Sinn Fein

Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Concern over ‘growing disparity’ in farm support measures in Ireland

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson, Declan McAleer, has said he is deeply concerned at what he calls the growing disparity in...

May 25, 2022

Sinn Féin claims DUP holding NI farmers to ransom

Sinn Féin claims DUP holding NI farmers to ransom

Sinn Féin MLA, Declan McAleer claims that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is holding farmers in Northern Ireland to ransom....

May 17, 2022

Sinn Féin to prioritise agriculture in NI

Sinn Féin to prioritise agriculture in NI

Sinn Féin has confirmed that farming in Northern Ireland will remain a key priority for the party during the period...

May 13, 2022

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin gives guarded welcome to NI amended farm policy reform

Sinn Féin MLA and chair of the Stormont agriculture committee, Declan McAleer has given a guarded welcome to the amended...

March 25, 2022

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Stormont Assembly agrees key climate change legislation amendment

Sinn Féin agriculture spokesman Declan McAleer has welcomed the acceptance by Stormont of an amendment to proposed climate change legislation...

March 1, 2022

Sinn Féin proposes an amendment to NI Climate Change Bill

Sinn Féin proposes an amendment to NI Climate Change Bill

Next Monday (February 28), will see Sinn Féin bring forward an amendment at Stormont to the Northern Ireland Climate Change...

February 25, 2022

Concern that agri-reform proposals could devastate small NI farms

Concern that agri-reform proposals could devastate small NI farms

Sinn Féin MLA, Declan McAleer, has said that small farm businesses in Northern Ireland (NI) must have their voices heard...

February 15, 2022

Sinn Féin won’t support NI climate legislation if damaging to agri sector

Sinn Féin won’t support NI climate legislation if damaging to agri sector

Sinn Féin will not support climate change legislation in Northern Ireland that could have a detrimental impact on the agriculture...

January 24, 2022

Concerns over future agricultural policy in Northern Ireland

Concerns over future agricultural policy in Northern Ireland

Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee chairman, Declan McAleer, has said that the future agricultural policy proposals published by...

January 13, 2022

Women are under-represented at farm management level

Women are under-represented at farm management level

The Northern Ireland Assembly is to undertake a review which will identify how much women are under-represented at farm management level....

December 5, 2021

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

McAleer calls for financial certainty for agriculture in Northern Ireland

Stormont’s Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer, MLA says that he supports the four pillars laid...

October 19, 2021

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Brexit creating major problems for agriculture in NI – MLA

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) Committee chairperson, Declan McAleer MLA, used the recent Stormont debate on the budget to...

June 17, 2021

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Protocol has opened the door for all-island PGI beef status – McAleer

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed confirmation that the EU Commission is supportive of the north being included in...

May 24, 2021

McAleer calls for UK-EU veterinary agreement

McAleer calls for UK-EU veterinary agreement

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has said there is an “urgent need” for a veterinary agreement between the UK and...

April 20, 2021

More than 1,000 responses to ANC Bill consultation

More than 1,000 responses to ANC Bill consultation

A Private Members Bill proposing the reinstatement of support payments for Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) in Northern Ireland has...

April 14, 2021

Irish Beef PGI: Northern farmers advised to be ‘very vigilant’ to ensure NI is included

Irish Beef PGI: Northern farmers advised to be ‘very vigilant’ to ensure NI is included

Northern farmers will need to be vigilant that promised changes to the Republic’s PGI status for Irish Grass Fed Beef...

March 25, 2021

Mixed origin milk: EU definitely won’t push for all-island milk to be included if it’s not asked

Mixed origin milk: EU definitely won’t push for all-island milk to be included if it’s not asked

Issues with mixed origin milk remains a thorn in the side of the cross-border food industry, but are likely to...

March 25, 2021

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Michelle O’Neill warns of ‘no credible alternative to the protocol’

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has warned there is “no credible alternative” to the Northern Ireland Protocol. It...

February 26, 2021