CAP Reform

New DAFM modelling exercise on CAP conditions called for

New DAFM modelling exercise on CAP conditions called for

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has been called on to conduct a new modelling exercise reflecting...

July 9, 2021

Minister Charlie McConalogue post CAP agreement interview

Minister Charlie McConalogue post CAP agreement interview

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue believes that he brought the best possible Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)...

July 7, 2021

Minister ‘must use transition period to begin road’ towards fairer payments

Minister ‘must use transition period to begin road’ towards fairer payments

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been urged to “begin the long road towards a fairer...

July 7, 2021

CAP deal: What are the changes to conditions for payment?

CAP deal: What are the changes to conditions for payment?

Under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) deal agreed last week, some changes were made to the land conditions farmers must...

July 1, 2021

CAP: What’s the deal with eco-schemes?

CAP: What’s the deal with eco-schemes?

The deal on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has received extensive coverage since it was agreed last...

June 30, 2021

‘Consultation needed before decisions on convergence’

‘Consultation needed before decisions on convergence’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has said that consultation will be needed with stakeholders before he...

June 30, 2021

CAP deal a divisive issue for farm organisations

CAP deal a divisive issue for farm organisations

Following the provisional agreement on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) last week and its acceptance by agriculture ministers yesterday (Monday,...

June 29, 2021

CAP deal ‘will deliver for farmers and environment’ – MEP

CAP deal ‘will deliver for farmers and environment’ – MEP

The largely mixed reaction to the agreement on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that was confirmed last...

June 29, 2021

Ireland ‘must use CAP flexibility to improve distribution’

Ireland ‘must use CAP flexibility to improve distribution’

Following the agreement of a deal on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) last Friday (June 25), Ireland is being called...

June 28, 2021

EU Agriculture ministers accept CAP deal

EU Agriculture ministers accept CAP deal

EU agriculture ministers have accepted the provisional deal struck last Friday (June 25) on the key elements of the Common...

June 28, 2021

Minister must ‘bite the bullet and get convergence done’

Minister must ‘bite the bullet and get convergence done’

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue is being called on to “bite the bullet and get convergence...

June 28, 2021

Council of agriculture ministers meets to debate CAP deal

Council of agriculture ministers meets to debate CAP deal

The Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU, bringing together agriculture ministers from the 27 member states, will meet today...

June 28, 2021

Macra shifts CAP focus for young farmers from Brussels to Dublin

Macra shifts CAP focus for young farmers from Brussels to Dublin

Macra na Feirme national president John Keane has said he is disappointed at the “lack of ambition” at EU level...

June 27, 2021

CAP reaction: ‘All this talk of ecology is codology if farm is not viable’

CAP reaction: ‘All this talk of ecology is codology if farm is not viable’

As a provisional deal was reached today on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), more reactions are filtering through this...

June 25, 2021

CAP: What are the key points that have been agreed?

CAP: What are the key points that have been agreed?

Earlier today it was confirmed that the trilogue on reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) had resulted in a...

June 25, 2021

CAP: Agreement on key points reached

CAP: Agreement on key points reached

Agreement has been reached on key points in the trilogue on the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reforms in Brussels, Agriland...

June 25, 2021

CAP: Renewed talks get underway today

CAP: Renewed talks get underway today

Further talks on the future of Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) got underway shortly before 2:00p.m this afternoon to try and...

June 24, 2021

‘Sold a pup’: Farmers in west ‘lose out’ under current CAP

‘Sold a pup’: Farmers in west ‘lose out’ under current CAP

Farmers in western counties such as Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal and Roscommon are all losing out under current payments made through...

June 17, 2021