Harkin Urges Wider Debate on CAP Reform
Date: January 28, 2013
Independent MEP Marian Harkin has called for the debate on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy to be opened up and consideration given to fresh ideas such as that adopted by the European Parliament’s Agriculture...
Harkin Warns of 25% Threat to Rural Development Funds
Date: November 28, 2012
The threat of a possible cut of more than 25% in the budget for Pillar 2 of the Common Agricultural Policy had to be strongly opposed by the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney if rural areas were not to be further decimated...
Marian Calls for Broader Debate on Future Farm Payments
Date: November 5, 2012
The Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and the Single Farm Payment is hugely important to counties like Donegal but there had been too little public debate on the outcome which would be fair to all concerned. This was...
MEP Urges New REPS under CAP Reform
Date: September 27, 2012
The importance of the Agri Environmental Options Scheme (AEOS) in improving the environment and helping to sustain incomes on many farms required a significant programme to be included in the Common Agricultural Policy for the...
Donegal Farm Payments Down €10.8 million
Date: June 7, 2012
Harkin Calls for Special Measures
CAP Reform Proposals Announced
Date: October 12, 2011
The key to a successful outcome to the CAP Reform process will be Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union as the reform process concludes in 2013. This was stated by Independent MEP Marian Harkin when she called for the...
European Parliament Backs Pro Farming & Rural Development Policy
Date: July 9, 2010
The first important step towards protecting Ireland’s agriculture industry for the future was taken when the European Parliament on Thursday, July 8th adopted a significant CAP report which endorsed the maintenance of an adequate...
Fair Deal for Farmers and Consumers Needed from Future CAP
Date: February 5, 2010
The series of meetings held by the European Parliament’s ALDE Group with farmers’ organisations and politicians in Ireland had revealed an unprecedented level of pressure on farm incomes and a need to ensure a...
CAP SELL OUT THREATENED SAYS M.E.P.
Date: June 30, 2006
A major opportunity to present an all island argument against further erosion of the Common Agricultural Policy had been lost when An Taoiseach failed to take the opportunity created by his meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair...
MEP WARNS ON BLAIR CAP CONCESSIONS
Date: June 28, 2006
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and leader of the opposition David Cameron today, Wednesday, June 28th advocated further concessions in the WTO negotiations which would further erode the Common Agricultural Policy.