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IFA ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS THIS WEEK
20 Oct 2017

IFA ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS THIS WEEK

Brussels, IFA in Brussels

20/10/2017

IFA’s Maura Canning participating in the COPA Women’s Committee working party today in Brussels

19/10/2017

IFA with Tom Tynan Cabinet Commissioner Hogan and Michael Mackenzie DG Agri following meeting on CAP and dairy issues

19/10/2017

IFA Dairy Group met with Tom Tynan, Cabinet Hogan, to discuss Dairy Sector, Directo fo CAP post 2020and Potential Brexit Impact

19/10/2017

IFA President Joe Healy with Eimear O’Donnell, Bord Bia in Brussels

19/10/2017

Presentation by Eimear O’Donnell, Bord Bia, on Origin Green/SDAS and Brexit to the IFA Dairy Group in Brussels today

18/10/2017

IFA Dairy Group visiting the  dairy farm of Joris and Lien Van Den Tynde-De Kinder in Assee just outside Brussels (130 cows and 2 robots)

17/10/2017

IFA met with Commission DG Agri Head of Unit Sophie Helaine to discuss EU and Global Dairy Sector

17/10/2017

IFA Dairy Group lead by Sean O’Leary discussing Dairy Policy, CAP and Brexit with Mairead McGuinness, MEP

17/10/2017

IFA Dairy Group discussed Dairy Policy, CAP and Brexit with Matt Carthy, MEP

17/10/2017

IFA Dairy Group lead by Sean O’Leary at the European Parliament today in Brussels to meet with MEPs

12/10/2017

Liam MacHale with AranLIFE’s Patrick McGurn and Prof. Patrick Wall of UCD at Animal Health Europe’s ‘One Health’ Conference today in Brussels

04 October

Liam MacHale meeting with the the EU delegation to the US in Washington DC today

 

 

 

04 October

Liam MacHale with Norm Hall, Canadian Federation of Agriculture and Warren, Peston US Deptement of Agriculture, discussing Agri-Tax Policy in Washington DC

 

 

 

03 October

IFA President Joe Healy and Liam MacHale met with H.E. Ambassador Dan Mulhall, Irish Embassy, Washington

 

 

 

03 October

IFA President Joe Healy at the Irish Embassy in Washington with Dale Crammond Agriculture Counsellor

 

 

 

03 October

IFA President Joe Healy and Liam MacHale meeting with Charles Parrot, Agriculture Services Executive  USDA in Washington today

 

 

 

03 October

IFA President Joe Healy and Liam MacHale discussing Mercosur with Joachim Rukwied (DBV, Germany) and Henri Brichart (FNSEA, France) in Washington DC

 

 

 

03 October

 

Liam MacHale IFA Brussels Director moderating a session at the 38th North American and European Union Agricultural Conferene in Washington DC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IFA President Joe Healy attending the 38th North American and European Union Agricultural Conferene in Washington DC

 

 

 

29 SEPTEMBER

IFA President Joe Healy in Brussels today chairing the COPA/COGECA Food Chain Working Party

 

 

 

26 SEPTEMBER

Liam MacHale with WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo at the WTO Public Forum in Geneva

 

 

 

26 SEPTEMBER

Liam MacHale attending the WTO Public Forum “Trade: Behind the Headline” in Geneva today

 

 

 

25 SEPTEMBER

Liam MacHale with Professor Thia Hennessy, UCC, and Joshua Anderson, Meat &  Livestock Australia, at Global Agriculture Policy workshop in the European Parliament

 

 

 

22 SEPTEMBER

WFO President Theo de Jager with IFA President Joe Healy after the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) European Constituency meeting in Brussels

 

 

 

22 SEPTEMBER

 

JOE HEALY ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION, COPA

 

