Level playing field needed in trade deals for farmers – McConalogue
Amy Forde
Minister McConalogue called on the European Commission to ensure robust commitments on environmental compliance regarding the Mercosur agreement.
19 March 2023 News
German farm minister 'optimistic' Mercosur deal can be done
A trade agreement between Brazil and Brussels grows nearer, as Europe looks to support the new government of Lula da Silva.
8 March 2023 News
IFA meet with EU Commission on nitrates
The IFA delegation met with the head of the nitrates section in the European Commission on the subject of Ireland's derogation
Tax sprays to fund farmers cutting pesticide use, MEPs told
An MEP's report called for more ambitious legally-binding spray reduction targets than had been sought by the Commission in its initial report.
3 March 2023 News
Minister, factories and Bord Bia lambasted at ICSA sheep protest
ICSA members gathered at Dáil Eireann and the Department of Agriculture on Tuesday 28 February to seek financial support for the crisis facing the sheep sector.
28 February 2023 News
New forestry planting applications not being accepted, claims SEEFA
Latest block in forestry planting has been blamed on the Department of Agriculture's failure to get the new forestry programme approved.
15 February 2023 News
Herd size limit on TAMS parlours ‘defies logic’ – Markey
The midlands-northwest MEP urged the Department to reconsider cow limits on parlours in the new TAMS.
14 February 2023 News
EU Commission takes issue with new €1.3bn Forestry Programme
Brussels claimed the new national forestry plan failed to “sufficiently address” various environmental concerns.
1 February 2023 News
European agriculture ministers advise against animal transport ban
A meeting of EU agriculture ministers on Monday saw member states call for an impact assessment of any European Commission proposals for animal welfare regulation changes.
30 January 2023 News
Commission pulls Ireland up on environment rules
Ireland has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for allegedly falling short of regulations contained in the EU water framework directive into national law.
Bantry bay beef bound for Brussels butcher
Angus and Hereford beef from the shores of Bantry Bay is now available to Belgian consumers thanks to one ambitious west Cork family.
18 January 2023 Dealer
€186m announced for promotion of sustainable EU food
The funding will be split almost equally for the promotion of EU food to EU consumers and those further afield.
16 January 2023 News