Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister resigns as DUP leader

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister resigns as DUP leader

Northern Ireland’s Agriculture Minister, Edwin Poots, has resigned as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), after just three weeks...

June 18, 2021

Rademon Estate Distillery ‘gins’ new Asda deal

Rademon Estate Distillery ‘gins’ new Asda deal

Rademon Estate Distillery has secured a contract with Asda to supply two new gin products to the retailer’s stores across...

June 14, 2021

Beef webinar series to explore sustainable production solutions

Beef webinar series to explore sustainable production solutions

A beef webinar series focusing on improving sustainability within Northern Ireland’s beef industry is set to start tonight (May 20)....

May 20, 2021

Poots has ‘no intention’ to overturn appeal panel decisions

Poots has ‘no intention’ to overturn appeal panel decisions

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has said he has “no intentions” to overturn decisions on direct payment appeals made...

April 29, 2021

Impact of over and under grazing to be reviewed in wildfire impact report

Impact of over and under grazing to be reviewed in wildfire impact report

The impact of over and under grazing in the uplands are to be reviewed as part of a DAERA-commissioned report...

April 29, 2021

Clogher Valley show becomes latest in NI to cancel

Clogher Valley show becomes latest in NI to cancel

Clogher Valley Show has become the latest Northern Ireland agricultural show to cancel for 2021. A statement made by the...

April 28, 2021

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

NI sheep farmers to benefit from £1.27 million Covid-19 support scheme

Northern Ireland (NI) Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced a financial support package worth up to £1.27 million for NI...

April 2, 2021

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Northern Ireland energy sector to be fully decarbonised by 2050

Stormont’s Department for the Economy has begun the process of developing a new energy strategy, which will see the Northern...

April 1, 2021

Number of hoggets exported live from Northern Ireland for direct slaughter has decreased

Number of hoggets exported live from Northern Ireland for direct slaughter has decreased

The number of hoggets exported from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland and the UK for direct slaughter has...

March 26, 2021

MEP calls for checks on food to be reviewed under Brexit agreement

MEP calls for checks on food to be reviewed under Brexit agreement

An Irish MEP has called for sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) checks on food to be reviewed under the EU-UK Trade...

February 2, 2021

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) is claiming that the new Brexit trade deal (Trade and Co-operation Agreement) will...

January 28, 2021

Working group on PGI status is 2021 priority for LMC

Working group on PGI status is 2021 priority for LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson expects 2021 to be a busy year for farmers, processers and...

January 11, 2021

UFU urges vigilance after northern bird flu outbreak

UFU urges vigilance after northern bird flu outbreak

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that it is “deeply concerned” following confirmation on January 6 that a bird...

January 7, 2021

Prime cattle quotes on the rise in Northern Ireland

Prime cattle quotes on the rise in Northern Ireland

There are positive price trends emerging for prime cattle this week in Northern Ireland. Unlike the southern trade, processor quotes...

November 20, 2020

Cow trade is coming under pressure in Northern Ireland

Cow trade is coming under pressure in Northern Ireland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) is reporting this week that the cow trade in Northern Ireland is coming under...

November 13, 2020

NI government rejects planning for major Tyrone wind farm

NI government rejects planning for major Tyrone wind farm

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure has rejected planning permission for a planned £150 million (€165 million) wind farm in Co....

October 28, 2020

‘Big fear is UK law will shred trust in trade talks’ – DII’s Mulvihill

‘Big fear is UK law will shred trust in trade talks’ – DII’s Mulvihill

The fall-out is continuing this morning (Thursday, September 10) from the proposed UK law to override parts of the Northern...

September 10, 2020

Poots announces plans for £25 million NI Covid-19 support package

Poots announces plans for £25 million NI Covid-19 support package

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has outlined how he plans to divvy up the £25 million Covid-19 financial support...

June 30, 2020