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Minister called on to avoid €8m BEAM clawback

Minister called on to avoid €8m BEAM clawback

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to intervene to avoid a clawback under...

August 30, 2021

Minister called on to ‘clarify intervention’ in DAFM prosecution

Minister called on to ‘clarify intervention’ in DAFM prosecution

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on to “clarify why he has brought a...

August 14, 2021

88% say illegal dumping is a ‘moderate or serious’ problem in Galway

88% say illegal dumping is a ‘moderate or serious’ problem in Galway

88% of respondents to a survey have said that illegal dumping is a “moderate or serious problem” in their local...

May 28, 2021

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed confirmation that the EU Commission is supportive of the north being included in...

May 24, 2021

Illegal dumping ‘increased by up to 25%’ since start of Covid

Illegal dumping ‘increased by up to 25%’ since start of Covid

A survey focused on illegal dumping in Galway has been launched this week by Galway East Sinn Féin activist Louis...

May 13, 2021

Irish Beef PGI: Northern farmers advised to be ‘very vigilant’ to ensure NI is included

Irish Beef PGI: Northern farmers advised to be ‘very vigilant’ to ensure NI is included

Northern farmers will need to be vigilant that promised changes to the Republic’s PGI status for Irish Grass Fed Beef...

March 25, 2021

Mixed origin milk: EU won’t push for all-island milk to be included if it’s not asked

Mixed origin milk: EU won’t push for all-island milk to be included if it’s not asked

Issues with mixed origin milk remain a thorn in the side of the cross-border food industry, but are likely to...

March 25, 2021

2017 floods: Hints help could be on the way as Poots visits farms

2017 floods: Hints help could be on the way as Poots visits farms

Hints have been dropped that financial support could soon be on the way for farmers in the north-west whose farmers...

March 24, 2021

‘Incumbent on minister to outline plan immediately’ for BEAM scheme ‘debacle’

‘Incumbent on minister to outline plan immediately’ for BEAM scheme ‘debacle’

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to outline a plan “immediately” for resolving “the...

March 16, 2021

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has warned there is “no credible alternative” to the Northern Ireland Protocol. It...

February 26, 2021

Green Cert places shortage: ‘This has implications for many farming households and incomes’

Green Cert places shortage: ‘This has implications for many farming households and incomes’

Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh has asked for Minister Charlie McConalogue to take the “necessary action to increase the number...

February 23, 2021

Calls made to facilitate essential workers needing to sit driving tests

Calls made to facilitate essential workers needing to sit driving tests

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) and Minister for Transport have been called on by Sinn Féin to amend rules which...

February 19, 2021

‘We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Rural Equality Bill 2021 introduced in the Dáil

‘We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’: Rural Equality Bill 2021 introduced in the Dáil

Sinn Féin has today (Wednesday, February 17) introduced the Rural Equality Bill 2021 in the Dáil. Sinn Féin spokesperson on...

February 17, 2021

Microgeneration consultation welcomed ‘with caution’ by opposition party

Microgeneration consultation welcomed ‘with caution’ by opposition party

Sinn Féin has said it welcomes today’s (Thursday, January 14) news of the opening of a consultation on a new...

January 14, 2021

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

McAleer concerned over UK’s commitment to gene-editing

The chairman of Stormont’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Declan McAleer MLA, has cautioned against the public commitment...

January 12, 2021

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: ‘I’m terrified of all these carbon tax things I hear about’

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: ‘I’m terrified of all these carbon tax things I hear about’

A new report published by Sinn Féin lays bare the experiences of Irish people with energy poverty, with some respondents...

January 6, 2021

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: Two-thirds find it difficult to afford fuel to heat homes

Sinn Féin energy poverty report: Two-thirds find it difficult to afford fuel to heat homes

Two-thirds of people find it difficult to afford fuel to heat their homes, according to the results of a survey...

January 5, 2021

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

The trade agreement struck between the EU and Mercosur has suffered a blow in recent months – but the threat...

January 3, 2021