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Action called for on ‘how to compensate farmers for carbon sequestered’

Action called for on ‘how to compensate farmers for carbon sequestered’

A debate and action on “how to compensate farmers for all the carbon that they already sequester in their farms”...

March 24, 2021

Agri-environment pilot: ‘There needs to be appreciation of how much farms give back’

Agri-environment pilot: ‘There needs to be appreciation of how much farms give back’

Farmers are being called on to engage with the public consultation for a new agri-environmental pilot scheme. Making the calls,...

February 15, 2021

Fitzmaurice: Government ‘using climate change agenda as a stick to beat farmers’

Fitzmaurice: Government ‘using climate change agenda as a stick to beat farmers’

It appears as if this government “is intent on penalising the agricultural sector at every turn” when it comes to...

January 29, 2021

‘I’m not presenting myself as a victim. I am a legitimate target as a public representative’

‘I’m not presenting myself as a victim. I am a legitimate target as a public representative’

Barry Cowen has said he is “not going anywhere”, vowing to continue being a public representative for his constituency. The...

July 20, 2020

Murphy to take on Rural and Community Affairs portfolio in the Seanad

Murphy to take on Rural and Community Affairs portfolio in the Seanad

Fianna Fáil senator Eugene Murphy has accepted a request from Taoiseach Michéal Martin to take on the role of the...

July 6, 2020

Byrne appointed as new Minister of State for European Affairs

Byrne appointed as new Minister of State for European Affairs

Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has been appointed as the new Minister of State for European Affairs. Byrne replaces Fine...

July 3, 2020

3 would-be coalition partners vote to approve Programme for Government

3 would-be coalition partners vote to approve Programme for Government

The final piece of the coalition jigsaw appears to be in place, with news that the Green Party has voted...

June 26, 2020

Fine Gael votes in favour of Programme for Government

Fine Gael votes in favour of Programme for Government

Fine Gael has voted in favour of the proposed Programme for Government. The result was announced shortly after 4:00pm today...

June 26, 2020

Counting of votes for Programme for Government kicks off

Counting of votes for Programme for Government kicks off

The counting of votes to determine whether or not the Programme for Government will be approved has kicked off. Fianna...

June 26, 2020

With a coalition on the cards, do we know who the next agriculture minister will be?

With a coalition on the cards, do we know who the next agriculture minister will be?

Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock for the past two weeks, you’ll be aware that Fianna Fáil, Fine...

June 25, 2020

McConalogue calls on FF party members to support ‘transformative programme for agriculture’

McConalogue calls on FF party members to support ‘transformative programme for agriculture’

The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has called for his fellow party members to...

June 17, 2020

Programme for government: Agriculture agreement finalised

Programme for government: Agriculture agreement finalised

Talks on agriculture involving Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party, as part of wider programme for government talks,...

June 14, 2020

Government formation: Possibility of live export ban to non-EU countries receding

Government formation: Possibility of live export ban to non-EU countries receding

Government formation talks on agriculture are entering a “sensitive stage”, with further discussion on the sector due to take place...

June 10, 2020

Impact assessments ‘critical’ to ascertain effect of EU strategies

Impact assessments ‘critical’ to ascertain effect of EU strategies

Impact assessments will be “critical” to ascertain the effect of the EU’s Farm To Fork and Biodiversity strategies, according to...

May 21, 2020

Meat processing ‘should be halted while awaiting Covid-19 test results’ – Martin

Meat processing ‘should be halted while awaiting Covid-19 test results’ – Martin

Production in meat plants should be halted for a deep clean while waiting for the Covid-19 test results of employees,...

May 15, 2020

Next government ‘must not rush into environmental flag waving’

Next government ‘must not rush into environmental flag waving’

The parties involved in government-formation talks have been called on to closely look at how emissions from agriculture are calculated,...

April 29, 2020

No deal Brexit ‘still a real threat’ for agri-food – FF

No deal Brexit ‘still a real threat’ for agri-food – FF

The possibility of no trade deal being negotiated between the UK and the EU by the end of this year...

April 28, 2020

‘Redoubling of efforts needed’ to promote safe farm practice

‘Redoubling of efforts needed’ to promote safe farm practice

The Government has been urged to renew its efforts in promoting safe practice on farms by Fianna Fáil senator Paul...

April 24, 2020