Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill, a former Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland, has been named the new leader of Sinn Fein in...

January 23, 2017

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

May 28, 2016

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

Northern Ireland’s former Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill, has been re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. According to Sinn Fein...

May 9, 2016

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced the compensation rates for animals which test positive for brucellosis...

April 3, 2016

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in Northern Ireland affected by the recent flooding will be able to apply for £1,000 financial aid under a new...

March 11, 2016

North’s £3m Farm Family Key Skills scheme underway

North’s £3m Farm Family Key Skills scheme underway

The £3m Farm Family Key Skills (FFKS) training programme was recently launched by Northern Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill....

March 9, 2016

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

People who are found guilty of animal cruelty in Northern Ireland will now face much tougher penalties under the law....

March 1, 2016

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

Planning permission has been granted for a new headquarters for the North’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Permission...

February 25, 2016

India overlooked as pigmeat export market

India overlooked as pigmeat export market

In spite of North Ireland beginning to export its pigmeat to India last month, Bord Bia and the Department of...

February 16, 2016

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

UFU president Ian Marshall has described the outworking of this week’s crisis dairy meeting in Belfast as an opportunity for all parties...

February 12, 2016

‘It may take more than three years to eradicate BVD in Northern Ireland’

‘It may take more than three years to eradicate BVD in Northern Ireland’

It will take more than three years to eradicate BVD from Northern Ireland, according to Dungannon-based veterinary surgeon Craig McAllister....

January 29, 2016

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export testing for brucellosis in Northern Ireland will be abolished from February 1, 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

January 28, 2016

Dublin must do more on nomad livestock issue – O Neill

Dublin must do more on nomad livestock issue – O Neill

The Dublin government must do more to settle the nomad cattle issue, which has seen the thousands of store animals...

January 25, 2016

A Brexit would be ‘detrimental’ for the agri-food sector in the North – O’Neill

A Brexit would be ‘detrimental’ for the agri-food sector in the North – O’Neill

A British exit (Brexit) from the European Union would be detrimental for Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector, according to the North’s...

January 5, 2016

Michelle O’Neill calls on Phil Hogan to raise dairy intervention prices

Michelle O’Neill calls on Phil Hogan to raise dairy intervention prices

Northern Ireland’s Farm Minister Michelle O’Neill has written to EU Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan, requesting a hike in dairy...

December 22, 2015

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

Some 95% of payments to eligible applicants under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes were made to farmers in the...

December 21, 2015

Testing new-born calves for BVD could soon be compulsory in North

Testing new-born calves for BVD could soon be compulsory in North

Compulsory testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus in new-born calves, including stillbirths and abortions, could soon be legislated for in...

December 5, 2015

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Gerry Maguire, Director of Slaney Foods, has been appointed to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) by the North’s Minister...

October 22, 2015