Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Ciolos.

The Government’s aim of securing a deal on reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) before Ireland hands over the Europe(...)

Young heifers on a farm in  Co Kildare. Photograph: Frank Miller 23.6.05

There has been considerable media coverage of the agreement reached by the Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels this week and its possi(...)

 (From left) Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, European commissioner for agriculture and rural development Dacian Ciolos; and Andrew Doyle, chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at a meeting in Dublin earlier this month. Mr Coveney said he was glad the alternative Irish model had been adopted in full.

What was agreed by agriculture ministers last night? 1 The European Commission wants all member states to move from a system that bases the sin(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The agreement on the single farm payment reached in Brussels last night will see more winners than losers, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coven(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney and European Commissioner for agriculture and rural development Dacian Ciolos at a meeting last week in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

European agriculture ministers secured a common position on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) last night in Brussels, amid concern(...)

An elderly man sits in front of a closed branch of Bank of Cyprus as a youth makes a transaction at an ATM in Nicosia today. Labour MEP
Nessa Childers described as a “terrible mistake” a bailout deal which includes small Cypriot depositors. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters.

GENEVIEVE CARBERY Labour MEP Nessa Childers has called for EU economics commissioner Olli Rehn to resign over the Cypriot bailout. (...)

Video: Hopes high for an agreement on European farm policy

The Irish Presidency hopes to reach final agreement today on a common EU position on the Common Agricultural Policy, the Minister for Agricultu(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney

Suzanne Lynch in Brussels European agriculture ministers are meeting in Brussels today in a bid to reach agreement on the reform of the (...)

heir first reaction to the €10 billion Cypriot bailout deal today, amid fear that the deal could spark contagion across the euro zone. (...)

COLM KEENA, Public Affairs Correspondent An Irish meat processing company found horse protein in beef consignments from Poland last June (...)

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