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# agriculture - Thursday 18 April, 2013

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy
# Horse Burgers
# Horse Burgers

ABP sells Silvercrest plant mired in horsemeat controversy

Apr 18th 2013, 12:30 PM 6,362 Views 6 Comments

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the announcement was good for the Irish food industry.

# agriculture - Sunday 14 April, 2013

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
# Whiskey
# Whiskey

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel

Apr 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,928 Views 19 Comments

The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.

# agriculture - Friday 5 April, 2013

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires
# Fire Warning
# Fire Warning

Minister warns of risk of more land and forest fires

Apr 5th 2013, 10:44 AM 7,752 Views 23 Comments

High to extreme risk conditions for fire will persist until the coming weekend at least, according to Met Éireann’s fire weather index.

# agriculture - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Doyle confirms interest but still no decision on junior agriculture minister

Mar 24th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,455 Views 9 Comments

Andrew Doyle, the chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee, has confirmed his interest in filling the vacancy at the Department of Agriculture which arose following the death of Shane McEntee last year.

# agriculture - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'
# Farming
# Farming

Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'

Mar 20th 2013, 10:13 AM 3,291 Views 12 Comments

Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.

Agreement reached on CAP reform
# Farming
# Farming

Agreement reached on CAP reform

Mar 20th 2013, 7:15 AM 5,679 Views 18 Comments

European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.

# agriculture - Friday 15 March, 2013

Poll: Are you still happy to eat Irish beef?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you still happy to eat Irish beef?

Mar 15th 2013, 10:14 AM 8,199 Views 61 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says the horsemeat saga risks damaging Ireland’s food sector – but has it changed the amount of beef that you eat?

# agriculture - Sunday 10 March, 2013

# agriculture - Friday 1 March, 2013

'Perfect storm' sees 12pc fall in milk production in January
# Milk
# Milk

'Perfect storm' sees 12pc fall in milk production in January

Mar 1st 2013, 7:30 AM 6,509 Views 15 Comments

Milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers in January was well down on 2012 – thanks to falling prices and rising costs.

# agriculture - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

EU to seek refund of €625,000 in Irish CAP funds
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

EU to seek refund of €625,000 in Irish CAP funds

Feb 26th 2013, 1:03 PM 5,467 Views 18 Comments

We’re getting off lightly, though – Northern Ireland alone is being asked to return €17.7 million.

# agriculture - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you stopped eating ready-meals because of the horsemeat scandal?

Feb 17th 2013, 10:00 AM 34,997 Views 105 Comments

A survey in Britain has found that a significant number of people have stopped eating the meals as a result of the scandal. Have you?

# agriculture - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that'
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Coveney: 'I suspect this isn't just one rogue trader, it's broader than that'

Feb 14th 2013, 9:00 AM 4,212 Views 22 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney described the complex supply chain that led to one case of horsemeat ending up in frozen beef products in an interview this morning.

# agriculture - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

EU agriculture ministers to discuss horsemeat controversy in Brussels today

Feb 13th 2013, 8:22 AM 2,335 Views 8 Comments

Agriculture Minister, including Simon Coveney, meet today as officials in the UK last night raided two firms alleged to be connected to the mislabelling of meat products.

# agriculture - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Coveney to chair 'informal' EU ministerial talks on meat mislabelling
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Coveney to chair 'informal' EU ministerial talks on meat mislabelling

Feb 12th 2013, 7:20 PM 3,703 Views 15 Comments

EU member states will discuss the issue at a meeting chaired by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister.

# agriculture - Monday 11 February, 2013

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Irish processed meat product manufacturers asked to carry out DNA testing

Feb 11th 2013, 7:13 PM 6,347 Views 18 Comments

The Minister also announced that the Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the UK’s Food Standards Agency will work closely together on the horsemeat issue.

As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal
# Horse Meat
# Horse Meat

As many as 16 countries could be hit by horse meat scandal

Feb 11th 2013, 8:55 AM 8,344 Views 35 Comments

Attention is now turning to the complex nature of supply chains in the food industry in Europe as a Romanian abattoir is identified as one possible source of the contamination of frozen beef products.

# agriculture - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban
# Horsemeat
# Horsemeat

Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban

Feb 10th 2013, 12:57 PM 7,543 Views 27 Comments

The head of the British parliament’s food affairs scrutiny panel has called for a ban on importing meat from EU countries until the horsemeat scandal is resolved.

# agriculture - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit
# Rome
# Rome

President Michael D Higgins travels to Italy for official visit

Feb 6th 2013, 10:25 AM 3,823 Views 40 Comments

The President will meet with officials in Rome as well as visiting some historic sites with Irish connections.

# agriculture - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you confident in Irish food production?

Feb 5th 2013, 9:34 AM 8,392 Views 110 Comments

The horse meat controversy rumbles on but has it impacted on your confidence in Irish food production?

