Colm markey

Brexit fund ‘cash grab’ attempt ‘goes against EU solidarity’ – MEP

Brexit fund ‘cash grab’ attempt ‘goes against EU solidarity’ – MEP

Moves by some EU member states to alter the calculation method for allocating the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve is...

April 13, 2021

Now is a ‘unique opportunity’ to reinvent rural Ireland

Now is a ‘unique opportunity’ to reinvent rural Ireland

The Covid-19 pandemic has “presented a unique opportunity” to reinvent and reimagine rural communities, according to MEP Colm Markey. The...

March 12, 2021

Lifting of tariffs on €422 million worth of Irish agri-food exports lauded

Lifting of tariffs on €422 million worth of Irish agri-food exports lauded

The decision by the EU and US to suspend tariffs relating to the Boeing-Airbus dispute is “welcome news for Irish...

March 8, 2021

EU agri-food promotion policy ‘must not exclude meat’

EU agri-food promotion policy ‘must not exclude meat’

Any attempt to exclude meat products from the EU’s agri-food promotion policy would “be a betrayal of one of Europe’s...

February 25, 2021

Former ministers lined up for agri panel discussions this week

Former ministers lined up for agri panel discussions this week

A number of political heavyweights – including an MEP and two former ministers – will join some high-profile speakers during...

February 23, 2021

US tariffs on some Irish food exports could jump to 50% – MEP

US tariffs on some Irish food exports could jump to 50% – MEP

US tariffs on certain Irish food exports such as butter could jump to 50% if the current EU-US Airbus-Boeing dispute...

January 22, 2021

Biden administration ‘could bring relief to Irish agri-food sector’

Biden administration ‘could bring relief to Irish agri-food sector’

A change in administration in the US “presents an opportunity to reverse the trend of protectionism that has emerged in...

January 12, 2021

Ireland should get ‘lion’s share’ of EU Brexit fund – MEP Markey

Ireland should get ‘lion’s share’ of EU Brexit fund – MEP Markey

Ireland should get two thirds of the €5 billion earmarked for countries most impacted by the UK’s departure from the...

January 8, 2021

Agri-sector challenges top agenda for new MEP Colm Markey

Agri-sector challenges top agenda for new MEP Colm Markey

Brexit readiness for businesses and challenges to the agri-sector are top of agenda for Ireland’s newest MEP Colm Markey, who...

November 20, 2020

Environmental changes have to be incentive-based – Colm Markey

Environmental changes have to be incentive-based – Colm Markey

Newly appointed MEP, Colm Markey, has said that any environmental changes that will affect farmers in Ireland have to be...

September 9, 2020

Louth county councillor and dairy farmer to replace McGuinness as MEP

Louth county councillor and dairy farmer to replace McGuinness as MEP

Louth county councillor, Colm Markey is set to replace Mairéad McGuinness as Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands North-West constituency....

September 8, 2020