Colm markey

MEP claims Lough Funshinagh can be de-designated as SAC

MEP claims Lough Funshinagh can be de-designated as SAC

An Irish MEP has claimed that guidance from the European Union has suggested that the de-designation of Lough Funshinagh as...

July 4, 2022

MEP opens major EU agriculture conference in Cork

MEP opens major EU agriculture conference in Cork

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey is today (Tuesday, June 28) opening a major EU agriculture conference in Co. Cork. More...

June 28, 2022

Rural Ireland ‘left behind by Dublin-centric transport policies’ – MEP

Rural Ireland ‘left behind by Dublin-centric transport policies’ – MEP

Rural Ireland is being “left behind” by transport policies that are focussed on Dublin and the surrounding area, according to...

June 27, 2022

Alternative ways urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine – MEP

Alternative ways urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine – MEP

Alternative ways are urgently needed to get wheat out of Ukraine, either by road or rail, as Russia cannot be...

May 30, 2022

Putin would be only winner if UK tears up NI Protocol – MEP

Putin would be only winner if UK tears up NI Protocol – MEP

A negotiated solution between the UK and the European Union is the only way to resolve the impasse on the...

May 18, 2022

Irish farming ‘in strong position’ if water quality can be ensured – MEP

Irish farming ‘in strong position’ if water quality can be ensured – MEP

Irish farming would be in “strong position” versus farming in other EU countries if the water quality issue could be...

May 16, 2022

Food shortages could trigger new wave of migration to Europe – MEP

Food shortages could trigger new wave of migration to Europe – MEP

An Irish MEP believes that food shortages, caused by the war in Ukraine, could lead to a new wave of...

May 11, 2022

EU emissions proposal is ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ for farmers – MEP

EU emissions proposal is ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ for farmers – MEP

The European Commission’s proposal to update the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) will do little to address environmental challenges, according to...

April 6, 2022

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

MEP ‘alarmed’ by proposed extension of EU emissions directive

An Irish MEP said that he is “alarmed” by reports that the EU Commission may extend the scope of the...

April 5, 2022

CAP strategic plan amendments should be considered – MEP

CAP strategic plan amendments should be considered – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) strategic plans should be considered in light...

March 15, 2022

Some EU climate targets for farmers must be postponed – MEP

Some EU climate targets for farmers must be postponed – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that some climate change targets set by the European Union for the agriculture sector should...

March 10, 2022

More CAP flexibility needed to ensure food security – MEP

More CAP flexibility needed to ensure food security – MEP

An Irish MEP has said that more flexibility will be needed under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to offset the...

March 9, 2022

Farmland video: Carbon sequestration must be separate to eco scheme

Farmland video: Carbon sequestration must be separate to eco scheme

Farmers will end up “doing more work for the same money” if carbon sequestration and carbon farming gets subsumed into...

March 1, 2022

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Farmland Episode 1 2022

Farmland Episode 1 2022

Agriland editor Stella Meehan discusses the CAP and carbon farming with MEP Colm Markey, takes a trip to Dubai to...

March 1, 2022

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

Carbon farming: Floor price needed to incentivise trading

A panel discussion on the opportunities of carbon farming was held this week (Tuesday, February 1, 2022) in the European...

February 2, 2022

Remote working to ‘completely revive’ rural Ireland – MEP

Remote working to ‘completely revive’ rural Ireland – MEP

Remote and hybrid working options have the potential to “completely revive” rural Ireland, Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands North...

January 25, 2022

Markey supports measures to ‘get tough with laggards’ but transport ban ‘unworkable’

Markey supports measures to ‘get tough with laggards’ but transport ban ‘unworkable’

Fine Gael MEP, Colm Markey, has urged his colleagues in the European Parliament to reject proposals to, effectively, ban the...

January 19, 2022

EU parliament hears that Irish farmers need interventions due to Brexit

EU parliament hears that Irish farmers need interventions due to Brexit

Irish Farmers’ Associstion (IFA) president, Tim Cullinan, addressed the members of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development...

December 10, 2021