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Last month
September 2023
Agriculture minister says renegotiating nitrate limit 'not viable' due to water quality failure
McConalogue said there is no guarantee that Ireland will be able to maintain the already controversial incoming nitrates derogation limit of 220 kg/ha.
This year
Stricter laws on ownership of dogs with cropped ears to be introduced in coming weeks
Cropping the ears of dogs is an offence in Ireland but at present there is no law in place against owning a dog with cropped ears.
Agriculture Minister says farmers 'very much up for' scheme that would see reduction in dairy herd
Rural Independent TD Michael Collins said it is a ‘secret plot to massacre our precious cows’.
Working group established around dog control and ownership after recent 'harrowing scenes'
The Agriculture Minister said ‘the harrowing scenes we have witnessed recently show the threat dogs can pose’.
Last year
‘Unacceptable cultural barriers’ preventing women taking over family farms
Charlie McConalogue pledged to do ‘everything we can’ to bring in policy changes.
Agriculture Minister hits out at Putin's 'despotic regime' and 'weaponising' of food
Minister McConalogue said he and “the farm families of Ireland stand in full solidarity with our farming brothers in sisters at this time”.
All time
'No longer appropriate': Cabinet signs off on fur farming ban and compensation scheme for farmers
The prohibition is not expected to begin until next year, allowing farmers to see out the 2021 season.
Fishermen angry over Brexit and new quotas are sailing into Cork to march on Taoiseach's office
“Surely we’re entitled to catch at least half the fish in our own waters?” a fisherman asked The Journal.
An estimated 50 fishing vessels are taking part in the protest this morning, some of which started hooting as it passed a nearby naval base.
"Surely we're entitled to catch at least half the fish in our own waters?" a fisherman asked The Journal.
Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Charlie McConalogue said fishermen faced a "challenge" post-Brexit.
So long and thanks for all the fish: Irish fishermen say UK Brexit position could spell 'unmitigated disaster'
New Agriculture Minister, golfgate and pub closure laws: Busy agenda as Dáil returns early from summer holidays
The Dáil was recalled early this year to deal with Covid-19 and the reopening of the country.
Dara Calleary appointed new Agriculture Minister following sacking of Barry Cowen
Cowen was sacked from the role last night amid a drink-driving controversy.
Shock among TDs over sacking of Barry Cowen
The Taoiseach announced this evening that he had sacked Agriculture Minister Barry Cowen.
Barry Cowen disputes 'incorrect' Garda report of what happened at drink-driving checkpoint in 2016
“I did not evade, or attempt to evade, a Garda,” a statement from Cowen said.
Michael Creed warns that protests could damage Irish beef's international reputation
The Agriculture Minister was speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Carlow.
Two ministers, some sheep, and a city centre photo-op. What could go wrong?
“They’re a little frisky…”. The press release had offered the prospect of some Cabinet-level sheep-shearing. But would the ministers oblige?
Value of Irish food and drink exports nearly €10 billion in 2013
Exports for dairy products and ingredients brought in the most money, followed by beef exports.
Broad reform needed to make Seanad 'fit for modern Ireland', says Coveney
The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.
United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat
Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.
140 jobs to be created by seafood companies
The jobs will be created around the country after a new investment of €15 million in the industry.