Dáil Éireann

Forestry in Ireland ‘not sustainable due to lack of incentives’

Forestry in Ireland ‘not sustainable due to lack of incentives’

A TD has argued that the type of forestry carried out in Ireland is “not environmentally sustainable” due to a...

November 17, 2021

‘Unacceptable’ that CAP negotiations will not be voted on in Dáil

‘Unacceptable’ that CAP negotiations will not be voted on in Dáil

Irish government negotiations with the European Commission on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must have proper Dáil...

April 26, 2021

‘Consistent erosion of working conditions means farming families fall below poverty line’

‘Consistent erosion of working conditions means farming families fall below poverty line’

“The consistent erosion of working conditions means that many farming and fishing families fall below the poverty line,” according to...

October 2, 2020

‘We cannot sort out housing crisis if we have no timber to make roofs’ – McGrath

‘We cannot sort out housing crisis if we have no timber to make roofs’ – McGrath

“We cannot build and sort out our housing crisis in any way if we have not the timber to make...

October 1, 2020

Minister Cowen spells out the facts in Dáil address

Minister Cowen spells out the facts in Dáil address

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Barry Cowen made a statement to the Dáil yesterday evening, Tuesday, July 7,...

July 8, 2020

Cork TD appointed Labour spokesperson for agriculture

Cork TD appointed Labour spokesperson for agriculture

Labour TD for Cork East Sean Sherlock has been appointed as his party’s spokesperson on agriculture and the marine. The...

July 7, 2020

Rural biases in Irish politics ‘extend beyond cabinet’

Rural biases in Irish politics ‘extend beyond cabinet’

The decision to leave large parts of rural Ireland without a vote at the cabinet table “may well be a...

June 30, 2020

33rd Dáil to assemble today as 2 notable votes to take place

33rd Dáil to assemble today as 2 notable votes to take place

TDs elected to the 33rd Dáil Éireann will assemble in Leinster House today, Thursday, February 20, for the first time since General...

February 20, 2020

‘Mercosur will significantly reduce barriers to trade’ – Humphreys

‘Mercosur will significantly reduce barriers to trade’ – Humphreys

The Government committed to undertake full economic and environmental sustainability assessments of the Mercosur agreement. The Department of Jobs, Enterprise...

September 23, 2019

Government ‘asleep at the wheel’ as beef sector plunged into crisis

Government ‘asleep at the wheel’ as beef sector plunged into crisis

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has cautiously welcomed the beef agreement that was tabled after marathon talks last weekend. However,...

September 22, 2019

Improving access to, and affordability of, farm advisory services

Improving access to, and affordability of, farm advisory services

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020 proposals make it compulsory for EU member states to provide farm advisory services on...

September 21, 2019

New Sinn Féin agri spokesperson in frontbench shake-up

New Sinn Féin agri spokesperson in frontbench shake-up

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has appointed a new spokesperson for agriculture following the announcement of a shake-up to...

July 5, 2019

759 appeals under ANC scheme received by department of agriculture

759 appeals under ANC scheme received by department of agriculture

759 appeals have been received by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the Areas of Natural Constraint...

June 30, 2019

‘No one is making money – it’s only who is losing the least’

‘No one is making money – it’s only who is losing the least’

A TD has said in the Dáil this evening (Wednesday, March 27) that no farmer in the Irish beef sector...

March 27, 2019

Macra sets out its stall for General Election

Macra sets out its stall for General Election

With election fever starting to take hold, Macra na Feirme has released its 2016 manifesto to political parties and Dáil...

February 2, 2016