European Parliament

MEPs vote to prevent toxic chemicals from entering the food chain

MEPs vote to prevent toxic chemicals from entering the food chain

The European Parliament has recently voted for new tougher limits on the use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) to reduce...

May 9, 2022

Fine Gael MEPs back calls for EU embargo on Russian energy

Fine Gael MEPs back calls for EU embargo on Russian energy

All five Fine Gael MEPs have thrown their voices behind a call for the EU to put an embargo on...

April 5, 2022

EU Parliament votes for more independence in food production

EU Parliament votes for more independence in food production

The European Parliament has comfortably backed a resolution to make EU food production systems more independent. The vote last Thursday...

March 28, 2022

MEP welcomes EU proposals on ‘smart villages’

MEP welcomes EU proposals on ‘smart villages’

Sinn Féin MEP Chris MacManus has welcomed the European Parliament’s report regarding regional connectivity and smart villages. Speaking from Brussels,...

March 27, 2022

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

Food security can be ensured while preserving biodiversity – organic group

The European Parliament saves the integrity of the Farm to Fork strategy but concedes on biodiversity, the European umbrella organisation...

March 25, 2022

Copa-Cogeca welcome EU adoption of animal welfare report

Copa-Cogeca welcome EU adoption of animal welfare report

The representative body for farmers and cooperatives in Europe, Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the adoption of the implementation report on farm...

February 17, 2022

Animal transport law ‘must prioritise enforcement’ in future

Animal transport law ‘must prioritise enforcement’ in future

The outcome of a series of votes on animal transport in the European Parliament today has been warmly welcomed by...

January 20, 2022

Defeat of ‘unworkable’ animal transport proposals welcome – ICSA

Defeat of ‘unworkable’ animal transport proposals welcome – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that common sense has prevailed with the defeat of “unworkable”...

January 20, 2022

Animal transport vote: Some amendments to make proposals stricter

Animal transport vote: Some amendments to make proposals stricter

The European Parliament will hold a series of votes this morning (Thursday, January 20) on proposed changes to rules around...

January 20, 2022

MEPs ‘step closer’ to rejecting animal transport proposals

MEPs ‘step closer’ to rejecting animal transport proposals

Planned sweeping changes to animal transport regulations are a “step closer” to being rejected by MEPs, according to one Irish...

January 14, 2022

ICSA calls for ‘defeat’ of  animal transport proposals

ICSA calls for ‘defeat’ of animal transport proposals

Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) president, Dermot Kelleher, has called on all Irish MEPs to “defeat” the proposals...

January 10, 2022

MEP seeks to build majority ahead of vote on animal transport

MEP seeks to build majority ahead of vote on animal transport

Ahead of the European Parliament debate and vote on animal transport, the next two weeks are “crucial” to protect the...

January 7, 2022

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

CAP deal: European Parliament set to give final green light today

CAP deal: European Parliament set to give final green light today

A vote will take place in a full sitting of the European Parliament today (Tuesday, November 23) that is expected...

November 23, 2021

‘Concrete solutions, tools and enabling policies’ needed for reducing methane emissions

‘Concrete solutions, tools and enabling policies’ needed for reducing methane emissions

In a report on the EU strategy to reduce methane emissions, MEPs call for binding reduction targets on methane emissions...

September 30, 2021

MEPs vote in favour of €5 billion Brexit fund

MEPs vote in favour of €5 billion Brexit fund

MEPs have voted in favour of the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve – with €1 billion coming Ireland’s way. Following...

September 15, 2021

‘Solutions are there’ for transition to clean energy – ‘but it’s going to be costly’

‘Solutions are there’ for transition to clean energy – ‘but it’s going to be costly’

As the European Parliament debated the EU’s Fit for 55 package this week, Fine Gael MEP Seán Kelly has warned...

September 15, 2021

CAP deal passes vote in European Parliament agri committee

CAP deal passes vote in European Parliament agri committee

The Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the European Parliament has voted to accept the agreement that was reached in...

September 9, 2021