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Political picture was never as complicated
The Dealer
While party colleagues Chris McManus and Lynn Boylan took opposite sides on the Nature Restoration Law, it seems there is division within most parties on issues that matter to farmers.
28 February 2024 News
Irish MEPs would not save derogation - Markey
The Fine Gael man tells Kildare meeting that a majority of his fellow Irish MEPs would not vote to save the current nitrates derogation.
28 February 2024 News
IFA protests gathering speed
IFA branches are now not only targeting county council buildings, but are also taking to the streets in tractor convoys.
Fine Gael MEPs to back nature restoration law at final hurdle
The party's five MEPs are to vote to pass the final version of the nature restoration law on Tuesday.
27 February 2024 News
Dempsey at Large: a tribute to John Bruton
John Bruton: the enormous attendance at the State funeral from a wide spectrum of the community, conveyed the huge respect and admiration in which he was held.
14 February 2024 Viewpoints
Next general election begins to close in
While Paul Kehoe becomes the latest Fine Gael TD to head for the Dáil's departure lounge, Michael Fitzmaurice is embracing party politics and preparing to serve in Government, with Independent Ireland
14 February 2024 Dealer
Tribute to John Bruton from Phil Hogan
A tribute to former Taoiseach, John Bruton - Phil Hogan, former EU Commissioner.
14 February 2024 Letters
John Bruton was an intellectual powerhouse in politics - Phil Hogan
Former European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan pays tribute to his former party leader John Bruton, who passed away earlier this week.
10 February 2024 Opinion
Phil Hogan takes aim at Government on farmer policies
Not one to miss an opportunity, the former Trade Commissioner sent a shot across the bows at his Fine Gael colleagues, suggesting they are not doing enough for Irish farmers to deliver income sources.
2 February 2024 News
Renewables: what is being built in your area?
The rollout of Ireland’s new decentralised energy system continues at pace, with a flurry of planning applications submitted over the past month. Stephen Robb reports
17 January 2024 Renewables
Opinion: quick guide to the European Parliament
The European Parliament has its own party groupings and an extensive committee structure. Here's a quick guide to its workings.
17 January 2024 Opinion
Opinion: my political awards for 2023
Who were the politicians who most impacted on farming during 2023? How will they fare next year?
28 December 2023 Opinion