Stormont

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

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Poots claims Executive may not be needed to unlock Westminster funds

Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, believes Stormont Executive approval is not required to unlock a £340 million Westminster aid...

May 17, 2022

Poots remains as NI agriculture minister in the interim

Poots remains as NI agriculture minister in the interim

Despite the fact that the political parties did not elect a new Stormont Assembly Speaker last week, Edwin Poots can...

May 16, 2022

Opinion: What might farmers be chatting about at the Balmoral Show?

Opinion: What might farmers be chatting about at the Balmoral Show?

This year’s Balmoral Show (May 11-14) takes place against the backdrop of real change impacting every sector of agriculture in...

May 10, 2022

UFU president calls for immediate re-establishment of Stormont Executive

UFU president calls for immediate re-establishment of Stormont Executive

The new president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), David Brown, is calling for the immediate re-establishment of the Stormont...

May 4, 2022

What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

What are the farming priorities in the 2022 Stormont Assembly elections?

Thursday of this week (May 5) sees voters in Northern Ireland going to the polls in the 2022 Stormont Assembly...

May 3, 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

More than 700 farmers attend Stormont rally over climate legislation

More than 700 farmers attend Stormont rally over climate legislation

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said that climate change legislation for Northern Ireland must be based on the appliance...

February 1, 2022

Hundreds of farmers expected to demonstrate at Stormont over climate bill

Hundreds of farmers expected to demonstrate at Stormont over climate bill

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has confirmed that it will host a controlled ‘climate change rally’ tomorrow morning (February 1,...

January 31, 2022

How will agriculture in NI be impacted by a Stormont collapse?

How will agriculture in NI be impacted by a Stormont collapse?

In the event of the collapse of the Stormont Executive, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has confirmed that a £1...

January 28, 2022

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs...

October 26, 2021

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise on the cards as DAERA Climate Bill passes second stage at Stormont

Compromise could be on the cards as the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs’ (DAERA) Climate Change Bill has passed...

October 1, 2021

Calls for NI to invest in technology to reduce methane emissions from waste

Calls for NI to invest in technology to reduce methane emissions from waste

Lack of investment in Northern Ireland’s waste infrastructure has left the industry emitting higher volumes of environmentally-damaging greenhouse gases, such...

September 20, 2021

MLAs to debate DAERA Climate Bill next week

MLAs to debate DAERA Climate Bill next week

Stormont politicians are expected to debate Northern Ireland’s second proposed Climate Change Bill for the first time next week. “The...

September 17, 2021

A Stormont crash would not affect the passage of NI Farm Welfare Bill

A Stormont crash would not affect the passage of NI Farm Welfare Bill

Farmers For Action’s, William Taylor, has confirmed that any premature winding-up of the Stormont Executive will not impede the progress...

September 16, 2021

Calls for NI Executive to intervene agri-food staff shortages – Sugden

Calls for NI Executive to intervene agri-food staff shortages – Sugden

Independent MLA Claire Sugden has called on Northern Ireland’s Executive to act to ensure services, food and goods supply lines...

September 14, 2021

‘If Stormont collapses, so will NI’s Climate Bill’, protesters warn

‘If Stormont collapses, so will NI’s Climate Bill’, protesters warn

Protesters at Stormont have warned if Northern Ireland’s political institutions fail, so will a controversial bill setting a net-zero target...

September 13, 2021

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said the party will withdraw from north-south arrangements with immediate effect....

September 9, 2021