IFA President Joe Healy was elected Vice President of the European Farm Organisation, COPA, this morning in Brussels.  Joe Healy was elected as one of six Vice Presidents to serve with new COPA President Joachim Rukwied from the German Farmers’ Association. He topped the poll among the 7 candidates.  Speaking following his election, Joe Healy said he had sought the position to ensure a strong voice for Irish farmers at a time when a number of very important issues are live at European level. More information here

 

 

21 SEPTEMBER

 

After a post dash to the airport Joe Healy and Damian McDonald have arrived in Brussels ahead of tomorrow’s COPA meeting

 

 

22 SEPTEMBER

 

Liam MacHale met with Mr. Jean-Pierre Fleury of the French Beef Association to discuss the current Mercosur negotiations and the threat to the EU beef sector in Brussels

 

 

20 SEPTEMBER

 

IFA Brussels Director Liam MacHale speaking to Sean Kelly, MEP, at the Ploughing Championships

18 SEPTEMBER

 

Gerry Gunning attending the COPA Working Group meeting on Rural Development today in Brussels including discussions on simplification and advisory services

IFA Brussels

 

15 SEPTEMBER

 

Thomas Ryan IFA discussing environmental issues with DG Agri at “Greening in a Future CAP” event in Brussels

IFA Brussels

 

14 SEPTEMBER

 

IFA President Joe Healy being interviewed in Brussels on Mercosur and Brexit

IFA Brussels

 

14 SEPTEMBER

 

Intense meeting in Brussels between IFA, Miguel CEBALLON BARON, Deputy Head of Cabina Cecilia Malmström and Sandra GALLINA, DG Trade.  Beef must not be sacrificed in Mercusor deal

 

 

14 SEPTEMBER

 

IFA President Joe Healy, Livestock Chairman Angus Woods and Livestock Director Kevin Kinsella on the way to meeting with members of Cecilia Malmström Cabinet on Mercosur in Brussels

IFA Brussels

 

11 SEPTEMBER

 

Liam MacHale attending the COPA Working Party on Pigmeat today in Brussels where CAP policy for the pigmeat sector was discussed

 

11 SEPTEMBER

 

Liam MacHale with Mark Calon President of the Dutch Farmers Association (LTO) at CAP policy discussions with the European Commission in Brussels

 

06 SEPTEMBER

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Liam MacHale with Juan Angel Delgadillo, Chief Mecosur negotiator for Paraguay,  following update on EU-Mercosur talks

06 SEPTEMBER

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Liam MacHale at the European Commission DG Trade civil society debrief on the status of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations

05 SEPTEMBER

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Liam MacHale addressed a Fine Gael delegation on Brexit

05 SEPTEMBER

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IFA met the Fine Gael  Brexit delegation led by Martin Heydon TD and Sean Kelly MEP to discuss the impact of Brexit on Irish industry and agriculture

19 JULY

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Liam MacHale attending meeting on Impact of Brexit on Citizens’ Rights at Economic & Social Committee in Brussels

18 JULY

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Liam MacHale attending today’s DG Trade Briefing on EU-Japan Economic Agreement

10 JULY

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Sean O’Leary, IFA Dairy Committee Chairman, highlights added market demands on dairy farmers today and the role of future price contracts at meeting of the COPA Dairy Working Party in Brussels

07 JULY

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IFA Presedent Joe Healy and IFA Director General Damian McDonald attend the CAP Conference in Brussels

07 JULY

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IFA President Joe Healy met with Martin Merrild President of COPA ahead of the CAP Conference in Brussels today

05 JULY

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Richie Flynn presenting on the Aquaculture Advisory Council to the COPA Working party on Fish in Brussels this morning

04 JULY

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Liam Machale with Mercosur lead negotiators from EU, Brazil and Argentina

04 JULY

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DG Trade meeting re update on EU-Mercosur trade negotiations is packed as negotiators from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay & Uruguay share their views.

