Climate and environment
Rural TDs on the sectoral emissions target for agriculture
Barry Murphy
The Irish Farmers Journal has sought the opinion of a range of TDs as to what the exact carbon reduction sectoral target for farming should be. Pat O'Toole and Barry Murphy report.
18 June 2022 Opinion
Opinion: the centre must hold
Matthew McConaughay is right, the polarisation of politics only hurts the people in the end - farmers among them.
17 June 2022 News
MEP reiterates Macra calls for more young farmer supports
MEP Chris MacManus has urged the Commission to push Ireland into bettering its young farmer supports in the CAP strategic plan.
Ireland still a ‘net exporter’ of peat – Minister Hackett
Fruit growers’ difficulties in sourcing supplies of horticultural-grade peat since the scaling back of the peat extraction sector was debated in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday.
15 June 2022 News
Diesel rebate needed for farm contractors - Matt Carthy TD
Farm contractors carry out the exact same work as farmers, the Sinn Féin TD argues.
10 June 2022 News
Weekly podcast: CAP funding, Sinn Féin farming vote and deer issues
Should farmers be paid more through CAP and does the EU want livestock farming to reduce? More farmers say they’d now vote for Sinn Féin and deer are causing havoc on farms in Galway.
3 June 2022 News
Voting preferences of farmers revealed
An Irish Farmers Journal survey has revealed what way farmers would vote in a general election.
1 June 2022 News
Sinn Féin farmer vote surge has room to grow
Fine Gael is haemorrhaging votes and needs to stop the bleeding, while Fianna Fail can't seem to heal the wounds of the last decade.
1 June 2022 News
Minister defends CAP consultation process
The CAP strategic plan, still open to amendments, is awaiting approval from the European Commission before schemes can be finalised.
26 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.
13 May 2022 News
Rural Independents’ Dáil motion on ‘axe the carbon tax’ fails
A motion brought forward by rural independent TDs that sought to abolish the carbon tax failed in its objective.
28 April 2022 News
In full: NI Assembly election agri questions
Here are the full responses from political parties in Northern Ireland to our agri election questions.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland