Oireachtas Committee

Agriculture Committee to quiz department officials on NAP

Agriculture Committee to quiz department officials on NAP

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will resume its discussion on the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP)...

October 13, 2021

Agri committee to begin ‘detailed scrutiny’ of vet practices bill

Agri committee to begin ‘detailed scrutiny’ of vet practices bill

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will begin a “detailed scrutiny” of the Veterinary Practice (Amendment)...

September 28, 2021

Peat shortage: Noonan to appear at agri committee tomorrow

Peat shortage: Noonan to appear at agri committee tomorrow

Minister of State with responsibility for heritage Malcolm Noonan will appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and...

September 20, 2021

Nitrates and forestry on the agenda of agriculture committee

Nitrates and forestry on the agenda of agriculture committee

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will tackle the issue of proposed changes to the Nitrates...

September 13, 2021

‘Abysmal’: Calls for early return of agri committee to tackle forestry licence slump

‘Abysmal’: Calls for early return of agri committee to tackle forestry licence slump

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine should be “recalled immediately” to address the slump in processing...

August 31, 2021

Forestry industry returns under Oireachtas spotlight

Forestry industry returns under Oireachtas spotlight

The forestry industry – and the challenges it is currently facing – is set to go under the Oireachtas spotlight...

August 3, 2021

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

Cahill writes to Taoiseach on ‘pressing concerns’ for horticulture

The chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Jackie Cahill, says he has written to...

July 21, 2021

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 rural jobs ‘remain at risk’ over peat crisis – GMI

17,000 jobs in rural Ireland “remain at risk”, the group representing horticultural peat producers has warned. Growing Media Ireland (GMI)...

July 21, 2021

Government ‘causing demise of horticulture sector’

Government ‘causing demise of horticulture sector’

Following the appearance yesterday (Tuesday, July 20) of officials from various departments before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food...

July 21, 2021

Producer warning: No ‘quick fix’ solution to horticultural crisis

Producer warning: No ‘quick fix’ solution to horticultural crisis

There is no “quick fix” solution to the crisis facing Ireland’s horticultural peat sector, Growing Media Ireland (GMI) has warned....

July 20, 2021

Peat shortage issue to go before joint committee today

Peat shortage issue to go before joint committee today

The issue of peat shortages in the horticulture sector will come under the spotlight at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on...

July 20, 2021

Heritage officials called on to attend agri-committee on peat

Heritage officials called on to attend agri-committee on peat

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has written to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and...

July 15, 2021

IBLA on taskforce: ‘Vast body of work’ still to do for farmers

IBLA on taskforce: ‘Vast body of work’ still to do for farmers

The Beef Taskforce should have its remit extended and utilised – because there is still a “vast body of work...

July 8, 2021

Beef Taskforce: What exactly has it achieved?

Beef Taskforce: What exactly has it achieved?

The Beef Taskforce, after 10 meetings, could be nearing the end of its road, taskforce chair Michael Dowling hinted earlier...

July 8, 2021

Taskforce, transparency and the grid: Irish beef in the spotlight

Taskforce, transparency and the grid: Irish beef in the spotlight

Transparency in the beef industry and whether changes are merited for the grid payment system were key points for discussion...

July 7, 2021

Chairman: Beef Taskforce ‘has largely done what it was set up to do’

Chairman: Beef Taskforce ‘has largely done what it was set up to do’

The Beef Taskforce has “largely done what it was set up to do” and does not have a long-term future...

July 6, 2021

Oireachtas committee to meet with Beef Taskforce today

Oireachtas committee to meet with Beef Taskforce today

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will hold two separate meetings today (Tuesday, July 6). The...

July 6, 2021

Farm plastic: Committee ‘in a wrap’ over cancelled contract

Farm plastic: Committee ‘in a wrap’ over cancelled contract

Confusion reigned over a terminated contract in the latest meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the...

July 2, 2021