03 JULY

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Liam Dunne Chairman of the IFA Grain Committee representing the Irish Cereals Sector at discussions in Brussels today at the COPA Working Group

29 JUNE

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Commissioner Hogan seen here with Liam MacHale, Director, IFA Brussels, samples Irish food at launch of the COPA Farm Recipes book in Brussels

29 JUNE

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Liam Machale attended launch by Phil Hogan of EU Farm Recipes book in COPA today

 

27 JUNE

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President Joe Healy met with the team of Mr. Guy Verhofstadt MEP, responsible for Brexit within the European Pariliament

 

27 JUNE

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IFA met with the following Irish MEPs for a Briefing on Brexit

Sean Kelly, MEP

Mairead McGuinnes,s MEP

Matt Carthy, MEP

Brian Hayes, MEP

Luke, Ming, Flanagan, MEP

Marian Harkin, MEP

 

 

 

27 JUNE

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IFA met with the European Commission Brexit Task Force 50 Team, DG Agri, DG Sante, to discuss latest Brexit developments

 

 

 

22 JUNE

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Catherine Lascurettes and Sean O’Leary IFA Dairy Chairman at today’s CAP Post 2020 Workshop on Managing Market Challenges at COPA in Brussels

 

 

 

22 JUNE

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Liam MacHale chaired discussion on Producer Organisations with Philippe Appletans, Belgian Horticulture COOPs, Bruno Buffaria EU Commission & Elisabeth Lacoste, European Beetgrowers Association

 

 

 

21 JUNE

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Liam MacHale at Mercosur Trade Event in the European Parliament with MEPs Mairead McGuinness and Sofia Ribeiro, Portugal

 

 

 

20 JUNE

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IFA President Joe Healy will today address the European Parliament Agriculture Committee on Unfair Trading Practices & competition, Fair Food Chain and UTPs

 

 

 

19 JUNE

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Liam MacHale, Director IFA Brussels Office, met with Dejan Židan Minister for Agriculture Slovenia following the European Parliament debate on unfair trading practices in Brussels

 

 

 

16 JUNE

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IFA President Joe Healy discusses Brexit and the CAP with Christiane Lambert, FNSEA President (French Farmers Organsation)

 

 

 

15 JUNE

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Joe Healy IFA President with EU Budget Commissioner Gûnther Oettinger and Martin Merrild COPA President in Brussels

 

 

 

15 JUNE

 

IFA President Joe Healy with  Katja Friedrichsen and Marie Rehbinder from DG GROW following meeting today in Brussels on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Chain

 

 

 

15 JUNE

Joe Healy attending the COPA Praesidium in Brussels for an address by Commissioner for Budget Günther Oettinger

 

 

 

13 JUNE

 

Thomas Cooney Chairman of the IFA Environment Committee and Thomas Ryan IFA Environment Executive met with Mairead McGuinness in advance of the European Parliament vote on Climate Change

 

 

 

 

09 JUNE

 

Maura Canning  discussing The Future of Cap, Social protection coverage for assisting spouses and Equal opportunities for women at  the COPA Women’s Committee meeting in Brussels

 

 

 

 

08 JUNE

 

IFA’s Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney and Thomas Ryan met with Simon Kay from the European Commission’s DG Climate in Brussels to discuss Ireland’s emission targets

 

 

 

 

02 JUNE

Brigid Fitzgerald IFA’s Press and Digital Media Officer attend the COPA-COGECA Communications Seminar in Brussels

 

 

 

 

 

02 JUNE

Really interesting insights from Chris Jones DG and Daniela Lenzu  EU Council Press Service at the COPA-COGECA Communications Seminar

 

 

01 JUNE

Liam MacHale attending the European Commission Workshop on climate smart land-use policy in Agriculture and Forestry

 

 

 

31 MAY

Angus Woods in discussion with DG AGRI M. Del Pozo Ramos before he chairs the EU Animal Products Civil Dialogue Group meeting in Brussels

 

 

 

 

30 MAY

IFA’s Liam MacHale meeting with Tim Breitmeyer CLA & Richard Ashworth MEP in Brussels

 

 

 

 

29 MAY

John Lynskey and Angus Woods attending the COPA Working Group on Sheep in Brussels

 

 

 

 

24 MAY

Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney and Thomas Ryan met with DG Environment on Nitrates Review and other issues in Brussels today.

