Abbreviations * = Mart ** = GAA (CAS) = Civic Amenity Site (Co) = Co-Op (CCY) = County Council Yard (L) = Landfill (RC) = Recycling Centre (Y) = Yard (Q) = Quarry Call 1890 300 444 or www.farmplastics.ieIFFPG Categories A-C can now be recycled in used Bulk Fertiliser Bags with liners removed. Category D costs €30 per farm plastics recycling bag. Please get from local co-op. Recycling Bags
  • 6. TECHNOLOGY Moreforyou... Save 15% off your next trip! Stena Line is delighted to offer IFA Members a 15% discount on motorist fares to Britain. With more ships and more sailings, that means more choice and flexibility for you with the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company. Make the most of your IFA membership and enjoy great savings on our Economy, Flexi & Premiuim car fares. Don’t delay, book today! Book on stenaline.ie/IFA call 01 204 7777quoting IFA Not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion including Tesco Clubcard tokens. Subject to availability. Biggersavingsin2014! BRITAIN BY CAR Belfast – Cairnryan Belfast – Liverpool Dublin Port – Holyhead Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead Rosslare – Fishguard Moreforyou... Save 15% off your next trip! Stena Line is delighted to offer IFA Members a 15% discount on motorist fares to Britain. With more ships and more sailings, that means more choice and flexibility for you with the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company. Make the most of your IFA membership and enjoy great savings on our Economy, Flexi & Premiuim car fares. Don’t delay, book today! Biggersavingsin2014! BRITAIN BY CAR Belfast – Cairnryan Belfast – Liverpool Dublin Port – Holyhead Dun Laoghaire – Holyhead Rosslare – Fishguard TRAVELPOWER Get your FREE ifarm app today! 1. Text iFarm and your name to 51000 2. Click on the link in the return text NEW Stena Line Deal! IFA has negotiated with Stena Line to bring you a new and improved deal exclusively for IFA members. What’s the deal? • 15% off economy, flexi and premium sailings • Travel any date, any time • Depart from Dublin to Holyhead, Rosslare to Fishguard or Belfast to Cairnryan/ Liverpool • No call centre fees To Book: Visit www.stenaline.ie/ifa Call 01 204 7777 To celebrate this new deal, Stena Line have given us a return trip to Britain for a car and two people. To enter simply answer this question: How much can you now save with Stena Line as an IFA Member? To enter email your answer, name and mobile number to competition@ifa.ie Terms & Conditions apply. We have negotiated a great deal with Bord Gáis Energy for our members. This exclusive deal offers members 10% off energy bills for a period of 18 months and is open to new and existing Bord Gáis Energy customers. Call us now to opt in on 1890 924 852 for more information or visit www.ifamemberservices.ie Find us on Official Partner iFarm is a one stop information source for Irish Farmers. Access National and International farming news, Weather Now, Smart Farming, market commentary, farm directory, discounts and deals on selected products, agri events calendar, calculators, request insurance quotes and converters on your smart phone today. IFA continuously invests in new technology to ensure that members have the most relevant technology resources available to help make life easier in the home and on the farm. Join 35,000 farmers, get your free iFarm app today! Which are the best apps? The Irish Farmers’ Association understands how frustrating it can be to find the apps you need! AgriApps.ie was developed by Irish Farmers for Irish Farmers and aims to bring you the most relevant and useful mobile apps, e-tools and other digital items that can be of use for your farm business. AgriApps currently consists of four categories: Agricultural, Farm business, News & Media and Utilities. COMPETITION Terms and Conditions. Standard text rates apply. App can be used on smartphone only - Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. Have you signed up for our Power Deal yet? ifarm - Investing in new Technology Do you find it difficult to find relevant Farming apps? Lowest standard prices + 10% discount + 18 months + new and existing customers Access agriapps.ie through your ifarm app.