Agri-Business

‘CAP is done and dusted’

‘CAP is done and dusted’

The Common Agriculture Reform (CAP) Reform for 2014-2020 is complete and Ireland’s implementation will be finalised within six week.  Speaking...

September 25, 2013

DAS payout of €125m for 60,000 farmers

DAS payout of €125m for 60,000 farmers

Payments under the 2013 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme (DAS) have started issuing on schedule today. “I am particularly pleased to see...

September 25, 2013

Are CAP subsidies making Irish farmers less productive?

Are CAP subsidies making Irish farmers less productive?

COMMENT: Over the course of the year we have seen many strong arguments for maintaining and/or strengthening European Common Agricultural Policy...

September 25, 2013

Plans under way to extend sow welfare scheme

Plans under way to extend sow welfare scheme

The Department of Agriculture is in consultation with the European Commission regarding an extension to the deadline for the completion...

September 25, 2013

Origin revenues rise 5.8 per cent to €1.4bn

Origin revenues rise 5.8 per cent to €1.4bn

Agri-business Origin Enterprises said its revenues for the year to the end of July rose by 5.8 per cent to...

September 25, 2013

Northern Ireland pork exports to China under way

Northern Ireland pork exports to China under way

The View from Northern Ireland: Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill this afternoon met with key Government officials in China to discuss...

September 24, 2013

Generational change key to combat Ireland’s farming imbalance, Minister

Generational change key to combat Ireland’s farming imbalance, Minister

‘Average field gets sold once every 400 years outside a family’ ‘Only six per cent of farms are owned in...

September 23, 2013

Two candidates to contest ICSA presidential election

Two candidates to contest ICSA presidential election

Two candidates have been nominated to contest ICSA Ireland’s forthcoming presidential election, which will take place on Thursday, 12 of December 2013....

September 23, 2013

No arrests yet as cross-border livestock investigation steps up a gear

No arrests yet as cross-border livestock investigation steps up a gear

An Garda Síochána, the PSNI, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Northern Ireland Enforcement team and the Special Investigation...

September 23, 2013

Multimillion agri-food investments set to create 140 jobs

Multimillion agri-food investments set to create 140 jobs

Three Irish agri-food companies are set to create 134 jobs over the next three years, it has been announced this...

September 23, 2013

Thinking outside the box

Thinking outside the box

In an update on the latest packaging innovations for 2013, Bord Bia has identified the latest brands that are using...

September 22, 2013

Limerick man pleads guilty to animal ID offences

Limerick man pleads guilty to animal ID offences

A Limerick man has pleaded guilty to animal movement and ID offences at a sitting of Kilmallock District Court this...

September 20, 2013

UFU president elected to top European position

UFU president elected to top European position

The View from Northern Ireland: Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) President Harry Sinclair has been elected as a vice-president for Europe’s highly...

September 20, 2013

Carving out a niche for the Irish lamb industry

Carving out a niche for the Irish lamb industry

COMMENT: The Irish sheepmeat industry is one of the smaller segments of the Irish agriculture sector, with an annual output...

September 20, 2013

Bioenergy grant scheme open

Bioenergy grant scheme open

The 2014 round of the  Bioenergy Scheme, which grant aids the planting of the energy crops willow and miscanthus, is...

September 20, 2013

Kepak Group to acquire majority shareholding in McCarren & Company

Kepak Group to acquire majority shareholding in McCarren & Company

Subject to Competition Authority approval, Kepak Group is set to acquire a majority shareholding in McCarren & Company in Cavan, the...

September 20, 2013

Aldi strikes gold and wins 12 awards

Aldi strikes gold and wins 12 awards

Aldi Stores Ireland has won more titles than any other retailer in Ireland at the inaugural Irish Quality Food and...

September 19, 2013

Investment in agriculture key to economic recovery, IFA

Investment in agriculture key to economic recovery, IFA

Government support for farmers is key for economic recovery that will drive export growth and job creation. This is according...

September 19, 2013