European Commission proposes to cut some farm inspections by 50%
Caitríona Morrissey
The move will be discussed by agriculture ministers from across the EU at next week’s Council of Agriculture Ministers on 26 February.
21 February 2024 News
Polish farmer border blockade intensifies
Poland, Greece, Italy, the Czech Republic and Wales, as well as Ireland, are among the countries where farmer protest were held this week.
21 February 2024 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: what should a modern CAP look like?
While an emergency grouping to advise the Commission has been set up, more is needed.
Opinion: the irresistible force versus the immovable object
While the European Commission is an all-powerful machine at the heart of the EU, used to telling everyone what to do, farmers are now telling them to take a step back.
18 February 2024 Opinion
IFA warns losing derogation would hit climate targets
Leaving dairy farmers at 170kg N/ha could scupper the State's forestry and organics targets, the IFA has told the Oireachtas agriculture committee.
15 February 2024 News
The derogation needs a backstop
Aidan Brennan argues that a crash-out derogation scenario needs to be taken off the table when it comes to nitrates.
14 February 2024 News
Brussels proposals 'devoid of logic' – McDonald
The IFA director said that the European Commission is further from the farm than ever before, fuelling farmer frustration.
14 February 2024 News
Officials confirm clarification on nitrates derogation
Officials from the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc have confirmed that the process of securing a derogation at the next review will require improvements in water quality.
7 February 2024 News
Have EU farm protests delivered?
We need a much more holistic debate at a national and EU level, rather than slamming farmers with regulations that pinpoint only small sub-sections unfairly.
7 February 2024 Viewpoints
Tightening EU regulations under fire at ICSA AGM
Farmers were heavily critical of EU Green Deal and the power of Brussels in Irish farming policy at the ICSA's annual conference last week.
7 February 2024 News
The path of trade deals and environmental legislation remains fixed
The future of farming still looks like more competition and more regulation.
7 February 2024 News
MEPs' vote to allow gene-edited varieties welcomed by IFA
IFA grain chair Kieran McEvoy stated that new genomic techniques could leave farmers better able to face up to coming challenges of disease and climate pressures.
7 February 2024 News