Commissioner calls for more CAP funding
Phelim O'Neill
European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski looks back on a term of ‘crisis management’ and recommends that more money is secured for the next CAP.
10 July 2024 News
IFA halts Bord Bia's overhaul of QA scheme
The IFA move follows concerns at the level of additional requirements that could potentially be foisted on farmers, and the pressure being applied to agree these changes.
8 July 2024 News
‘Not appropriate’ to shut horse slaughter on allegations alone - Minister
The Minister said that general and non-specific allegations made on a horse slaughter facility were not enough to justify the Department shutting the plant later featured in RTÉ Investigates.
ICSA calls on Irish MEPs to oppose Mercosur trade deal
The new European Parliament must prioritise its own farmers first and foremost, rather than those in the Mercosur countries, the ICSA has said.
6 July 2024 News
Irish Horse: seven actions that need to be taken to improve equine welfare
The RTÉ Investigates report has led to a lot of talking and finger-pointing. So what needs to be done now, asks Mark Costello.
26 June 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Animal transport proposals should account for Ireland - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue made the comments at a meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council.
24 June 2024 News
Comment: Permanent ban on horse slaughter not the right approach
Caitríona Morrissey looks at why banning horse slaughter in the aftermath of the RTÉ Investigates revelations is not the right thing to do.
19 June 2024 News
McConalogue suspends operations at horse abattoir
The Co Kildare slaughter plant is also subject to a legal notice detaining all carcases that presented for slaughter in the past week.
16 June 2024 News
Sinn Féin calls on Department to take control of horse abattoir
The Department must take over the running of the only horse abattoir in the country after the activities broadcast by RTÉ Investigates on Wednesday, according to Sinn Féin’s Claire Kerrane.
13 June 2024 News
Investigations into horse welfare at slaughter after RTÉ programme
Footage shown in an RTÉ Investigates programme on horse slaughter is being treated ‘extremely seriously’ by Minister McConalogue.
13 June 2024 News
News round-up from Northern Ireland
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Global pig numbers ramping up as EU production falls
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pig chair Roy Gallie to get an overview of the current climate in the sector.
5 June 2024 News