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Dempsey at Large: A tribute to Alan Gillis
Matt Dempsey
Alan Gillis kept his head and tackled each problem on the basis of logic and reasoned argument.
5 May 2022 News
Government won't 100% mitigate impact of farm income loss – Taoiseach
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin says his Government is “working on a number of fronts” to support farmers and will continue to work with farm organisations to do so.
28 April 2022 News
‘Nothing’ has been done by Minister to ensure fodder security – Macra
Macra has warned that there will be a double effect on farm incomes later this year due to increased input costs and lower output prices.
Targeted schemes needed to counter decline of Europe’s small farms
A report compiled for the European Parliament has found that agricultural payments need to be more targeted to more effectively address the challenges they are intended to.
27 April 2022 News
Beef and sheep cost crisis 'bigger than Brexit' for farmers - ICSA
'Real measures' are needed to prevent drystock farmers going out of business, the ICSA believes.
22 April 2022 News
Dairy incomes 10 to 15 times that of cattle and sheep farmers - ICSA
Given Teagasc forecasts, Government will have to deliver a much more ambitious financial support package for beef and sheep farmers, says the ICSA.
13 April 2022 News
Dempsey at Large: worthy aspirations in Ireland’s CAP submission
This is the most comprehensive statement of Irish agricultural policy I have ever seen.
23 February 2022 Opinion
Impact assessments on Farm to Fork strategy
Three detailed studies, though not full impact assessments, show that Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies will hit food production and increase consumer prices.
16 February 2022 News
NI farm incomes up 8.3% in 2021
Total gross output from Northern Ireland farming was 9% higher at £2.43bn in 2021.
10 February 2022 News
Fears and frustration mount over cow quotas
A ‘detailed plan’ for the sector is required from the Food Vision Dairy Group by the end of June. Declan O’Brien and Pat O’Toole report.
2 February 2022 News
IFA ‘will work with’ 22% emissions cut – Cullinan
The IFA made a commitment to work with the lower end of the Climate Action Plan's emissions reduction target for agriculture of 22%.
2 February 2022 News
‘We are not telling anyone to cut back’ – Minister McConalogue
Minister McConalogue has said that no farmers will be asked to cut back on production to reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
31 January 2022 News