Bank of Ireland lays out risks facing farmers
Lorcan Roche Kelly
Bank reports huge profits, but warns on income and costs for 2024.
27 February 2024 News
Inspections a real source of stress for farmers - Minister
Minister McConalogue has signaled his belief that reducing farm inspections is possible and the change can be brought through in the short term.
26 February 2024 News
McConalogue appeals for CAP funds as EU ag ministers meet in Brussels
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue stressed the need for a simpler and better funded CAP at Monday's EU council of agriculture ministers.
Thousands took to the streets in 'deep frustration' - IFA
The IFA has said that there will have to be a fundamental reset in the way that farm policy is designed and implemented.
2 February 2024 News
Ominous vibes about CAP and Ukraine
EU budget pressures combined with further expansion will further dilute an already watered-down CAP.
22 December 2023 News
Ukraine joining the EU would be a 'huge draw' on the CAP budget
This comes following the European Council's decision last Thursday to open accession negotiations with Ukraine.
20 December 2023 News
Environmental regulation Gorman's immediate priority
"If people think I'm not doing a good job, they need to say it to me, pull my feet back on the ground", says the new IFA president Francie Gorman
13 December 2023 News
Commissioner floats idea of third pillar in next CAP
The EU's farm commissioner sees the need for further CAP funds beyond 2027, particularly for dealing with farm sector crises.
13 December 2023 News
Commission has a vision for farming, but has it the money?
The EU's agricultural outlook conference showed the Commission is on a journey of understanding about the need to support food production in a time of instability, but is it too little too late?
13 December 2023 Dealer
EU needs to tackle concentrating land ownership - Commissioner
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.
11 December 2023 News
Commission President got agriculture the wrong way round
It is a pity that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen didn't deliver this year's speech to the Agriculture Outlook conference at her first conference in 2019.
10 December 2023 News
Next CAP must focus on food security - Taoiseach
The European Commission is already working on proposals for a new CAP after 2027, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.
19 November 2023 News