 

 

 

 

11 MAY

Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady discusses ANC payments with EU Commission officials Tarja Tiainen-Balsby & Josefine Loriz-Hoffmann in Brussels

 

 

 

 

10 MAY

IFA’s John Coughlan led delegation of 6 EU Farming Associations to discuss fertiliser issues with Estonian Government Representatives in Brussels

 

 

 

 

03 MAY

Joe Healy speaking at a EuroCommerce Event in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Read here what he had to say about unfair trading practices

 

 

 

03 MAY

James Murphy before his address to the European Horse Network  Event in the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

29 April

IFA President Joe Healy outlining IFA Brexit priorities to Heads of State before the Special European Council in Brussels.

More information here

 

27 April

IFA President Joe Healy is outlining IFA Brexit priorities to EU Farm Association Presidents in Brussels

 

13 April

The IFA delegation who met with Michel Barnier included President Joe Healy; Director General, Damian McDonald; Director of European Affairs, Liam McHale; Chief Economist, Rowena Dwyer; and, IFA Brexit Co-ordinator, Elaine Farrell.

Speaking following the meeting, Joe Healy said the engagement had been very constructive, “It is clear that Mr. Barnier and his team have a very good understanding of Irish agriculture and the very real threats posed by Brexit,” he said. Read Statement in Full here

10 April

IFA President Joe Healy chaired the COPA/COGECA Food Chain Working Group today in Brussels discussing consolidation in the food chain

07 April

IFA with Pekka Pesonen, COPA General Secretary, and Dr. William Rolleston, President of the World Farmers Organisation, at todays WFO Workshop on the Value chain in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Ethan Cleary in Brussels today discussing innovative technology for the Cereals Sector with Max Schulman Chairman of the COPA/COGEGA Cereals Committee

06 April

IFA’s Ethan Cleary attended the COPA Task Force on Agriculture Technology today in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Rowena Dwyer presenting the IFA Policy on Brexit at a COPA meeting of Farming Associations in Brussels

06 April

IFA’s Rowena Dwyer is contributing to the COPA Post 2020 CAP Position document at meeting of Farming Associations in Brussels

05 April

Angus Woods  IFA Chairman of the EU Beef Civil Dialogue Group and Kevin Kinsella  IFA Livestock Director met with  Joaquim Ordeig Vila and Kai-Uwe Sprenger, DG Agriculture, in Brussels to discuss issues regarding the EU beef situation.

05 April

IFA’s Angus Woods and Kevin Kinsella attending meeting with Commission on beef trade issues at COPA Beef Working Group in Brussels

27 March

IFA Committee Chairman Thomas Hogan and Robert Malone attended the COPA/COGECA Working Party on Pigmeat in Brussels. They are pictured here with Antonio Tavares who was re-elected Chair of the COPA/COGECA Working Party on Pigmeat.

23 March

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports. More information here

 

 

23 March

IFA called for Commissioner Andriukaiti to attend a debate on the Brazilian meat scandal IFA when they met Jim Nicholson, MEP, and Mairead McGuinness, MEP in the European Parliament in Brussels

 

 

 

23 March

IFA met with Sean Kelly, MEP, and Marian Harkin, MEP,  in Brussels  to seek full backing to ban imports of Brazilian meat. Read what IFA have to say here

 

 

 

21 March

“We should suspend all meat imports from Brazil”: statement by Jean Pierre Fleury, Chairman COPA Working Party on Beef  in the European Parliament

 

21 March

Meeting with Ms. C. Mc Camphill from the European Commission-DG Environment regarding challenges for water sustainability in agriculture at an Event in the European Parliament

 

10 March

IFA Livestock Director Kevin Kinsella at a meeting of the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Group on International Aspects of Agriculture in Brussels.  IFA raised specific issues on beef and the EU/Mercosur negotiations regarding standards and damage to the EU beef sector.

