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Citizens’ Assembly on Biodiversity seeks more rural and urban engagement
Noel Bardon
The assembly will work over a six-month period to deliver a series of recommendations to Government on curbing biodiversity loss.
13 May 2022 News
Dáil debate: minister and TDs have their say on farming issues
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, Government and opposition TDs exchanged views on the status of the farm sector in the Dáil on Thursday.
18 April 2022 News
Banks have responsibility to help farmers in fixed milk contracts - ICOS
The Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture met on Wednesday 13 April to discuss the number of dairy farmers contracted into fixed milk price contracts.
Rural people should not be hit by environmentalists’ policies – Jackie Cahill TD
TD Jackie Cahill says he has written to the Taoiseach to outline his concerns on any proposed ban of turf sale and distribution.
13 April 2022 News
Emissions reduction fund needed for Irish farmers, TDs told
Politicians heard that environmental measures for agriculture should not be a simplistic debate that centres on the need to cull the national herd.
25 March 2022 News
TDs told Ireland should increase cattle numbers
More attention needs to be placed on measuring and establishing the correct metrics for bovine emissions, according to Moonsyst International.
24 March 2022 News
Minister to seek Cabinet approval for food ombudsman
The office will be led by a board and will have a chief executive officer.
20 March 2022 News
IFA president Tim Cullinan calls for stronger regulations to protect farmers
Cullinan said spiralling production costs and the dominant position of a small number of retailers were to blame for challenges facing the agricultural sector.
9 March 2022 Community
‘Biggest negative’ retailer impact on food prices is Lidl and Aldi - IFA
Heavy discounters have faced criticism for price promotion practices in the IFA’s address to TDs and Senators.
4 March 2022 News
TB herd categorisation 'the biggest issue for farmers' - TD
Farm organisations told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture that herd categorisation is majorly devaluing herds.
17 February 2022 News
National TB strategy 'an aspirational document' - ICSA
ICSA, Macra and ICMSA addresses the Joint Oireachtas Committee on issues surrounding TB.
17 February 2022 News
IFA to call for urgency in TB eradication plans on front of Oireachtas committee
The IFA will address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on agriculture on the issue of TB eradication.
16 February 2022 News