FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

FARMING POLITICS: Poor leadership has led to current crisis in beef farming says TD

27 January 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West Margaret Murphy O’Mahony says poor leadership from the outgoing Minister for Agriculture has done nothing to ease the crisis in the beef sector. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony said, “Farmers throughout West Cork have faced the most difficult 14 months on record as […]

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

Minister Creed Announces Funding of €2,906,000 to Animal Welfare Organisations

21 December 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Cork-based Michael Creed T.D., has announced record funding awards of €2,906,000 to 106 animal welfare organisations throughout the country. The payments will be made with immediate effect. The Minister said “it gives me great pleasure in awarding this funding, which […]

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

ABP Bandon commits to reducing its carbon emissions by 27%

19 December 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie ABP has confirmed that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). This process demonstrates the company’s commitment to aligning its sustainability strategy to the global climate change goals as set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The new targets […]

FARMING: How does agriculture affect climate change? Cork based Agriculture Minister begins public consultation

18 November 2019, Monday By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Cork based Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., today launched a public consultation on “Ag-Climatise”, a National Climate & Air Roadmap for the Agriculture Sector to 2030 and Beyond. The Minister stated, “The importance of addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas […]

WEST CORK: A Skibbereen based food company has created a new drink for #GutHealth @culturedfoodco

WEST CORK: A Skibbereen based food company has created a new drink for #GutHealth @culturedfoodco

16 November 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie First things first; what is Beet Kvass. It is an ancient probiotic drink, originating from Russia over two centuries ago. It is packed full of nutrients to support your immune system and your digestion. It is an anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and it cleanses the liver. This veggie tonic is […]

CORK FARMING: New opportunities for beef farmers with significant increase of exports to China

CORK FARMING: New opportunities for beef farmers with significant increase of exports to China

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 […]

FARMING: €55,000 for agricultural shows in West Cork

FARMING: €55,000 for agricultural shows in West Cork

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 […]

FARMING: Minister Creed announces appointment of new CEO for Marine Institute

FARMING: Minister Creed announces appointment of new CEO for Marine Institute

13 October 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork based Michael Creed TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine recently appointed Dr Paul Connolly, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Marine Institute, Ireland’s state agency for marine research, technology development and innovation. The appointment follows the upcoming retirement of Dr Peter Heffernan after 27 […]

WEST CORK: is a sustinable food producer – hears ‘West Cork Forum’ at ‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ 2019

WEST CORK: is a sustinable food producer – hears ‘West Cork Forum’ at ‘A Taste of West Cork Food Festival’ 2019

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) […]

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

FARMING POLITICS: Cork TD wants Competition Authority to appears before Oireachtas Agriculture Committee

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 […]

FARMING: €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measure

FARMING: €100 million Beef Exceptional Aid Measure

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, […]