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EU ‘will respond with all measures at its disposal’ to UK protocol move

EU ‘will respond with all measures at its disposal’ to UK protocol move

A senior official of the European Commission has said that the EU “will respond with all measures at its disposal”...

May 17, 2022

Truss announces unilateral action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Truss announces unilateral action on Northern Ireland Protocol

Today’s parliamentary statement from UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, announced selective unilateral action regarding the implementation of the Northern Ireland...

May 17, 2022

Milk production cost rises ‘threaten survival of Europe’s dairy farmers’

Milk production cost rises ‘threaten survival of Europe’s dairy farmers’

The increasing input costs for milk production are “threatening the survival of dairy farmers and thus milk production in Europe”,...

May 4, 2022

€2.5m announced for Irish participation in EU soil and agri-food research

€2.5m announced for Irish participation in EU soil and agri-food research

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon has announced over €2.5 million funding...

May 4, 2022

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

EU approves marketing of methane-reducing feed additive

European Union (EU) member states approved today (Wednesday, February 23) the marketing in the EU of an innovative feed additive,...

February 23, 2022

Minister Edwin Poots responds to EU audit report

Minister Edwin Poots responds to EU audit report

Last week an EU audit report, assessing the system of controls in place for animals entering Northern Ireland, was submitted...

February 1, 2022

Opinion: Poots fighting for his political life

Opinion: Poots fighting for his political life

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is fighting for his political life in the wake of his failure to secure...

January 29, 2022

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Report: EU policies undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe

Contradictory EU policies first encouraged and then undermined the farming of oilseed rape in Europe, according to a new analysis...

January 26, 2022

Ireland leads the way in EU fruit and veg consumption

Ireland leads the way in EU fruit and veg consumption

The population of Ireland eats more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis than any other EU member state, new...

January 5, 2022

EU agri-food trade reaches almost €240bn in 2021

EU agri-food trade reaches almost €240bn in 2021

The latest figures on the EU agri-food trade show an increase of 6.1% reaching €239.5 billion worth of total exports...

January 5, 2022

Carbon farming could provide environmental and income boost

Carbon farming could provide environmental and income boost

An EU initiative aiming to increase carbon sequestration may boost the income of farmers, along with providing an environmental benefit....

December 13, 2021

Seanad hears that fertiliser prices have risen by 72% in a year

Seanad hears that fertiliser prices have risen by 72% in a year

The average price of all fertiliser has risen by 72% in a year, the Seanad has heard. “Every single farmer...

December 8, 2021

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

DAFM to lead trade mission to US to promote sheepmeat

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) is to lead a trade mission to the US next spring...

December 3, 2021

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

Calves: Concerns over possible ban on transport under 5 weeks of age

A proposed ban on the transport of unweaned calves under the age of five weeks may ultimately lead to animal...

December 2, 2021

EU agriculture ministers call for curbing global deforestation

EU agriculture ministers call for curbing global deforestation

Agriculture ministers from EU members states have formally called for curbing global deforestation following a meeting today (Monday, November 15)....

November 15, 2021

Irish beef exports to Sweden rise by 184% this year

Irish beef exports to Sweden rise by 184% this year

Exports of Irish beef to Sweden have soared by 184% – or €43 million – in the first six months...

September 21, 2021

Ireland now has its own Aberdeen Angus herd book

Ireland now has its own Aberdeen Angus herd book

January 1 of this year marked the establishment of a bespoke Aberdeen Angus herd book for the Republic of Ireland. In...

May 24, 2021

Global dairy markets: ‘Steady as she goes’ according to AHDB

Global dairy markets: ‘Steady as she goes’ according to AHDB

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) is confirming that global dairy markets will remain strong in the short-term, which...

May 13, 2021