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Dáil debate: minister and TDs have their say on farming issues
Barry Murphy
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, Government and opposition TDs exchanged views on the status of the farm sector in the Dáil on Thursday.
7 May 2022 News
Agriculture sector going through ‘challenging times’ - Taoiseach
Taoiseach Micheál Martin commented on how resilient the farming sector has been during the pandemic.
14 April 2022 News
Turf ban ‘not about putting your granny in prison’ – Minister Ryan
A proposed ban on the sale and distribution of turf has led to a back and forth between Government leaders, with Minister Eamon Ryan now saying a common sense approach will be taken.
Rural people should not be hit by environmentalists’ policies – Jackie Cahill TD
TD Jackie Cahill says he has written to the Taoiseach to outline his concerns on any proposed ban of turf sale and distribution.
13 April 2022 News
Carbon tax increase will ‘add fuel to fire’ for farmers – Jackie Cahill TD
Farmers and agricultural contractors are at their wits end on whether they can get books balanced and stay afloat, says Jackie Cahill TD.
7 April 2022 News
Leaving Cert students to take subject in climate action
Fifth- and sixth-year students are set to learn more about climate action and sustainability as part of a new Leaving Certificate programme.
29 March 2022 News
Farmers left stranded on Dursey Island as lambing starts
A Dursey Island sheep farmer says he is going to lose stock due to his inability to access the island by cable car.
21 March 2022 News
‘CAP has to be looked at again’ – Jackie Cahill TD
Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill says Ireland’s CAP plan has to go back to basics to protect food security.
21 March 2022 News
Biodiversity citizens’ assembly planned – An Taoiseach
A Cork TD said that nature is in peril and called for Government to take action.
2 February 2022 News
Members of the Oireachtas among objectors to Clare wind farm
Slieveacurry wind farm, Clare, was refused planning permission after receiving over 100 objections from the public including Green Party, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin TDs and Sinn Féin TDs and senators.
26 January 2022 News
MEPs back amendments on calf exports
Irish MEPs Billy Kelleher and Colm Markey called for their fellow MEPs to agree animal transport proposals based on science and the reality of farming.
20 January 2022 News
Protecting livelihoods and improving animal transport standards - Billy Kelleher
This week, the European Parliament will debate a new set of recommendations drawn up by a Committee of Inquiry into the protection of animals during transport, of which Billy Kelleher is a member.