GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

GOAL: 100% of Irish trawlers to recover plastic waste from the oceans on every fishing trip

19 January 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., recently announced Irelands Clean Oceans Initiative and called for the participation of the entire Irish trawl fishing fleet in the scheme by 31st December 2019. His ambition is to have all Irish trawlers at every pier and every […]

Funding of €2,751,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations – announced by Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

Funding of €2,751,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations – announced by Cork based Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

23 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD (Fine Gael), today announced record funding awards of €2,751,000 to 108 animal welfare organisations throughout the country involved in protecting animal welfare. The payments will be made with immediate effect. The Minister recalled the major improvements in […]

FARMING: Continuation of DAFM supports towards BVD eradication – Cork based Agri Minsiter

FARMING: Continuation of DAFM supports towards BVD eradication – Cork based Agri Minsiter

22 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today confirmed the continuation of the supports from his Department for the early removal of PI (persistently infected) calves under the national Bovine Viral Disease (BVD) Eradication Programme in 2019. Minister Creed expressed his satisfaction […]

Creed outlines challenges facing the Fishing Industry ahead of EU Fisheries Negotiations

Creed outlines challenges facing the Fishing Industry ahead of EU Fisheries Negotiations

17 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today expressed his serious concern at the potential impact on Irelands’ fishing industry, ahead of the upcoming Annual EU Fisheries negotiations in Brussels on the 17th and 18th of December. The Minister said that the final phasing […]

Minister Creed announces upgrade to Marine Data Buoy Network valued at €300,000

Minister Creed announces upgrade to Marine Data Buoy Network valued at €300,000

3 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Minister Creed T.D. has announced an investment of over €700,000 in the Marine Data Buoy Network. The additional funding will provide for both ongoing operations and a significant upgrading of the existing infrastructure. Speaking from the research vessel RV Celtic […]

Cork MEP to introduce legislation against super trawlers

Cork MEP to introduce legislation against super trawlers

2 December 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada is to bring forward legislation to the European Parliament aimed at halting the illegal activity of super trawlers. The Ireland South MEP, who sits on the EU Fisheries Committee, said she wanted to see super trawlers banned outright from Irish waters but […]

Launch of the VistaMilk Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

Launch of the VistaMilk Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork

14 October 2018, Sunday By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie On Friday Mayor of Cork County, Patrick Gerard Murphy warmly welcomed the official launch of the VistaMilk Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre at Teagasc Moorepark, as one of the partners to VistaMilk. According to Tim Lucey, Chief Executive, Cork County Council, “As a strong advocate and […]

WEST CORK: Young Bantry man appointed to Teagasc Authority

WEST CORK: Young Bantry man appointed to Teagasc Authority

3 October 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Patrick Duffy Breanross, Mohill, Co Leitrim and John Buckley, Aughaville, Bantry, Co Cork have been appointed to the Teagasc Authority for five-year terms by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD. At the Teagasc board meeting today, the Chairman of Teagasc, Liam Herlihy welcomed […]

EU Fisheries mission visits Cork City and West Cork

EU Fisheries mission visits Cork City and West Cork

15 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said she is looking forward to the fishing communities of Ireland and Munster being able to voice their concerns directly to the EU Fisheries Committee. The Ireland South MEP was speaking ahead of an official Committee mission to Cork next week. […]