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Creed interview: The biggest challenges facing Irish agriculture

Creed interview: The biggest challenges facing Irish agriculture

A little over a year ago, Irish policymakers balked at the idea that the UK could leave the European Union...

EC to open consultation on unfair trading practices in food supply chain

EC to open consultation on unfair trading practices in food supply chain

The European Commission (EC) is set to launch a public consultation on improving the food supply chain – targeted particularly...

UK think tank calls for farm subsidies to be axed after Brexit

UK think tank calls for farm subsidies to be axed after Brexit

Policy Exchange has advised the British government to phase-out direct subsidies and income support for farmers by 2025 – even...

Demand for high welfare meat ‘depends on consumers’ post-Brexit

Demand for high welfare meat ‘depends on consumers’ post-Brexit

Whether or not the UK maintains a good reputation for animal welfare in the production of meat will depend on...

Future agricultural policy ‘must rely on environmental initiatives’

Future agricultural policy ‘must rely on environmental initiatives’

Future agricultural policy must have an environmental and climate change framework in order to be acceptable, according to the Minister of...

Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm sees profits soar 16%

Northern Ireland’s Dale Farm sees profits soar 16%

One of Northern Ireland’s largest agri-food companies, Dale Farm Cooperative, has seen its pre-tax profit increase by 16% to £7.9...

Growth in grocery market slows, but SuperValu retains top spot

Growth in grocery market slows, but SuperValu retains top spot

The value of the grocery market was up 2% to €2.34 billion for the 12 weeks ending July 16, compared...

€10,000 in funding approved for controversial Dublin to Galway greenway

€10,000 in funding approved for controversial Dublin to Galway greenway

Some €11.4 million has been approved for the funding of 219 rural recreational developments around the country, the Department of...

Defra announces £200 million boost for rural broadband and investment

Defra announces £200 million boost for rural broadband and investment

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has unveiled a £200 million (€223 million) package for the...

Irish links to north London horsemeat conviction

Irish links to north London horsemeat conviction

Earlier this week, 55-year-old Cypriot, Andronicos Sideras, was convicted of fraud for trying to pass off horsemeat as beef from...

Kerry farm building levy ‘won’t raise enough for one road’

Kerry farm building levy ‘won’t raise enough for one road’

The money Kerry County Council (KCC) hopes to raise through the introduction of a levy on agricultural developments will not...

Kerry farmer sent to face trial for murder in criminal court

Kerry farmer sent to face trial for murder in criminal court

A 62-year-old Kerry farmer charged with the murder of a neighbouring tillage farmer in April has been sent forward for trial...

Defra creates £230 million fund for CAP penalties

Defra creates £230 million fund for CAP penalties

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set up a fund worth £230 million (€258 million)...

Farmers received €1.8 billion in payments in 2016

Farmers received €1.8 billion in payments in 2016

The total amount of direct payments, including subsidies like the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), paid out to farmers last year...

Complaints over Irish ad declaring dairy as ‘inhumane’ rejected by regulator

Complaints over Irish ad declaring dairy as ‘inhumane’ rejected by regulator

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected complaints relating to an Irish vegan campaign using adverts with the slogan...

Businessman found guilty of fraud in horsemeat scandal

Businessman found guilty of fraud in horsemeat scandal

A businessman has been found guilty of fraud after trying to pass off horsemeat as beef through his north London-based...

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

UK ‘will not dilute food standards’ for US trade deal

The UK will not compromise on animal welfare and environmental standards in any trade agreement reached with the US, according...

Kerry farm building levies ‘will hurt future farmers’

Kerry farm building levies ‘will hurt future farmers’

Kerry County Council has passed a motion to allow a flat rate levy of €4.10/m² to apply to agricultural developments,...