Micheal Martin

Macra: Taoiseach’s famine comments in contrast to dairy recommendations

Macra: Taoiseach’s famine comments in contrast to dairy recommendations

Comments made by the Taoiseach about famine are in “complete contrast” to the Food Vision Dairy Group recommendations, according to...

May 17, 2022

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach: We need to ‘act now’ to change how we produce food

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that the “climate imperative is that we act now and change how we produce food”....

April 14, 2022

‘We are at a crossroads for Irish farming and forestry’ – Taoiseach

‘We are at a crossroads for Irish farming and forestry’ – Taoiseach

An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin told the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) today (Thursday, January 27)...

January 27, 2022

‘Farming will have to change’ – Taoiseach

‘Farming will have to change’ – Taoiseach

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that farming “will have to change” to meet climate and environmental targets. Speaking on RTÉ...

November 2, 2021

‘Narrative’ on farmers and climate ‘lazy and ill-informed’

‘Narrative’ on farmers and climate ‘lazy and ill-informed’

The “narrative” around farmers and their supposed negative impact on the environment and climate is “lazy and ill-informed”, according to...

July 1, 2021

Government policies ‘a threat to commercial family farming’

Government policies ‘a threat to commercial family farming’

Representatives of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) met with Taoiseach Micheál Martin today (Friday, June 4) to discuss...

June 4, 2021

Dáil division over Taoiseach’s An Taisce comments

Dáil division over Taoiseach’s An Taisce comments

A division in opinion has formed among TDs in the Dáil – and government ministers – over comments made by...

May 12, 2021

Taoiseach urges An Taisce to halt appeal on Glanbia cheese plant case

Taoiseach urges An Taisce to halt appeal on Glanbia cheese plant case

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin has called for there to be no more appeals from An Taisce in relation to the...

May 11, 2021

Taoiseach told to look at ‘big picture’ on dairy sector

Taoiseach told to look at ‘big picture’ on dairy sector

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has been urged to look at the “bigger and more important picture” around government commitment to the...

April 8, 2021

Micheál Martin on RDP extension, organic farming and GLAS

Micheál Martin on RDP extension, organic farming and GLAS

The extension of the Rural Development Programme (RDP) for 2021 and 2022 will include nearly €900 million in EU funds,...

January 29, 2021

Taoiseach on climate action: ‘Agriculture is entering a decade of change’

Taoiseach on climate action: ‘Agriculture is entering a decade of change’

Agriculture is entering a decade of change in many respects – and none more so than the challenges facing the...

January 28, 2021

Taoiseach: No legislation on smoky fuel planned for this Dáil session

Taoiseach: No legislation on smoky fuel planned for this Dáil session

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that “nothing will be forced on people immediately” and that “there is no legislation for...

January 15, 2021

‘Too much at stake’ – farm leader urges Taoiseach to push for Brexit compromises

‘Too much at stake’ – farm leader urges Taoiseach to push for Brexit compromises

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is being urged to “push for compromises on both sides” in order to secure a trade deal...

December 14, 2020

Martin urged to stress ‘very serious implications’ of UK stance at EU Summit

Martin urged to stress ‘very serious implications’ of UK stance at EU Summit

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is being urged to stress the “very serious implications” the UK stance on the withdrawal agreement will...

October 1, 2020

Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs to lead the line-up for ASA Conference 2020

Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs to lead the line-up for ASA Conference 2020

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has announced the details of the 78th annual ASA conference which takes place on Friday,...

August 27, 2020

Cullinan meets Taoiseach to discuss Calleary and Hogan

Cullinan meets Taoiseach to discuss Calleary and Hogan

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has met with the Taoiseach (and acting Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

August 25, 2020

Taoiseach will take over agriculture brief until Dáil reconvenes

Taoiseach will take over agriculture brief until Dáil reconvenes

Taoiseach Micheál Martin will take over the agriculture brief until the Dáil reconvenes in September, AgriLand understands. This follows the...

August 21, 2020

Micheál Martin: Serial testing for meat plants initially on a weekly basis

Micheál Martin: Serial testing for meat plants initially on a weekly basis

A serial testing programme – initially on a weekly basis – is set to be rolled out for meat plants...

August 11, 2020