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ICMSA to TDs: ‘Current policy represents disastrous threat to farming’

ICMSA to TDs: ‘Current policy represents disastrous threat to farming’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has written a letter to all TDs claiming that current government policy represents...

October 11, 2021

Another milestone for climate bill as amendments passed in Dáil

Another milestone for climate bill as amendments passed in Dáil

The climate bill has hit another milestone tonight as it nears the end of its Oireachtas journey. The Dáil has...

July 14, 2021

Rural Independents: TDs ‘have turned their backs on family farms’

Rural Independents: TDs ‘have turned their backs on family farms’

TDs have “turned their backs on rural Ireland and on family farms” by voting through the Climate Action Bill, the...

June 17, 2021

Food Ombudsman to operate ‘within existing failing frameworks’

Food Ombudsman to operate ‘within existing failing frameworks’

The impending National Food Ombudsman will operate “within existing failing frameworks”, according to Cork South-West TD Holly Cairns. There have...

May 27, 2021

Ensuring economic welfare of beef farmers requires ‘whole-of-government approach’

Ensuring economic welfare of beef farmers requires ‘whole-of-government approach’

Ensuring the economic welfare of beef farmers “requires a whole-of-government approach because it touches on issues such as justice, financial...

May 26, 2021

Beef regulator to be tabled in Dáil private members motion

Beef regulator to be tabled in Dáil private members motion

A private members motion will be tabled in the Dáil next week on establishing an independent regulator for the beef...

May 21, 2021

Eco schemes and CAP talks: Payment method ‘not clear’

Eco schemes and CAP talks: Payment method ‘not clear’

The “exact nature” of how the payment method for eco schemes under the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is “not...

May 21, 2021

Narrative of farmers as climate laggards ‘wrong and unfair’ – McConalogue

Narrative of farmers as climate laggards ‘wrong and unfair’ – McConalogue

The current narrative of farmers being laggards on climate action is “wrong and unfair”, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

May 13, 2021

Dáil division over Taoiseach’s An Taisce comments

Dáil division over Taoiseach’s An Taisce comments

A division in opinion has formed among TDs in the Dáil – and government ministers – over comments made by...

May 12, 2021

Taoiseach’s reply to licenced merchants dilemma ‘rings hollow’

Taoiseach’s reply to licenced merchants dilemma ‘rings hollow’

Licenced merchants, as well as farmers and pharmacists, “will have been left deeply disappointed” by the Taoiseach’s reply to concerns...

May 12, 2021

Rural TDs to bring Dáil motion on rural investment

Rural TDs to bring Dáil motion on rural investment

The Rural Independents group of TDs will bring a private members motion in the Dáil, today (Thursday, April 1) seeking...

April 1, 2021

Agriculture committee matters ‘delayed’ due to Dáil restrictions

Agriculture committee matters ‘delayed’ due to Dáil restrictions

The proposal to restrict the sitting of the Dáil to just one or two days a week is “not good...

January 11, 2021

Taoiseach’s stance on marts ‘disappointing and unhelpful’

Taoiseach’s stance on marts ‘disappointing and unhelpful’

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been urged by independent TD Carol Nolan to prioritise the re-opening of marts based on...

November 3, 2020

Rural independent TDs want local post offices supported in Budget 2021

Rural independent TDs want local post offices supported in Budget 2021

The Rural Independent Group has once again called on the government to help the under-pressure rural post office network. They...

October 5, 2020

Farmers need to be part of climate ‘solution’ – IFA

Farmers need to be part of climate ‘solution’ – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) says the upcoming Climate Action (Amendment) Bill must facilitate farmers to be part of the climate...

September 29, 2020

‘Forestry bill must be passed this week to deal with major sectoral crisis’ – Nolan

‘Forestry bill must be passed this week to deal with major sectoral crisis’ – Nolan

The Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 is due to be debated in the Dáil tomorrow Tuesday September 29 and Wednesday...

September 28, 2020

‘You can’t keep going the way it is – stop’ – Moynihan

‘You can’t keep going the way it is – stop’ – Moynihan

A Cork Fianna Fáil TD is urging the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and the Department of Agriculture to stop...

September 17, 2020

Dáil committee gives approval to fast-track reform of forestry appeals system

Dáil committee gives approval to fast-track reform of forestry appeals system

The Dáil Business Committee has approved the fast tracking of the Agriculture Appeals (Amendment) Bill 2020 to deal with the...

September 17, 2020