Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is hopeful that final agreement on CAP will be reached this week. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he is “hopeful” that final agreement on a new Common Agricultural Policy package will be reached this (...)

Speaking ahead of this week’s meetings, IFA president John Bryan said a mandatory minimum payment for all farmers would be “hugely damaging” for Irish agriculture. Photograph: David Sleator

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney arrived in Luxembourg last night ahead of a series of key meetings this week at which final agreement on the re(...)