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Hope That China Beef Market Can Offset Power of Multiple Retailers

Date: April 18, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

The fear factor, acknowledged by EU Agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan as a primary reason for the existence of unfair trading practices in the food supply chain, will not be fully removed by the current proposals from the EU...[more]

Seaweed Meeting at Carna

Date: April 2, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Minister Damien English, Minister responsible for foreshore licensing, and Minister Sean Kyne, Minister for Community Development, heard a clear message at a meeting in Carna organised by Coiste Cearta Cladaí Chonamara on...[more]

Any Capitulation on Mercusor Beef a Disaster

Date: January 30, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Marian has strongly criticised the proposed EU-Mercusor trade deal as a sell-out of EU agriculture, with Ireland the single biggest casualty.[more]

Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce

Date: January 15, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture, Environment & Energy

Following her recent meetings with community representatives to discuss problems associated with excessive afforestation in CO. Leitrim, Marian met with representatives of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) in...[more]

Forestry Threatens to Decimate Leitrim Communities

Date: January 7, 2018

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Existing government policy, related to forestry, will decimate the social fabric of Co. Leitrim and requires an immediate and effective response from those who believe that trees should not replace population in the coming decade.[more]

Ray of hope for Forgotten Farmers in CAP Proposals

Date: December 1, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

In his proposal for the new CAP, Commissioner Phil Hogan has spoken of the need for flexibility so that Member States can design special schemes to cater to the needs of all young farmers and this, I believe, will allow Ireland...[more]

Marian welcomes Belgian referral of CETA Investment Courts to ECJ

Date: September 6, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Today Marian welcomed the decision of the Belgian federal and regional governments to refer the Investor Courts System of the EU-Canadian trade deal (CETA) to the European Court of Justice for its opinion on such courts’...[more]

€900 toll for Irish Hauliers from France to Italy

Date: June 20, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Irish export industry threatened by Brexit requires urgent action by government to ease extra costs which will arise in getting goods to market.[more]

Rare Breeds Deserve EU Support – Harkin

Date: June 20, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Just as the government had recognised the need to protect the country’s built and archaeological heritage it was surely as justified to retain and protect live evidence of a 5,000 year old species that grazed around the...[more]

EU Consumer Confidence Shattered by Brazilian Beef Scandal

Date: April 4, 2017

Category: News Article, Agriculture

Trust in the ability of the EU to protect the interests of EU Consumers had been shattered by the current inspection failures revealed in relation to Brazilian beef.[more]

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