EU needs to tackle concentrating land ownership - Commissioner
Noel Bardon
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski wants more supports for small farmers and a mandatory cap on direct payments, which is already in play in Ireland.
6 December 2023 News
Commission looks to reset relations with farmers
A strategic dialogue involving farmers, processors and retailers, as well as environmental and animal welfare groups, will be launched in January.
4 December 2023 News
Farm groups ‘most effective’ lobbyists in Europe - Kelleher
Billy Kelleher MEP has argued that farming organisations' focus on Brussels puts them ahead of other lobby groups when it comes to influencing EU legislation.
UK could do more for food exports, MPs told
A committee of MPs has been told that much more could be done to remove trade barriers for UK agri food exporters.
22 November 2023 Northern Ireland
Opinion: What Commissioner Sinkevicius needs to do next
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the implications of the reduction in the derogation and outlines key areas where Commissioner Sinkevicius can take action.
18 November 2023 Management
Nature Restoration Law is 'dynamite for peatlands'
Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice claimed that “50,000ha of drained peatlands will have to be restored" by 2050 under the new law.
15 November 2023 News
Can Ireland change the commissioner's mind on the derogation?
The visit to Ireland by Virginijius SInkivicius has taken on huge importance, but the message he will hear needs to be less disjointed.
15 November 2023 Dealer
Final EU nature restoration law agreed in Brussels
Rewetting targets are included in the final text of the law, despite MEPs voting for this article to be dropped.
10 November 2023 Climate and environment
McConalogue asked Brussels to delay derogation cut
The Minister expressed serious reservations regarding the proposed derogation cuts in a letter to the European Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius.
9 November 2023 News
Calls for Commission to engage with stakeholders on nature restoration law
The nature restoration law will have a major impact on farming and our rural communities, the INHFA has said.
9 November 2023 News
Commission received no proposals from Ireland on derogation flexibility - IFA
The IFA delegation met with the European Commissioner for the Environment in Brussels on Wednesday.
9 November 2023 News
Six-month delay to derogation cut possible
Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevicius met with Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey on Monday, where he offered a chink of light to farmers who face culling some of their herd in January.
8 November 2023 News