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Category / FARMING
15 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Beef farmers will have new opportunities to improve their price thanks to significant increases in exports to China, according to Cork Senator Tim Lombard from Fine Gael. Senator Lombard who is a member of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee was speaking as news emerged from a Government trade mission... Read More
1 November 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie A national allocation of €600,000 has been provided for Irish agricultural shows in 2020, approximately €55,000 of which has been granted to West Cork agriculture shows. Cork Senator and member of the Agriculture committee Tim Lombard said: “Agricultural shows are hugely important to our rural economy. We know... Read More
6 September 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Annual West Cork Forum, as part of A Taste of West Cork Food Festival, set to shine spot-light on food safety, sustainability and climate change As avid foodies all over the island salivate at the thought of the upcoming A Taste of West Cork Food Festival (6-15th September)... Read More
2 September 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission should come before the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee to discuss the current beef crisis. She says it would be beneficial for the public to hear from the CCPC as the current crisis... Read More
15 August 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork based Michael Creed T.D. today announced that the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) will open for applications from Monday 19th August; BEAM will open for applications from 19th August to 8th September inclusive. Applications will be accepted online through AgFood.ie. Applications are accepted online only,... Read More
3 July 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Thousands of dairy farmers and dairy industry stakeholders are expected to attend Moorepark ’19, the Teagasc National Dairy Event for 2019, on Wednesday 3rd July at the Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Growing Sustainably’.... Read More
1 June 2019 By Elaine Murphy Elaine@TheCork.ie Ifac is calling on those who have Kerry co-op shares to consider their options carefully before the 5th June deadline. It is important that each shareholder is aware of the personal tax implications – as these will vary for every shareholder. Previously, share spin outs by Kerry co-op... Read More
25 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has said that farmers are being driven out of business by over zealous and unaccountable inspectors. The Ireland South MEP said the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must include substantial reform of the current inspection system which is unfair and needlessly aggressive.... Read More
19 February 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., met today (Tuesday) with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs to discuss and share concerns about the potential serious impacts for Irish and French fishing fleets if they were excluded from UK waters in... Read More