Oireachtas

Seanad passes climate bill

Seanad passes climate bill

The Seanad has today (Friday, July 9), after nearly six hours of debate, passed the Climate Action and Low Carbon...

July 9, 2021

‘Government will not tell people that they cannot burn their own turf in their own fire’

‘Government will not tell people that they cannot burn their own turf in their own fire’

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has given his assurances to independent TD Michael Healy-Rae that the government “will certainly not tell people...

October 9, 2020

UK retailer claims Irish meat is ‘sold at loss’ to price it’s bought for

UK retailer claims Irish meat is ‘sold at loss’ to price it’s bought for

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine heard from Christine Tacon, the UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA)...

November 5, 2019

Oireachtas agriculture committee to reconvene tomorrow

Oireachtas agriculture committee to reconvene tomorrow

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has confirmed it will reconvene tomorrow, Wednesday, September 4, in...

September 3, 2019

Committee on Climate Action launches its ‘cross-party consensus for action’

Committee on Climate Action launches its ‘cross-party consensus for action’

The Joint Committee on Climate Action has officially launched its final, cross-party report today, Tuesday, April 16. The report is...

April 16, 2019

Future of beef sector under the spotlight in Leinster House tomorrow

Future of beef sector under the spotlight in Leinster House tomorrow

A meeting is set to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9, in government buildings as hearings begin on the future...

April 8, 2019

Healy: GHG taxes on farmers would not be ‘climate just’

Healy: GHG taxes on farmers would not be ‘climate just’

Greenhouse gas taxes and restrictions on farmers would not be “climate just” for carbon-efficient Irish farmers, according to the president...

March 25, 2019

Cattle exporters’ association ‘needed for joined-up thinking’

Cattle exporters’ association ‘needed for joined-up thinking’

It has been said that a cattle exporters’ association needs to be put in place, particularly for those involved in...

March 14, 2019

‘It’s hard for farmers to be green when they’re in the red’

‘It’s hard for farmers to be green when they’re in the red’

The average farm income across Europe is only 40% of other economic sectors in the EU, the Joint Oireachtas Committee...

December 13, 2018

Brexit: ‘I think there is still a grave danger of a crash out’

Brexit: ‘I think there is still a grave danger of a crash out’

It has been said at yesterday’s (Tuesday, November 13) Oireachtas committee meeting on the Impact of Brexit on Agriculture, Food...

November 14, 2018

‘Incentives rather than tax’ needed to deliver change

‘Incentives rather than tax’ needed to deliver change

An incentivised approach, rather than a tax increase, is the method that should be pursued by the Government to deliver on...

July 12, 2018

Milk prices will not meet cost of production next spring – Ulster Bank

Milk prices will not meet cost of production next spring – Ulster Bank

Irish milk prices will be below cost of production levels during the early months of 2016, according to Ulster Bank’s...

November 26, 2015

Dairy markets will not strengthen until the second half of 2016 – Ornua

Dairy markets will not strengthen until the second half of 2016 – Ornua

International dairy markets will not strengthen until, at least, the second half of 2016, according to Ornua Managing Director, Joe...

November 24, 2015

TDs to discuss plight of 3,900 ‘Forgotten Farmers’

TDs to discuss plight of 3,900 ‘Forgotten Farmers’

The plight of the 3,900 so-called ‘Forgotten Farmers’ is to be considered by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture tomorrow (Tuesday)....

June 15, 2015

Dairy farmers facing a €100m superlevy bill, 35% drop in milk price and a November tax bill

Dairy farmers facing a €100m superlevy bill, 35% drop in milk price and a November tax bill

This year, dairy farmers in Ireland are facing a superlevy bill of €100m, a drop of 35% in milk price...

February 7, 2015

Dairy farming accounts for 58% of farm deaths – but only 17% of the farming sector

Dairy farming accounts for 58% of farm deaths – but only 17% of the farming sector

Some 58% of farm deaths are happening in dairy farming which makes up just 17% of the farming sector, according...

January 30, 2015