Martin Heydon

‘Be Summer Ready’ campaign: Farmers reminded to be aware of all risks

‘Be Summer Ready’ campaign: Farmers reminded to be aware of all risks

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Martin Heydon has welcomed the launch of the...

April 21, 2021

US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture launched

US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture launched

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Martin Heydon has announced details of the...

March 24, 2021

Department grants over €470,000 for healthy diet research

Department grants over €470,000 for healthy diet research

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced grant awards of €473,289 for research into healthy diets....

March 8, 2021

Virtual trade events held with 5 countries to boost dairy exports

Virtual trade events held with 5 countries to boost dairy exports

A series of virtual meetings have been held by Irish officials with countries which have been identified as having strong growth...

February 17, 2021

Heydon: Irish agri-food exports reaching 180 countries globally

Heydon: Irish agri-food exports reaching 180 countries globally

Efforts to diversify markets for Irish agri-food exports mean such goods now reach more than 180 countries around the world,...

February 17, 2021

Live exports of animals down 25% last year compared to 2019

Live exports of animals down 25% last year compared to 2019

Live exports of animals were down 25% last year compared to 2019, according to Minister of State at the Department...

February 17, 2021

Heydon outlines importance of agri-food R&D at high-level EU event

Heydon outlines importance of agri-food R&D at high-level EU event

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for research and development, Martin...

February 9, 2021

‘Patroness of agriculture’: Calls for St. Brigid’s Day to be made a public holiday

‘Patroness of agriculture’: Calls for St. Brigid’s Day to be made a public holiday

Even if calls to make February 1 a public holiday in honour of the ‘saint of agriculture’ come to fruition,...

February 1, 2021

Heydon announces €1m for Irish researchers towards agri-food research

Heydon announces €1m for Irish researchers towards agri-food research

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Martin Heydon, today (Monday, February 1)...

February 1, 2021

EU calls for research proposals focused on tackling antibiotic resistance

EU calls for research proposals focused on tackling antibiotic resistance

Minister of state Martin Heydon has welcomed the EU call for research proposals focused on tackling the rising threat of...

January 14, 2021

China, Japan, Thailand to be priority areas for trade in 2021 – Heydon

China, Japan, Thailand to be priority areas for trade in 2021 – Heydon

China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam are among the priority areas of focus for trade agreements for 2021, according to minister...

January 13, 2021

Video: Minister Heydon gives top 3 farm safety tips for 2021

Video: Minister Heydon gives top 3 farm safety tips for 2021

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for farm safety, Martin Heydon...

January 12, 2021

19 farm fatalities last year: ‘2021 needs to be the year farmers put safety first’

19 farm fatalities last year: ‘2021 needs to be the year farmers put safety first’

The significant number of fatalities on Irish farms in 2020 as a result of workplace incidents has been highlighted in...

January 4, 2021

50% of workplace fatalities happen in agriculture sector – Heydon

50% of workplace fatalities happen in agriculture sector – Heydon

50% of all workplace fatalities in Ireland happen in the agriculture sector, yet agriculture only makes up about 7% of...

December 24, 2020

Department of Agriculture calls for research proposals

Department of Agriculture calls for research proposals

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for research and development,...

December 15, 2020

€1 million fund launched for farm safety projects

€1 million fund launched for farm safety projects

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) with responsibility for farm safety, Martin...

December 9, 2020

Department of Agriculture Market Access Report 2019-2020 launched today

Department of Agriculture Market Access Report 2019-2020 launched today

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and Minister of State Martin Heydon have said they are “engaging...

November 17, 2020

New ‘strand’ for agri-food businesses under Irish Research Council

New ‘strand’ for agri-food businesses under Irish Research Council

A programme operated by the Irish Research Council (IRC) will be open to businesses in the agri-food sector. Martin Heydon,...

October 22, 2020