 

09 March

Kevin Kinsella met the Finnish Farming Association President and executives in Brussels to discuss  CAP post2020 issues

 

07 March

Big agenda for IFA Dairy Team Catherine Lascurettes and Liam Dunne at the COPA Dairy meeting in Brussels: markets, milk package, EU prod red scheme, Brexit and CAP Reform.

 

07 March

Liam MacHale briefed a Fianna Fáil delegation on the priorities for Irish Agriculture in Brexit negotiations

 

07 March

Liam McHale engages in lively debate on Brexit with a delegation of young farmers in the European Parliament hosted by Matt Carthy, MEP

 

06 March

Liam Dunne discussing CAP post-2020 at the COPA Cereals Working Party in Brussels

 

28 February

IFA’s Maura Canning attending the COPA  Women’s Committee meeting in Brussels to discuss pensions, social protection and the role of women in rural areas

 

23 February

IFA’s James Murphy was elected Chairman of the COPA Working Group on Horses taking over from Pascal Bioulac, France

 

16 February

Joe Brady and Gerry Gunning and Liam MacHale met with French counterparts FNSEA in Paris this morning to discuss ANC mapping and payment criteria

 

14 February

Joe Brady and Gerry Gunning discussing issues on Ireland’s rural development programmes including delayed payments at COPA  meeting on Rural Development in Brussels

 

 

 

09 February

IFA attending CAP Post 2020 discussion in Brussels, including Professor Alan Matthews, Tassos Haniotis, European Commission DG Agri and Jan Huitema MEP

 

 

 

08 February

IFA Environment Chair Thomas Cooney in the European Parliament Brussels for an important debate on EU climate and energy package

 

 

 

07 February

 

IFA met with a delegation from the Joint Committee on EU Affairs from the Houses of the Oireachtas  in Brussels to discuss Trade, Economics and Brexit

 

 

 

07 February

 

IFA attended a Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) Event hosted by Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP, in the European Parliament Brussels

 

 

 

 

31 January

 

IFA attended a Commission Event on the  Promotion of Agricultural Products and queried them on Market Disturbance support as a result of Brexit

 

 

 

 

26 January

 

IFA’s President Joe Healy chairing the COPA/COGECA Food Chain Committee meeting  in Brussels with discussions on UTPs and Best Practices for strengthening farmers position in the Food Supply Chain

 

 

 

 

26 January

IFA’s President Joe Healy chaired high level event with European Commission on addressing issues in the Food Chain

 

 

 

 

 

25 January

 

IFA’s President Joe Healy met with  Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels to discuss ANCs, CAP, Food Chain, Fertiliser Trade and Brexit

 

 

 

 

20 January

 

IFA’s Liam MacHale with Commissioner Phil Hogan at the EU Commission Event on Declaration on Rural Development in Berlin

 

 

 

 

20 January

 

Liam MacHale attended UECBV/ Copa-Cogeca Seminar on “Healthy EU Pigs to Open New Market Opportunities” in Berlin which was addressed by Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

 

 

 

 

13 January

IFA and CMP discussed Impact of Brexit on Irish mushroom sector at the GEPC meeting with the European Commission in Brussels

 

 

 

12 January

IFA attended the COPA Task Force meeting on Fertilisers today in Brussels

 

 

 

10 January

IFA attended a discussion on Future CAP in the European Parliament with Professor Alan Matthews, Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Janez Potocnik (RISE Foundation)

 

 

 

10 January

Liam MacHale met with Sean Kelly, MEP, on Carbon emissions targets and climate change policy

 

 

 

09 January

IFA President meets Mairead Mc Guinness, MEP, Meurig Raymond, NFU President, and Commissioner Phil Hogan at the European Parliament Hearing on “Conclusions of the Agricultural Markets Task Force – AMTF” in Brussels.

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