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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.
11 May 2022 Dealer
Politics at play at Fine Gael farming gig
The new agriculture forum's elected chair Eddie Downey was backed by Helen McEntee, while Pat Deering received support from McEntee's erstwhile Meath east running mate, Regina Doherty.
11 May 2022 News
Time needed for dairy to respond to shifting policy – Glanbia Ireland CEO
Dairy expansion, farmer workloads and sustainability were all discussed at the Fine Gael Agricultural and Rural Affairs conference on Saturday.
Opening to dairy farmers would hinder €55m silage scheme - Heydon
Minister Martin Heydon addressed the exclusion of dairy farmer from the fodder support scheme at a Fine Gael conference on agriculture.
7 May 2022 News
Fine Gael touching base with the farming base
Once considered the automatic party of choice, Fine Gael now has to fight for support from farmers.
4 May 2022 Dealer
Musings by Cormac Troy: The inimitable 80s, the best decade of all time!
We can often see the past through rose tinted glasses. Cormac Troy muses over his favourite decade, when he came of age – the 1980s.
20 April 2022 Features
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.
14 April 2022 News
New Limerick to Cork road to affect 2,000 landowners
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) will now consult in detail with affected farmers and residents along the selected route, says a Limerick TD.
2 April 2022 News
Agricultural researchers sought for US-Ireland collaboration
Agricultural research groups interested in working with colleagues in Northern Ireland and the United States are encouraged to apply for funding worth up to €350,000.
25 March 2022 News
Fine Gael puts focus on farming vote
The party is addressing the drift of their farming vote over the coming months
2 March 2022 Dealer
Government has not discussed reducing farm output - IFA
The IFA met with the Fine Gael leader to discuss some of the challenges facing farmers at present.
3 February 2022 News
Editorial: Sinn Féin abandons Northern Ireland farmers
The behaviour of Sinn Féin towards farmers in Northern Ireland (NI) has been shocking. Farmers south of the border should take note.
2 February 2022 Editorial