# agriculture - Monday 28 January, 2013

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney to "force the pace" on agriculture policies in EU

Jan 28th 2013, 9:52 AM 2,455 Views 0 Comments

The Agriculture Minister is taking part in the Agriculture and Fisheries

# agriculture - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President
# Farmers
# Farmers

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President

Jan 16th 2013, 11:02 AM 2,178 Views 9 Comments

Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals
# Food
# Food

Higgins: Our history means Irish give generously to famine relief appeals

Jan 16th 2013, 10:49 AM 2,664 Views 15 Comments

The President also said that women’s rights in agriculture in developing countries needs to be strengthened and recognised.

# agriculture - Monday 14 January, 2013

Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector

Jan 14th 2013, 8:54 AM 2,849 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Agriculture said that the scheme is “vital to improving growers’ competitiveness”.

Why half of the world's food goes to waste
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

Why half of the world's food goes to waste

Jan 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 6,162 Views 11 Comments

Mechanical Engineers Institute explains wastage occurs both at farmer-producer end of food chain and consumer level.

# agriculture - Friday 4 January, 2013

United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat
# Exports
# Exports

United Arab Emirates market opens to Irish sheep meat

Jan 4th 2013, 2:18 PM 6,223 Views 14 Comments

Last summer the UAE and the Irish government also reached agreements on beef and poultry meat exports from Ireland.

Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon
# Attack
# Attack

Up to 50 sheep killed by dogs in Co Roscommon

Jan 4th 2013, 11:16 AM 14,049 Views 102 Comments

The animals were killed by a number of dogs last Saturday in a field in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# agriculture - Monday 31 December, 2012

Newborn calves to undergo mandatory tests for bovine diarrhoea
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Newborn calves to undergo mandatory tests for bovine diarrhoea

Dec 31st 2012, 9:15 AM 4,619 Views 27 Comments

All new calves born from tomorrow will be required to undergo testing for the dangerous Bovine Viral Diarrhoea virus.

# agriculture - Friday 21 December, 2012

Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee
# R.I.P.
# R.I.P.

Tributes paid to late Minister of State Shane McEntee

Dec 21st 2012, 2:33 PM 25,026 Views 0 Comments

Tributes have been paid to the late Fine Gael TD, who died at his home in Co Meath aged 56.

# agriculture - Monday 26 November, 2012

Coveney announces €32m in grants for agri-food and forest research
# Research
# Research

Coveney announces €32m in grants for agri-food and forest research

Nov 26th 2012, 6:41 PM 4,740 Views 22 Comments

The Minister said this publicly funded research would ultimately make a positive contribution to the government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

# agriculture - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Minister Coveney to meet with Agriculture Committee over animal welfare bill
# Animal Welfare
# Animal Welfare

Minister Coveney to meet with Agriculture Committee over animal welfare bill

Nov 7th 2012, 10:00 PM 5,053 Views 20 Comments

Andrew Doyle TD welcomes the chance to discuss the Bill – saying that animal health, animal welfare and farm profitability are interlinked and “of equal importance”.

# agriculture - Monday 29 October, 2012

How safe is your workplace?
# Health And Safety
# Health And Safety

How safe is your workplace?

Oct 29th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,532 Views 17 Comments

Even if you work in an office, you could be at risk of health and safety issues. The CEO of the Health and Safety Authority tells us more.

# agriculture - Friday 26 October, 2012

Edmond Harty named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
# Award
# Award

Edmond Harty named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Oct 26th 2012, 9:09 AM 7,130 Views 10 Comments

The businessman’s company Dairymaster specialises in dairy farm equipment and employs 220 people internationally.

# agriculture - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Price of spuds shoots up
# The Price Of Spuds
# The Price Of Spuds

Price of spuds shoots up

Oct 17th 2012, 6:30 AM 8,786 Views 26 Comments

A summer of wet weather has affected the potato harvest, pushing the farmgate price up.

# agriculture - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added School Around the Corner

Oct 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 8,980 Views 7 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding
# Agriculture
# Agriculture

Farmers hold 'Day of Action' to secure EU agricultural funding

Oct 9th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,116 Views 34 Comments

Over 10,000 farmers are expected at a demonstration against possible cuts to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

# agriculture - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case
# Farmers
# Farmers

CAP payments to be published again after privacy case

Oct 2nd 2012, 7:00 AM 4,261 Views 7 Comments

German farmers had taken a successful case to the European Court of Justice in 2008 arguing that publishing the information was a data protection breach.

# agriculture - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships
# Ploughing
# Ploughing

Pastures anew for National Ploughing Championships

Sep 25th 2012, 10:20 AM 6,907 Views 13 Comments

After spending the last three years in Kildare, the 81st National Ploughing Championships has moved to the (hopefully) sunny South-East.

# agriculture - Monday 10 September, 2012

Column: Smart farming needed for the future
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Smart farming needed for the future

Sep 10th 2012, 2:20 PM 4,434 Views 18 Comments

Large-scale livestock farming is out of step with food-production needs and the effect of climate change, writes food writer and lecturer Frank Armstrong.