Michelle O’Neill

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill appointed Sinn Fein leader in the North

Michelle O’Neill, a former Minister for Agriculture in Northern Ireland, has been named the new leader of Sinn Fein in...

January 23, 2017

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

Will Michelle McIlveen live up to the DUP’s farming commitments?

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the appointment of Michelle McIlveen as the minister at the new Department of Agriculture,...

May 28, 2016

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

O’Neill returned to Assembly but ministerial fate remains unknown

Northern Ireland’s former Minister for Agriculture, Michelle O’Neill, has been re-elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly. According to Sinn Fein...

May 9, 2016

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

Northern Ireland’s brucellosis compensation rates announced

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced the compensation rates for animals which test positive for brucellosis...

April 3, 2016

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in the North hit by flooding to benefit from £1,000 relief

Farmers in Northern Ireland affected by the recent flooding will be able to apply for £1,000 financial aid under a new...

March 11, 2016

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

Tougher sentencing for those found guilty of animal cruelty in the North

People who are found guilty of animal cruelty in Northern Ireland will now face much tougher penalties under the law....

March 1, 2016

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

North’s Department of Agriculture relocation given the green light

Planning permission has been granted for a new headquarters for the North’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). Permission...

February 25, 2016

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

No solutions served up at crisis dairy meeting in Belfast

UFU president Ian Marshall has described the outworking of this week’s crisis dairy meeting in Belfast as an opportunity for all parties...

February 12, 2016

‘It may take more than three years to eradicate BVD in Northern Ireland’

‘It may take more than three years to eradicate BVD in Northern Ireland’

It will take more than three years to eradicate BVD from Northern Ireland, according to Dungannon-based veterinary surgeon Craig McAllister....

January 29, 2016

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export brucellosis testing to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Pre-export testing for brucellosis in Northern Ireland will be abolished from February 1, 2016, the Department of Agriculture and Rural...

January 28, 2016

A Brexit would be ‘detrimental’ for the agri-food sector in the North – O’Neill

A Brexit would be ‘detrimental’ for the agri-food sector in the North – O’Neill

A British exit (Brexit) from the European Union would be detrimental for Northern Ireland’s agri-food sector, according to the North’s...

January 5, 2016

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

95% of eligible farmers in the North have received CAP payments

Some 95% of payments to eligible applicants under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) schemes were made to farmers in the...

December 21, 2015

Testing new-born calves for BVD could soon be compulsory in North

Testing new-born calves for BVD could soon be compulsory in North

Compulsory testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) virus in new-born calves, including stillbirths and abortions, could soon be legislated for in...

December 5, 2015

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Director of Slaney Foods appointed to LMC

Gerry Maguire, Director of Slaney Foods, has been appointed to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) by the North’s Minister...

October 22, 2015

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

Northern Ireland obtains Official Brucellosis Free status

The Europen Commission has approved the North’s application for Official Brucellosis Free (OBF) status, Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill has confirmed....

September 9, 2015

Ulster Farmers’ Union claims 500 turnout for Stormont protest

Ulster Farmers’ Union claims 500 turnout for Stormont protest

Approximately 500 farmers and food industry representatives participated in an Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) protest at Stormont today, according to...

September 4, 2015

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s Rural Development Plan approved by Commission

Northern Ireland’s £623m Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 has been approved by the European Commission. This Rural Development Plan approval...

August 27, 2015

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

O’Neill calls on EU to support North’s farmers

The EU needs to act swiftly to support farmers in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Agricultural Minister Michelle O’Neill....

August 24, 2015