Agri Politics

Agriculture emissions target lacks ‘climate justice’

Agriculture emissions target lacks ‘climate justice’

The news that agriculture must reduce its emissions by 21 -30% by 2030 lacks climate justice, according to Macra na Feirme.   The organisation...

October 18, 2021

Hedgerows ‘highly unlikely’ to be included in carbon calculations this year

Hedgerows ‘highly unlikely’ to be included in carbon calculations this year

Carbon sequestration in hedgerows is ‘highly unlikely’ to be included in carbon sequestration calculations this year, according to independent TD...

October 18, 2021

‘Higher investment’ needed in ag sector to meet climate targets

‘Higher investment’ needed in ag sector to meet climate targets

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that it will be almost “impossible to meet the agriculture...

October 17, 2021

Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions reduction target for agriculture to be 21%-30%

Emissions from agriculture in Ireland will have to be reduced by between 21% and 30% by 2030, Agriland understands. Under...

October 16, 2021

Budget: €205 million funding between Teagasc and Bord Bia

Budget: €205 million funding between Teagasc and Bord Bia

Teagasc and Bord Bia were allocated combined funding of €205 million in Budget 2022 this week. Teagasc’s share of the...

October 15, 2021

McConalogue must deliver on key issues as ‘farmer anger on the ground is building’

McConalogue must deliver on key issues as ‘farmer anger on the ground is building’

Charlie McConalogue’s tenure as agriculture minister “will be judged on how the government delivers” on key issues as “farmer anger...

October 15, 2021

Irish live animal exports come under intense scrutiny in EU – MEP

Irish live animal exports come under intense scrutiny in EU – MEP

Fianna Fáil MEP, Billy Kelleher, has said that the Irish industry for live animal exports is coming under intense scrutiny...

October 14, 2021

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

Importing peat ‘an Irish solution to an Irish problem’

As a result of the restrictions on peat harvesting, “we are seeing what can be only described as ‘an Irish...

October 14, 2021

NI Protocol: EU proposes ‘express lane’ for goods going between GB and NI

NI Protocol: EU proposes ‘express lane’ for goods going between GB and NI

The European (EU) Commission has put forward four proposals regarding to the future of the Northern Ireland Protocol, which include...

October 14, 2021

First set of climate regulations approved bringing carbon budgets closer

First set of climate regulations approved bringing carbon budgets closer

This week, the government approved the first set of climate regulations, along with appointing four new members to the Climate...

October 13, 2021

Hackett to publish ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly

Hackett to publish ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly

Minister of State Pippa Hackett has said that she will be publishing an ‘Action Plan for Organics’ shortly. The plan...

October 13, 2021

Lack of ‘just transition’ in Budget 2022 is a ‘warning’ to all farmers

Lack of ‘just transition’ in Budget 2022 is a ‘warning’ to all farmers

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’ Association (INHFA) has expressed major disappointment about Budget 2022 details outlined by Minister for...

October 13, 2021

EU to hold conference on Northern Ireland Protocol later today

EU to hold conference on Northern Ireland Protocol later today

Vice president of the European (EU) Commission, Maros Sefcovic, will hold a press conference later today on the topic of...

October 13, 2021

McConalogue: ‘This budget protects family farm income’

McConalogue: ‘This budget protects family farm income’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has said that today’s announcement of Budget 2022 “protects family farm...

October 12, 2021

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

Beef Plan Movement: Gas from grass is the future

The Beef Plan Movement (BPM) wants the government to allow full rollover relief for the purposes of farmer investment in...

October 12, 2021

Budget 2022: ‘Low-cost finance scheme for farmers needed’

Budget 2022: ‘Low-cost finance scheme for farmers needed’

A low-cost finance scheme for farmers needs to be included in Budget 2022 when it is announced today (Tuesday, October...

October 12, 2021

Opposition parties call for ‘significant shifts’ towards sustainable policy in budget

Opposition parties call for ‘significant shifts’ towards sustainable policy in budget

Opposition parties have launched their ‘alternative’ budgets ahead of Budget 2022 tomorrow, with proposals ranging from a €300 suckler cow...

October 11, 2021

IFA rallies: Cullinan warns farmer anger is growing

IFA rallies: Cullinan warns farmer anger is growing

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has said yesterday’s four regional rallies will have sent a clear message to...

October 9, 2021