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Minister Simon Coveney

We nearly had a general election. And over what? Water charges. Something us rural dwellers have been paying for years.
By The Dealer on 13 April 2017
More low-cost finance needed, hen harrier scheme movement, forestry advice and nitrates review begins.
By Contributor on 09 March 2017
Ministers 'out of touch' with no slurry extension - McConalogue
Fianna Fáil's Charlie McConalogue has said more flexibility is required around the closed period for spreading slurry.
By Peter McCann on 14 October 2016
Time is running out for farmers to have their slurry spread, with an extension to the deadline now looking unlikely.
By Patrick Donohoe on 13 October 2016
Farmers in the west are hanging hopes on getting an extension to the slurry spreading deadline.
By Patrick Donohoe on 06 October 2016
Coveney at Ploughing: we need to help farmers post-Brexit
Former agriculture minister Simon Coveney has said the government needs to help farmers through any difficulties that may arise from Brexit.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 20 September 2016
Douglas Fannin, a farmer from Co Cavan, is still awaiting the compensation that the Public Accounts Committee says is owed to him by the Government for TB reactor animals taken from his farm in 2009.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 29 July 2016
Meeting with Commissioner, Ulster Bank loans, littering, glyphosate, road safety.
By on 02 June 2016
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: Wednesday 25 May
Good morning. In the news today: family farm incomes up 6% in 2015, Grove Farm sale cleared, IFA second most active agricultural lobbying group after Ibec, and ASAI dismisses complaint by Burger King.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 May 2016
Coveney: 99% of 2015 BPS applicants have been paid
Acting Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has clarified why some farmers are still experiencing delays in relation to their BPS and GLAS payments.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 28 April 2016
Calls for early opening and no limit on numbers participating in the scheme.
By Paul Mooney on 14 April 2016
The suggestion was made at a meeting with farm organisations last Wednesday following the exhaustion of National Reserve funding for this year.
By Amy McShane on 12 April 2016
Milk supply control debate rages on
The French government and the IFA have publicised opposite views on the option of milk supply control measures opened by last week’s Council of EU agriculture ministers.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 March 2016
No fertiliser respite for farmers as Commission allows state aids for dairy sector in renationalisation of CAP.
By Jack Kennedy on 17 March 2016
Irish dairy farmers will not be offered proposed voluntary measures that would see them paid to lower milk production, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney told the Irish Farmers Journal.
By Jack Kennedy on 14 March 2016
As farm incomes crash around Europe, tractors converged on the venue of Monday's meeting of the Council of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels. Meanwhile, intense lobbying got under way.
By on 17 March 2016
Hogan supports 'voluntary agreements' to curb milk supply
Addressing EU agriculture ministers in Brussels this Monday, European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said he was prepared to allow milk producers to adopt their own measures to limit production.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 August 2016
Glanbia have developed a loan model for dairy suppliers that matches repayments to milk price and production patterns
By Pat O'Toole on 10 March 2016
As dairy farmers continue to grapple with sluggish markets, the Minister for Agriculture has called a meeting of the Dairy Forum.
By Jack Kennedy on 03 March 2016
The Dealer noted with interest a comment made by our outgoing Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney during the Irish Farmers Journal live debate last week.
By The Dealer on 25 February 2016
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