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Environment Secretary to address Countryside Alliance Conservative event

Environment Secretary to address Countryside Alliance Conservative event

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, is set to speak at the Countryside Alliance fringe event on rural policy at the Conservative...

June 26, 2018

Batters’ message to Government: ‘British farmers are able to deliver’

Batters’ message to Government: ‘British farmers are able to deliver’

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters will put British food and farming at the top of the agenda at...

June 25, 2018

Microchips to be made mandatory for horses in a bid to combat dumping

Microchips to be made mandatory for horses in a bid to combat dumping

A new law requiring horse owners to microchip their animals has been introduced today to prevent abuse and improve welfare....

June 25, 2018

Highland Show: Lord Duncan hails ‘golden age’ of agri innovation

Highland Show: Lord Duncan hails ‘golden age’ of agri innovation

Celebrating his first year in office, UK Government minister Lord Duncan visited innovators and scientists leading the way in high-tech...

June 23, 2018

England’s largest ever BVD scheme launches today – but what’s involved?

England’s largest ever BVD scheme launches today – but what’s involved?

A £5.7million funding package to help farmers across England tackle the highly contagious disease Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) has been announced...

June 21, 2018

£5 billion investment to fund British nature conservation

£5 billion investment to fund British nature conservation

The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has challenged water companies to increase investment and improve environmental outcomes by 2025. The ambitious...

June 15, 2018

Almost half of Member States want their own EU exit referendum

Almost half of Member States want their own EU exit referendum

An Ipsos survey has revealed that 45% of respondents in EU countries  believe their own country should hold a referendum...

May 16, 2016

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny appointed as Sinn Fein’s agriculture spokesperson

Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein TD for the Sligo Leitrim constituency, has been appointed to the role of Sinn Fein spokesperson...

May 14, 2016

Recognising rural women

Recognising rural women

The Rural Development Programme (RDP) has provided women with an opportunity to continue to play an active and valuable role...

March 17, 2014

Grid Link consultation attracts 35,000 submissions

Grid Link consultation attracts 35,000 submissions

Following a meeting with the Eirgrid Board last night, Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, Mr. Pat Rabbitte TD gave...

January 11, 2014

124% increase in cattle reported stolen this year

124% increase in cattle reported stolen this year

The amount of cattle reported stolen to gardai in 2013 has increased by a massive 124 per cent on 2012 figures....

December 12, 2013

Family farm still on the table for student grant means test

Family farm still on the table for student grant means test

AgriLand understand the Minister for Education has not dropped the idea of including the family farm in means test assessments...

November 27, 2013

Review of Bord na gCon as debt levels to be assessed

Review of Bord na gCon as debt levels to be assessed

The Irish Greyhound Board, Bord na gCon, is up for review.  According to the Agriculture Department this morning: “The review...

October 9, 2013

Retired vet inspector pleads guilty to unauthorised animal remedies

Retired vet inspector pleads guilty to unauthorised animal remedies

Today at a sitting of Carlow District Court, John Hughes, a retired vet, from Orchard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow pleaded guilty...

October 4, 2013

ABP Food Group to bring Polish supplier to court over alleged horsemeat supply

ABP Food Group to bring Polish supplier to court over alleged horsemeat supply

ABP Food Group, controlled by Larry Goodman, has today commenced High Court proceedings for breach of contract against Polish supplier,...

September 12, 2013

Minister: clawback fines must be paid, hope of early SFP, coupling non-committal

Minister: clawback fines must be paid, hope of early SFP, coupling non-committal

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney TD has insisted overpayment fines issued to more than 4,800 farmers amounting to €1.4m must be...

September 4, 2013

Government Launches Fishing Safety Package

Government Launches Fishing Safety Package

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine, Simon Coveney launched a safety initiative for the...

July 8, 2013

Outlook for dairy post-quota

Outlook for dairy post-quota

The signs are healthy for Irish dairy post-quota. This is according to a recent dairy industry news conference in London. In...

June 26, 2013