EU Commission to help workers in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit – Hogan

Statement by Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development This morning (4 September 2019), the European Commission adopted the latest in a series of Brexit Preparedness Communications, in which we reiterated our call to all stakeholders to prepare for a no-deal scenario. In order to help businesses that trade with the UK, we […]

IFA Says No Area Must Lose Out In ANC Review

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has said sufficient flexibilities are available to ensure areas currently designated as ANC can be fully protected in the upcoming review. Minister Creed must give assurances to farmers that they will not lose out in the upcoming ANC review when maps are published later this year.   Joe Brady […]

EU Commission Setting DangerousTrade Precedent Without Debate – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West Matt Carthy has called on Tánaiste & Trade Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, to ensure a full public debate on the proposed EU Investor Court before public services are put at risk.  Commenting on reports that EU and Japan are due to reach a final agreement on a Free […]

Floods: EU Commission statement following meeting with Minister Alan Kelly

Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, and Irish Environment Minister Alan Kelly in Brussels Just finished meeting today in Brussels (20th January) EU Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella and Irish Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly held a productive discussion on Flood management. Commissioner Vella noted the progress Ireland was […]

EU Commission says evictions are the result of Irish government policy – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has stated that the European Commission has acknowledged that the Irish Goverment’s merciless policy choices have led to a substantial increase in family home repossessions. Carthy, who is a member of the EU parliament’s economic & Monetary Affairs Committee, stated that the Commission’s response to […]

IFA President Rejects Commission Proposals On Flat-Rate Payment And Greening

Speaking in Brussels following the publication of the CAP document in Brussels today (Wed), IFA President John Bryan strongly rejected the EU Commission proposals on flat-rate payments and greening, as they would seriously impact on primary producers who are the main drivers of the agriculture sector. John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney […]