Phil Hogan: said  suppliers are still not getting a fair price from supermarkets for their produce

New legislation to eliminate unfair treatment of suppliers by supermarkets has been promised by EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan by the end of (...)

Mairéad McGuinness: “Clear and accurate information is all that consumers want.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland (ACBI) has accused the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) of unfairly targeting its members with its latest pr(...)

MEP Brian Hayes: “Irish people expect us, no matter who’s in government, to set out a realistic time frame” to achieve the 0.7 per cent GDP target set out by the UN. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government must set out a timescale to achieve the UN’s target of spending 0.7 per cent GDP on Official Development Assistance (ODA), according to(...)

Mairéad McGuinness: “Farmers are more than the custodians of the land. You are the managers of nature.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Farming lobbyists and Government should not pretend Ireland is trying to feed the world, a conference for young farmers has been told. “The policy is(...)

Young farmers need to ‘regain the environmental clothes’, according to Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness. Macra to Furrow Conventional Plough Class atthe National Ploughing Championships. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Young farmers need to “regain the environmental clothes”, according to Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness.She said the “clothes of the environment shoul(...)

European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan speaks before the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development at the EU Parliament in Brussels yesterday

The commissioner-designate knew what he had to do. So for the day that was in it, he kept the lid on Big Phil and went heavy on the Humble Hogan. Some(...)

Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan accused Hogan of looking after the rich ‘rancher’ farmers

Ireland’s European commissioner-designate Phil Hogan has won the backing of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee to become the next EU a(...)

Former Fine Gael minister Phil Hogan is expected to face tough questioning from MEPs when he appears before the European Parliament’s agriculture committee tomorrow morning for a three-hour hearing on his nomination as Ireland’s next European commissioner.   Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael minister Phil Hogan is expected to face tough questioning from MEPs when he appears before the European Parliament’s agriculture comm(...)

A European Parliament spokesman has said that MEPs have parliamentary immunity in the exercise of their duties  following a row between Irish commissioner-designate Phil Hogan and Independent MEP Nessa Childers over a row she circulated to parliament members of his potential appointment. Photographs: The Irish Times and Patrick Seeger/EPA.

Members of the European Parliament have parliamentary immunity in the exercise of their duties as MEPs, a spokesman for the European Parliament has sa(...)

Gerry King (left) from Dunleer, Co Louth, ploughing in the senior horse section, watched by his son Gerard  at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:39

There is nothing like this. Nothing. Here, you get the real deal. This is the mood your vintage oilcloth artisan types strive to evoke in their carefu(...)