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Varadkar: Ireland must keep North in single market after Brexit

Varadkar: Ireland must keep North in single market after Brexit

Leo Varadkar, the frontrunner in the Fine Gael leadership race, has said he wants Northern Ireland to remain part of...

May 22, 2017

EU must pull ‘handbrake’ on plunging milk price

EU must pull ‘handbrake’ on plunging milk price

The new chair of ICMSA Dairy Committee has called for a stabilizing mechanism to be introduced for the post-quota EU...

February 9, 2016

Coveney wants immediate clarification on how EU proposals will help Irish farmers

Coveney wants immediate clarification on how EU proposals will help Irish farmers

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, has called for immediate clarification on how a €500 million aid package for European...

September 8, 2015

Coveney expected to ‘crack the whip’ at next Beef Roundtable meeting

Coveney expected to ‘crack the whip’ at next Beef Roundtable meeting

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney may well push to have a number of key recommendations agreed at the next...

July 14, 2015

O Cuiv calls on EU to introduce fair price protection for farmers

O Cuiv calls on EU to introduce fair price protection for farmers

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney dropped the ball in failing to secure a fair price deal for farmers as...

July 9, 2015

Macra calls on Coveney to provide more support for young farmers

Macra calls on Coveney to provide more support for young farmers

Macra na Feirme wants Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney to introduce the proposed collaborative farming scheme immediately, according to the organisation’s...

July 4, 2015

Fianna Fail to launch new agriculture policy document

Fianna Fail to launch new agriculture policy document

Fianna Fail will launch its new farming policy document at this year’s Ploughing Championships, according to the party’s Agriculture Spokesman...

June 22, 2015

Feed industry furious at BSE slur

Feed industry furious at BSE slur

Irish feed compounders are deeply upset at Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney’s inference that contaminated feed may be implemented in the...

June 12, 2015

Coveney admits that BSE case will almost certainly be confirmed next week

Coveney admits that BSE case will almost certainly be confirmed next week

The suspected case of BSE in a Rotbunt dairy cow will, almost certainly, be declared positive next week, according to...

June 12, 2015

ICSA to meet ICBF and Department on beef genomics scheme

ICSA to meet ICBF and Department on beef genomics scheme

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association (ICSA) will meet representatives from ICBF and the Department of Agriculture to discuss...

June 8, 2015

Coveney must act now to support dairy sector

Coveney must act now to support dairy sector

Lakeland Dairies’ CEO Michael Hanley is, quite rightly, calling for dairy intervention prices to be increased with immediate effect. But,...

January 4, 2015

Coveney sets out his stall for the remainder of his term

Coveney sets out his stall for the remainder of his term

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney set out his stall for the rest of his term in recent days. He...

December 22, 2014

Rural Development Plan may not be approved till March – Coveney

Rural Development Plan may not be approved till March – Coveney

Ireland’s Rural Development Programme (RDP) may not be approved until March according to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. On...

December 18, 2014

Coveney called on to open GLAS early, ahead of European agreement

Coveney called on to open GLAS early, ahead of European agreement

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney is being called on to open the new Green Low Carbon Agrienvironmental Scheme (GLAS) ahead...

December 17, 2014

Coveney has no intention to ban factory ownership of feedlots

Coveney has no intention to ban factory ownership of feedlots

The Minister Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he does not intend to prohibit the ownership of feed lots by processors....

December 1, 2014

Coveney launches new social farming handbook

Coveney launches new social farming handbook

A new handbook on social farming launched by Ministers Simon Coveney and Ann Phelan, aims to improve health and support farm diversification....

November 29, 2014

Coveney is misleading the public on environmental impact of dairy expansion – An Taisce

Coveney is misleading the public on environmental impact of dairy expansion – An Taisce

Environmental claims made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney in regard to dairy expansion have been slammed as “inaccurate and misleading”...

November 28, 2014