How will UK trade agreements affect Irish farmers?
Phelim O'Neill
UK trade agreements have a major knock-on effect on Irish farmers because as well as extra competition in the UK, there is potentially more UK competition in EU markets.
22 March 2023 News
Where does the Irish Government stand on Mercosur?
With a new president in Brazil, the EU is open to pushing on with the Mercosur deal and the Irish Government will have to decide its position on ratifying.
21 March 2023 News
Minister must stop 'tiptoeing' around any reheated Mercosur deal – ICMSA
ICMSA is strongly against any version of the agreement that does not tie South American food exports to the same standards in the EU.
Grass-based farms set to be excluded from EU permit system
Extensive production is defined as farms “where the stocking density is less than 2LU/ha used only for grazing or growing fodder or forage used for feeding the animals”.
20 March 2023 News
Grass-based farms look set to escape stringent EU permit rules
Details should emerge on EU Environment ministers' views on farm licensing plans later this week.
16 March 2023 News
Getting through a Quality Assurance inspection
Damien Murray, Origin Green Standards Co-Coordinator, explains what farmers need to do to be part of the Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) - A step by step guide.
Calls for Irish submissions on new EU Protein Strategy
Irish stakeholders are invited to make submissions to the new proposed EU Protein Strategy.
15 March 2023 News
Italian fraudsters accused of claiming farm payments
There were no specific mentions of conflicts of interest or a misappropriation of farm payments in Ireland in the audit report.
15 March 2023 News
EU to monitor and collect fertiliser price data
The first meeting of the new Fertiliser Market Observatory is expected by June 2023.
15 March 2023 News
Non-tariff trade barriers create invisible wall between UK and EU
Sorting out the protocol and the trade and co-operation agreement is the least-bad Brexit outcome.
12 March 2023 News
Creosote alternative not there in quantity required to fulfil demand
James Geoghegan, who imports and distributes creosote fencing materials, told the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on Wednesday that there is no alternative product lined up for the Irish market to replace creosote.
9 March 2023 News
The Windsor Framework - green lanes and brakes
All in all, the Windsor Framework is a good day’s work. It happened because there was mutual respect between Rishi Sunak and his EU counterparts.
8 March 2023 Viewpoints