IFA Aquaculture Chairman, Michael Mulloy has called on the Minister for Agriculture to pledge meaningful support for Irish aquaculture, in light of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the ongoing threat of ‘no deal’ Brexit and the urgent need for regulatory reform of the sector’s licensing system. Ahead of IFA Aquaculture’s AGM Michael Mulloy said,” […]
IFA President Tim Cullinan has acknowledged the work by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue, his officials and the marts to keep business operating as close to normal as possible during the Level 5 restrictions.
IFA President Tim Cullinan said over 1,000 farmers are caught up in the forestry licence crisis and are facing delays of up to two years. “The timber shortages as a result of the backlog are threatening the future of the industry that exports approx. €.5bn annually,” he said. Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee […]
Ahead of the plenary vote on meat and dairy denominations in the EU Parliament this week, the IFA has written to Irish MEPs urging them to accept both amendments to protect our industry and its consumers. These amendments will succeed in securing words such as ‘steak’, ‘sausage’, ‘escalope’, ‘burger’ or ‘hamburger’ for products that exclusively contain […]
IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the announcement by Minister McConalogue of funding for several pilot measures in the agri-environment area. “The ringfencing of €10 million for the tillage sector is a positive move,” he said “While exact details of the measures involved in the pilot scheme are not finalised, it […]