Minister Coveney

Coveney warns of impact of Brexit on farmers in last Agriculture speech

Coveney warns of impact of Brexit on farmers in last Agriculture speech

Minister Simon Coveney gave a number of grave warnings over the possible impact of Brexit on Agriculture in his last...

May 10, 2016

Coveney says he has raised Irish concerns over possible Mercosur trade deal

Coveney says he has raised Irish concerns over possible Mercosur trade deal

The Minster for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said that he has repeatedly raised Irish concerns at EU level in relation...

March 27, 2016

‘Minister put politics before hard pressed farmers’ by not attending key EU meeting

‘Minister put politics before hard pressed farmers’ by not attending key EU meeting

Fianna Fail’s Agriculture Spokesperson, Eamon O Cuiv has criticised the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s decision not to attend this...

February 18, 2016

Coveney to write to the Competition Authority on ABP/Slaney tie-up

Coveney to write to the Competition Authority on ABP/Slaney tie-up

IFA National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns has acknowledged the move by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney that he will...

February 9, 2016

IFA hits out at Coveney stance on ABP/Slaney deal

IFA hits out at Coveney stance on ABP/Slaney deal

Confirmation last week by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney that he will not be getting involved in proposed investment by...

January 25, 2016

Coveney says he can’t get involved in ABP/Slaney merger

Coveney says he can’t get involved in ABP/Slaney merger

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said that he cannot get involved in the proposed tie-up between ABP and Slaney...

January 23, 2016

Calls for confirmation on who’s going to get into GLAS 2

Calls for confirmation on who’s going to get into GLAS 2

Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has been called on to immediately notify all 14,000 farmers who applied for the second...

January 22, 2016

Weak euro drives sharp rise in cattle exports to Northern Ireland – Coveney

Weak euro drives sharp rise in cattle exports to Northern Ireland – Coveney

Irish live cattle exports to Northern Ireland have improved sharply in 2015, according to the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney....

January 18, 2016

Priority under GLAS 2 will be given to Tier 1 and Tier 2 farmers – Coveney

Priority under GLAS 2 will be given to Tier 1 and Tier 2 farmers – Coveney

The Department of Agriculture will be prioritising applications to tranche 2 of GLAS from Tier 1 and 2 farmers the...

January 18, 2016

Dairygold board looking at fixed milk price scheme

Dairygold board looking at fixed milk price scheme

Dairygold is currently considering introducing a fixed milk price scheme for its suppliers. At Dairygold’s annual area meetings currently running...

December 17, 2015

Over €300,000 in BVD support payments to issue ‘shortly’

Over €300,000 in BVD support payments to issue ‘shortly’

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has confirmed that over 1,700 cattle farmers in Ireland will receive payment under the...

December 4, 2015

The next meeting of the Beef Forum looks set to be a lively affair

The next meeting of the Beef Forum looks set to be a lively affair

The next meeting of the Beef Roundtable looks set to be a lively affair and a range of issues will be...

December 3, 2015

Beef factories warn of ‘damaging’ new trade deal

Beef factories warn of ‘damaging’ new trade deal

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) the body representing the meat processing sector in Ireland warned of a significant new push at...

December 3, 2015

Chances of intervention increase are ‘remote’ warns Coveney

Chances of intervention increase are ‘remote’ warns Coveney

Despite growing calls for EU dairy intervention prices to be increased, the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has said the...

December 1, 2015

Irish live cattle exports to Britain drop by 50% in 2015 – Minister Coveney

Irish live cattle exports to Britain drop by 50% in 2015 – Minister Coveney

Irish live cattle exports to Britain have dropped by 50% this year compared to the same period in 2014, according...

November 27, 2015

Young farmers to receive support payment top-up – Coveney

Young farmers to receive support payment top-up – Coveney

Young farmers will receive a top-up on the industry support payment the Minister for Agriculture has announced and it will,...

October 24, 2015

See how many farmers have left the genomics scheme in your county

See how many farmers have left the genomics scheme in your county

Approximately 5% of the 30,000 farmers who applied to the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) have decided to leave...

October 7, 2015

‘Genomics sign-up should not be required for new discussion groups’

‘Genomics sign-up should not be required for new discussion groups’

The linking of participation in rural development schemes, such as the genomics scheme and discussion groups, is unacceptable according to...

July 22, 2015