IFA Suspends Sit-In To Meet Minister Creed Tomorrow On Crop Loss Scheme

The IFA has suspended their occupation of the Department of Agriculture offices in Kildare Street, Dublin to enter into negotiations with Minister Michael Creed on the proposed crop loss scheme arising from the 2016 harvest. The Minister has confirmed that there are no preconditions to these negotiations.   The Minister will meet with the IFA tomorrow. […]

Second Phase Of Glas Must Allow All Farmers Who Apply To Join Scheme

With farmers now being notified on their acceptance into the first phase of GLAS it is vital that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney gives a clear commitment that all farmers who apply for the second phase of the scheme will also be accepted, IFA Rural Development Chairman Flor McCarthy has said.   He said […]

Lack Of Transparency On EU-US Trade Deal

Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its refusal to provide details of correspondence between its officials and European institutions in respect of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The Midlands North West representative confirmed he would be appealing a decision by the department to deny a FOI […]