Edwin Poots

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, believes Stormont Executive approval is not required to unlock a £340 million Westminster aid...

May 17, 2022

Poots remains as NI agriculture minister in the interim

Poots remains as NI agriculture minister in the interim

Despite the fact that the political parties did not elect a new Stormont Assembly Speaker last week, Edwin Poots can...

May 16, 2022

Poots retains Stormont seat following Assembly election

Poots retains Stormont seat following Assembly election

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has retained a seat in the Assembly, following the...

May 9, 2022

NI: New appointment to Office for Environmental Protection

NI: New appointment to Office for Environmental Protection

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced the appointment of Malcolm Beatty OBE as a Northern Ireland Non-Executive Member of the...

March 31, 2022

USPCA condemns badger cull as part of bTB plan

USPCA condemns badger cull as part of bTB plan

The Ulster Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) has condemned the badger cull announced by the Northern...

March 28, 2022

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

NI: Long-term bovine TB eradication-strategy launched

A new, long-term bovine tuberculosis (TB) eradication strategy for Northern Ireland has been launched by Minister for Agriculture, Environment and...

March 24, 2022

North and south agriculture ministers link up for food integrity initiative

North and south agriculture ministers link up for food integrity initiative

The Minister for Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, and his Republic of Ireland counterpart, Charlie McConalogue, Minister for...

March 23, 2022

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

The new Northern Ireland Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS), a £45 million investment over a four-year period, has opened. The...

March 23, 2022

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Poots calls on UK gov to help farmers

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has called on George Eustice, UK Secretary of State...

March 22, 2022

Is a £70m farm-support package available in NI?

Is a £70m farm-support package available in NI?

According to Sinn Féin’s Declan McAleer, there is scope to draw down a £70 million farm-support package from the Northern...

March 21, 2022

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers neglected in NI agricultural reform proposals – McAleer

Sheep farmers have been neglected in the recently published agricultural reform proposals for Northern Ireland (NI), according to Sinn Féin...

March 15, 2022

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

A new support scheme worth £2 million for local pig farmers in Northern Ireland has been announced today (Friday, March...

March 11, 2022

Poots welcomes ‘historic’ Climate Change Bill

Poots welcomes ‘historic’ Climate Change Bill

Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Edwin Poots, has welcomed Northern Ireland’s first Climate Change Bill and called its...

March 10, 2022

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

Large numbers of farmers in Northern Ireland are claiming that the pig industry is in deep crisis – one which...

March 7, 2022

Climate bill amendments a ‘win for common sense’ – Poots

Climate bill amendments a ‘win for common sense’ – Poots

Northern Ireland Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Edwin Poots has welcomed Assembly support of his proposed amendments to...

March 2, 2022

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesman Declan McAleer has welcomed the acceptance by Stormont of an amendment to proposed climate change legislation...

March 1, 2022

Deadline for NI’s Independent Panel positions fast approaching

Deadline for NI’s Independent Panel positions fast approaching

Those interested in sitting on Northern Ireland’s new Independent Panel must submit an application by this Friday, March 4. Late...

March 1, 2022

NI: £300m Single Application funding window opens today

NI: £300m Single Application funding window opens today

Farm businesses in Northern Ireland can apply for their Single Application funding from today (Tuesday, March 1), Minister for Agriculture,...

March 1, 2022