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# Climate
Government ‘on track’ to reach target of 950,000 electric vehicles, says Ryan
Ryan says the government will launch a new €100 million strategy next month that will see more charging stations installed.
# Farming
Cabinet to sign off on new Common Agicultural Policy worth close to €10 billion for farmers
For the first time, there will be specific measures to support female farmers.
# Food Shortages
Balance needed in food production between affordability and climate-friendly, says minister
Charlie McConalogue was speaking at the launch of the World Potato Congress today.
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# Agriculture
What is the Common Agricultural Policy, and how is it being changed to tackle climate change?
The farming subsidy is undergoing a major reform ahead of the 2023-2027 period.
Agriculture sector to have ‘really ambitious targets’ for reducing emissions
The Agriculture Minister confirmed that farmers will have to participate in eco-schemes to avail themselves of 25% of funding available under part of the programme.
# cash cow
The Explainer x Noteworthy: What is the issue with farm subsidies and nature?
Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent and journalist Ella McSweeney tell Susan Daly how agri-subsidies are encouraging farmers to cut back on nature.
EU reaches provisional deal on major CAP reform for farmers
The IFA has criticised the agreement as a “bad deal for Irish farmers”.
# No deal
'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement
Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.
# Compo Culture
Commission outlines options to cap the amount of damages awarded in personal injury claims
Soft tissue, or whiplash claims, are the most common claims made in Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?
The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.
# fresh start
Ireland call-up off Copeland's radar as he looks to become Connacht leader
The 30-year-old doesn’t think he is part of Joe Schmidt’s plans.
# Cap it off
Canadian judge in misconduct hearing for wearing 'Make America Great Again' hat in court
He said he wore it as a dig at his colleagues who had supported Hillary Clinton.
# enough is enough
China to crack down on record-breaking spending by football clubs
Splashing massive funds on overseas players is not going down well.
# Stop Gap
Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging
An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.
# un-baaa-lieveable
Farmers are not happy about the government publishing their financial information
You can now search how much each Irish farmer gets in EU funding.
# open all hours
Ireland owes the EU €1 million for an outstanding fruit and veg bill
And you thought Marks and Spencer’s was pricey…
EU Commission seeks return of €57m in farm support payments
European Court of Auditors says Commission did not properly supervise Member States in the calculation of CAP entitlements.
'There’s much more to Macra than farming'
It’s a club that boasts about 8,000 members throughout the country, but what is Macra na Feirme and why do people join?
Opinion: Irish farmers must stand up for change – or else sleep with one eye open
The reality is that this globalisation of our food and agricultural system is failing consumers, the environment and our farmers.
# Election 2014
'I just play my own game': Jim Higgins not worried about his re-election battle
The Fine Gael MEP thinks he and colleague Mairéad McGuinness could take two seats in ‘Midlands North-West’ but admits “it’s a big ask”.
# Pay
AIB silent over bonus plan for top executives, government says policy hasn't changed
AIB declined to comment if they held discussions with government about changing compensation policy for top bankers.
# funding for farmers
Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years
“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.
# Agriculture
Plan to increase Ireland's agricultural output could cause harm to environment
A report commissioned by the Government claims that the negative effects can be mitigated but green groups are concerned.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: CIE's financial woes and Irish troops in Syria
Representatives from Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus will meet the Transport committee ahead of the possibility of further strike action.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Motion for mortgage holders and CAP, oh CAP
Fianna Fáil want limits on how often – and how – financial institutions can contact indebted mortgage holders while CAP reform debate is sure to rile the agricultural community.
# Load of Bull
PHOTOS: Farmers mount Kildare St protest over CAP reforms
There’s a load of bull on Kildare Street today. Literally.
# Agriculture
Decision time: Talks resume on CAP reform in final push for deal
“I believe an overall agreement is now within our grasp,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who is chairing the two-day meeting.
Column: Here's why the farmers are protesting on the streets of Ireland
The Irish agricultural sector supports 300,000 jobs and €9 billon in exports, but the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) proposals will inflict serious damage on thousands of farmers, writes Niall Madigan.
# Fishing
European Parliament reaches agreement on controversial fisheries reform
This follows tough negotiations by the Irish Presidency and strong protests here.
# Farmers
Tractors, dogs and sandwiches: 5,000 farmers protest in Dublin
The demonstration was held against proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy.
Column: We need to plan for a realistic, sustainable future in order to survive
Our collective inability to recognise the enormity of a growing food crisis caused by climate change is to our detriment, writes Gerry Crilly.
# splitters
So, what has the EU ever done for us?
There’s the roads, of course.
# Farming
Farmers happy with progress on CAP but there is still 'a long way to go'
Henry Burns said the deal with hit the most productive farmers the hardest.
# Farming
Agreement reached on CAP reform
European agriculture ministers accepted the package tabled by Ireland’s Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney late last night.
# Farmers
EU approval of CAP reform leaves farmers 'in shock'
MEP Liam Alyward said the vote is just the beginning of the reform and now is the time to work on giving countries flexibility within the policy.
IN PICTURES: Farmers protest against CAP reforms
Hundreds braved the weather to picket outside Dublin Castle.
# Farmers
Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner
Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.