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Hogan appoints Limerick man as Head of Cabinet

Hogan appoints Limerick man as Head of Cabinet

Commissioner-Designate for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan has announced this morning that he is to appointment Limerick man Peter...

September 11, 2014

TTIP – a win: lose scenario for agri food in the EU

TTIP – a win: lose scenario for agri food in the EU

There is now strong evidence to show that the proposed trade deal between the EU and the US – the...

September 11, 2014

A quiet word of warning to our MEPs

A quiet word of warning to our MEPs

So Big Phil has got the big job as Farm Commissioner, subject to his little chat with members of the...

September 10, 2014

Kelly to press EU for further measures in light of Russian ban

Kelly to press EU for further measures in light of Russian ban

Sean Kelly MEP, the Leader of the Fine Gael delegation in the European Parliament, will press EU leaders to introduce...

September 9, 2014

EU announces ‘exceptional’ support measures

EU announces ‘exceptional’ support measures

The European Commission has announced the first ‘exceptional’ support measures for EU producers of perishable fruit and vegetables affected by...

August 18, 2014

Sinn Fein outlines its agri agenda in Brussels

Sinn Fein outlines its agri agenda in Brussels

The recent Parliamentary elections saw Sinn Fein secure seats in the European Parliament in every constituency on the island of...

July 14, 2014

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

Who will be the next EU Farm Commissioner?

There now seems every likelihood that the Romanian politician Dacian Cioloş will be asked to serve a second consecutive term...

June 24, 2014

Greening measures will do little to improve biodiversity

Greening measures will do little to improve biodiversity

While the latest reforms of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have been declared significantly ‘greener by the members of...

June 9, 2014

European Commission seeks to boost school milk consumption

European Commission seeks to boost school milk consumption

The European Commission has published a proposal bringing together two currently separate school schemes, the School Milk Scheme and the School Fruit Scheme under...

February 2, 2014