Luke Ming Flanagan

‘Ming’ Flanagan calls for ‘immediate publication’ of CAP observation letter

‘Ming’ Flanagan calls for ‘immediate publication’ of CAP observation letter

MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has called on the government of Ireland to “immediately publish” the observation letter sent by the...

April 5, 2022

MEP claims government seeking ‘sweeping powers’ under CAP

MEP claims government seeking ‘sweeping powers’ under CAP

The Irish government is seeking “unprecedented powers” in the negotiation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), to force farmers...

March 2, 2021

‘Ming’ Flanagan: ‘Phil Hogan is not indispensable’

‘Ming’ Flanagan: ‘Phil Hogan is not indispensable’

“If you are a beef farmer and you are looking at him trying to import 100,000t of untraceable beef from...

August 25, 2020

‘A minister without a mandate is currently pushing for an end to convergence’

‘A minister without a mandate is currently pushing for an end to convergence’

“A minister without a mandate is currently pushing for an end to the convergence of farm payments.” This is according...

June 22, 2020

MEPs grill commissioner over Covid-19 supports for farming

MEPs grill commissioner over Covid-19 supports for farming

Numerous MEP members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee grilled the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Janusz Wojciechowski over...

April 30, 2020

30-day pre-movement TB test: EU agri committee to seek extension

30-day pre-movement TB test: EU agri committee to seek extension

The EU’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will ask for an extension to the period to lodge an objection to...

January 22, 2020

‘Dysfunctional beef industry must be addressed from top to bottom’ – Ming

‘Dysfunctional beef industry must be addressed from top to bottom’ – Ming

The “dysfunctional nature” of the beef industry in Ireland must be addressed from top to bottom if it is to...

September 10, 2019

Fears raised that ‘production reduction’ can be ‘rolled over and extended’

Fears raised that ‘production reduction’ can be ‘rolled over and extended’

An Irish MEP has raised fears that the measures included in the EU’s regulations on the €100 million aid fund...

July 18, 2019

‘You cannot improve on perfection’ – Ming on Irish beef

‘You cannot improve on perfection’ – Ming on Irish beef

An Irish MEP has called the Mercosur deal an “abomination” and argued that Europe already has access to the most...

July 18, 2019

Ming outlines demands to proposed commission president

Ming outlines demands to proposed commission president

In a recent meeting with nominee for the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan...

July 11, 2019

Ming on Mercosur: ‘Hypocrisy and betrayal of EU farmers’

Ming on Mercosur: ‘Hypocrisy and betrayal of EU farmers’

The recently announced draft EU/Mercosur trade deal has been described as “the ultimate hypocrisy and betrayal of farmers and the...

July 3, 2019

‘Disturbing aspects’ in beef fund draft act – ‘Ming’ Flanagan

‘Disturbing aspects’ in beef fund draft act – ‘Ming’ Flanagan

The ‘draft implementing act’ for the EU’s half of the €100 million beef fund is “targeting” the national suckler herd,...

June 17, 2019

Flanagan: Farmer expectations ‘being conditioned’ on beef fund

Flanagan: Farmer expectations ‘being conditioned’ on beef fund

Farmers’ thinking and expectations are being “conditioned” by the “drip feed of information” on the €100 million beef aid fund,...

June 10, 2019

‘Ming’ Flanagan in ‘turf war’ to hold European seat

‘Ming’ Flanagan in ‘turf war’ to hold European seat

Midlands-North West MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is in the running to hold his seat in the European Parliament, following the...

May 27, 2019

Ability of peatlands and hedgerows to reduce carbon ‘must not be overlooked’

Ability of peatlands and hedgerows to reduce carbon ‘must not be overlooked’

An independent MEP for the Midlands-North West region has criticised the European Commission on forestry policy that has resulted in...

January 28, 2019

Member states must ‘step up to the plate’ on unfair trading practices

Member states must ‘step up to the plate’ on unfair trading practices

Unfair trading practices (UTPs) pose “a serious threat” to farmers in the food supply chain and are “ultimately detrimental to...

October 9, 2018

Conference this week on ‘Generating a Return from High Nature Value Land’

Conference this week on ‘Generating a Return from High Nature Value Land’

This Friday, May 4, MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan will be hosting a conference on generating a livelihood from protected lands...

April 30, 2018

‘An important first step’: Flanagan reacts to retail regulation directive

‘An important first step’: Flanagan reacts to retail regulation directive

EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan’s retail regulation directive on unfair trading practices in the food chain has been described...

April 13, 2018