The Department of Agriculture

Department data protection breach: Over 800 farmers affected

Department data protection breach: Over 800 farmers affected

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has today, Wednesday, October 16, issued a statement outlining a recent data...

October 16, 2019

2019 US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership launched

2019 US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership launched

Calls for proposals in selected agri-food areas have been made as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed...

May 21, 2019

Maize recommended list published

Maize recommended list published

The recommended list of maize varieties for the 2018 season has been published by the Department of Agriculture. Seven varieties...

February 13, 2018

‘Cryptosporidia is the number one cause of calf scour in Ireland’

‘Cryptosporidia is the number one cause of calf scour in Ireland’

Cryptosporidia is the most common cause of calf scour in Ireland, according to the Department of Agriculture’s Veterinary Surgeon Colm...

January 16, 2016

Department reports significant number of enquiries to Fodder Aid Scheme

Department reports significant number of enquiries to Fodder Aid Scheme

The Department of Agriculture is reporting a significant number of enquiries to its new Fodder Aid Scheme. A spokesperson for...

January 12, 2016

Cheap EU loan instruments for farmers still a year away

Cheap EU loan instruments for farmers still a year away

Earlier this year the European Commission (EC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) presented a model guarantee instrument which aimed...

December 30, 2015

Live cattle exports fell by 25% in 2015, store cattle exports down 50%

Live cattle exports fell by 25% in 2015, store cattle exports down 50%

The total number of live weanling exports have dropped by 9,885 head (31.9%) from January 1 to December 12, compared...

December 29, 2015

Hill farmers call for ‘fair’ land eligibility inspections

Hill farmers call for ‘fair’ land eligibility inspections

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) has criticised the Department of Agriculture for its handling of ineligible features...

December 15, 2015

GLAS already over subscribed as planners continue to make applications

GLAS already over subscribed as planners continue to make applications

Tranche 2 of the GLAS scheme has proved hugely popular among farmers, with the scheme already significantly oversubscribed. According to...

December 11, 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

GLAS 2 is more than half full as 11,500 farmers apply to-date

GLAS 2 is more than half full as 11,500 farmers apply to-date

GLAS 2 is filling up with over 11,500 applications created to date, according to the Department of Agriculture. The Department...

November 25, 2015

Finished cattle exports fall 7,951 in 2015 – Total live cattle exports drop 24%

Finished cattle exports fall 7,951 in 2015 – Total live cattle exports drop 24%

Total live cattle exports from Ireland have dropped by 24% with 52,513 fewer cattle being shipped between January 1 and...

November 25, 2015

‘Some online applications for TAMS II to close early next week’

‘Some online applications for TAMS II to close early next week’

Farmers applying for some of the schemes under TAMS II have until next Monday (November 30) to submit their applications...

November 25, 2015

European Commission to return €410m to farmers

European Commission to return €410m to farmers

The European Commission has this week published a regulation to reimburse €410m to European farmers. This amount was deducted from...

November 24, 2015

Department warns of high liver fluke risk after heavy rain fall

Department warns of high liver fluke risk after heavy rain fall

Livestock in counties with an Atlantic coastline in the North West, West and South are at higher risk of liver fluke...

November 19, 2015

Beef kill back 72,224 head on last year – Little change in weekly throughput

Beef kill back 72,224 head on last year – Little change in weekly throughput

The cumulative throughput of cattle at beef export plants has dropped by 5%, figures from the Department of Agriculture show,...

November 19, 2015

Recovery in compound fertiliser sales

Recovery in compound fertiliser sales

Latest figures from the Department of Agriculture show a recovery in the sales of compound fertiliser over the nine months...

November 17, 2015

Total live cattle exports fall 24.5% in 2015 – Weanling exports back by 7,500 head

Total live cattle exports fall 24.5% in 2015 – Weanling exports back by 7,500 head

The total number of live weanling exports have dropped by 7,490 from January 1 to October 31 compared to the same...

November 12, 2015