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30 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator Tim Lombard (from Minane Bridge, near Carrigaline, Co Cork) has been elected Vice Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Senator Lombard, who also serves as the Seanad spokesperson on Agriculture, said: “I am delighted to have been elected Vice... Read More
21 September 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A delegation of farmers led by IFA Animal Health Chairmen, John Kingston, (Cork Central) and Derry Scannell, (West Cork) today highlighted farmer anger towards the recently issued Dept of Agriculture’s TB Herd Risk letters. In protest, the delegation burned the letters outside the Department of Agriculture offices in... Read More
11 September 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Q: Why is a Canadian registered white airplane flying over Cork? A: It’s equipped with state-of -the-art instruments and part of a Geo survey. The airplane will fly over counties Laois, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford, and neighbouring parts of Offaly, Cork, Carlow and Kildare from September until the... Read More
1 September 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has announced the details of the 78th annual ASA conference which takes place on Friday, September 11, 2020. The event, once again sponsored by FBD Insurance, will be live streamed from the Maryborough Hotel, Douglas, Cork, from 10:30am and 12:30pm. The opening address... Read More
31 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Agriculture Seán Sherlock TD (Cork East) has said that the forestry commitments outlined by Minister Pippa Hackett in her public consultation which finished last week must be underpinned with swift legislative action to restore clarity for those seeking felling licences and allow transparency for the... Read More
13 August 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Holly Cairns (Cork South West TD), Social Democrats spokesperson on Agriculture, has criticised the lack of commitment from the meat processing industry to immediately close individual plants in the event of further outbreaks of Covid-19. Holly said: “At today’s Special Covid-19 Committee hearing, I asked representatives of the... Read More
13 July 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork recently lost its Agriculture Minister, as in the new Government Macroom’s Michael Creed (FG) moved to the back benches. To make up for the vacuum; Non-Government party Labour TD then appointed their Cork East TD Sean Sherlock as party spokesman on Agriculture, along with the Marine, Social... Read More
1 July 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has said that Irish farmers can breathe a sigh of relief following the announcement of a two-year CAP extension by the European Union. Kelleher was commenting after a provisional agreement was reached between the co-legislators – the Parliament and the Council today. “Put... Read More
25 June 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The planned new Food Ombudsman will mean fairer prices for farmers, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Fine Gael Cork Senator, Tim Lombard, member of the outgoing Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, has welcomed the proposal which is contained in the draft Programme for Government. Senator Lombard said: “The... Read More