Budget

Irish MEP urges Poland and Hungary to back down in EU budget row

Irish MEP urges Poland and Hungary to back down in EU budget row

Dublin MEP Ciarán Cuffe says Poland and Hungary should back down in the row with the EU over the budget....

November 30, 2020

Budget 2021: DAFM given increased budget for Brexit, ombudsman and schemes

Budget 2021: DAFM given increased budget for Brexit, ombudsman and schemes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been allocated an increased budget to tackle challenges next year under...

October 13, 2020

€177 million in 2019 payroll costs at Department of Agriculture

€177 million in 2019 payroll costs at Department of Agriculture

More than €177 million was spent on staff payroll costs at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in...

September 16, 2020

IFA discusses pre-budget submission with finance minister

IFA discusses pre-budget submission with finance minister

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has held an online meeting with the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, the Minister for Public...

September 14, 2020

‘Debates concerning our proposals are just starting’ – Juncker

‘Debates concerning our proposals are just starting’ – Juncker

Today proposals surrounding the EU’s multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for the seven-year period – 2021 to 2027 – were unveiled...

May 2, 2018

Budget Oversight Committee: ‘Ireland paying disproportionate amount to EU budget’

Budget Oversight Committee: ‘Ireland paying disproportionate amount to EU budget’

Ireland must defend agricultural subsidies and limit increases in Irish contributions as the European Union’s next long-range budget plan takes...

May 2, 2018

Budget ‘encouraging’ but longer term decisions are needed

Budget ‘encouraging’ but longer term decisions are needed

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Barclay Bell has said the recently announced 2018-19 budget allocation for the Department of Agriculture, Environment...

March 14, 2018

‘Cutting CAP funding would devastate Irish agriculture’ – ICOS

‘Cutting CAP funding would devastate Irish agriculture’ – ICOS

Any cuts to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding are strongly opposed by the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS). Both the...

February 23, 2018

EU budget: ‘We should not be trying to fool anyone’

EU budget: ‘We should not be trying to fool anyone’

Labour TD Willie Penrose has serious concerns regarding how the deficit in the EU budget will be filled following the...

February 22, 2018

‘Slashing the CAP budget is not the way forward’

‘Slashing the CAP budget is not the way forward’

Slashing the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not the way forward, according to Irish MEP and the first vice-president of...

February 19, 2018

Mooted 30% CAP budget cut ‘would shut down agriculture’

Mooted 30% CAP budget cut ‘would shut down agriculture’

Proposals of a suggested 30% cut to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget “would shut down agriculture and rural Ireland”,...

February 14, 2018

Stormont stalemate: Financial pressures mount on the hill

Stormont stalemate: Financial pressures mount on the hill

It looks increasingly likely that December’s emergency budget drafted for Stormont will be put into action, as civil servants call...

February 3, 2018

‘We can’t spend the same money twice’ – Creed clarifies underspend

‘We can’t spend the same money twice’ – Creed clarifies underspend

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s underspend in 2017 was passionately defended by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...

January 24, 2018

Agriculture ‘undoubtedly side-lined’ without working Executive

Agriculture ‘undoubtedly side-lined’ without working Executive

It’s feared that a disappointing budget for rural dwellers and farmers could be a sign of things to come post-Brexit...

November 24, 2017

Agriculture spending slashed by £6 million as NI emergency budget made law

Agriculture spending slashed by £6 million as NI emergency budget made law

Agriculture has become the biggest loser in the emergency budget for Northern Ireland proposed by Secretary of State James Brokenshire....

November 16, 2017

Creed lauds stamp duty amendments that ‘protect farm families’

Creed lauds stamp duty amendments that ‘protect farm families’

Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the removal of the 67-year age limit on stamp duty consanguinity relief for inter-family farm transactions,...

October 20, 2017

‘Stamp duty changes causing land sales standstill nationwide’

‘Stamp duty changes causing land sales standstill nationwide’

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice says removing the age rule on consanguinity relief will “only solve a fraction of the problems”...

October 18, 2017

Stamp duty: Inter-family age limit to be abolished

Stamp duty: Inter-family age limit to be abolished

All family farm transactions are to be protected from the much-publicised budgetary trebling of stamp duty from 2% to 6%,...

October 18, 2017