Mediation not Confrontation on Farm Debt
Date: November 27, 2018
Where farmers are engaged in meaningful mediation with vulture funds, there should be no forced sales and consequent evictions. This was stated by Marian following a protest which she attended outside BidX1 offices, a global...
Is this a Full Stop to the Backstop
Date: November 15, 2018
'Have we finally reached a full stop on the backstop' - this is the question that many people are asking here in Strasbourg this evening. This was stated by Marian when she expressed her cautious optimism that the current...
Call for Co-op Unity on LacPatrick
Date: April 23, 2018
The opportunity for a farmer controlled re-alignment of the milk processing sector in the northern half of Ireland arises from the current need of LacPatrick Co-op for a new business partner.
Hope That China Beef Market Can Offset Power of Multiple Retailers
Date: April 18, 2018
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...
Seaweed Meeting at Carna
Date: April 2, 2018
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...
Any Capitulation on Mercusor Beef a Disaster
Date: January 30, 2018
Marian has strongly criticised the proposed EU-Mercusor trade deal as a sell-out of EU agriculture, with Ireland the single biggest casualty.
Leitrim a National Sacrifice Zone for Sitka Spruce
Date: January 15, 2018
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...
Forestry Threatens to Decimate Leitrim Communities
Date: January 7, 2018
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.
Ray of hope for Forgotten Farmers in CAP Proposals
Date: December 1, 2017
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...
Marian welcomes Belgian referral of CETA Investment Courts to ECJ
Date: September 6, 2017
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’...