Michael Creed

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine  Michael Creed said he had “no imprimatur by virtue of the programme for government or a mandate from the people” to ban the industry. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has rejected calls to ban fur farming in Ireland despite a recommendation by the organisation representing vete(...)

Phil Hogan: he declined to discuss the size of any potential EU package of financial supports

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan says he is satisfied Brussels has the tools to help Irish farmers in “any exceptional circumstances” that might(...)

Simon Coveney defended the expenditure “in the context of increased diplomatic activity at European and international level brought about by Brexit preparations”. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Government officials ran up taxi bills totalling more than €750,000 last year, with one Government department spending almost €1,000 a day on fares. (...)

Minister for Climate Action and the Environment Richard Bruton: his climate plan will be implemented if Britain has an orderly exit from the EU. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Government may postpone the implementation of a major plan to tackle climate change in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Ministers this week discus(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed warned of an ’existential challenge’ to the beef industry from the UK crashing out of the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

Beef farmers are facing “wipe-out” if the Government’s €1.7 billion estimate on the cost of UK tariffs on Irish food imports in a hard Brexit proves a(...)

IFA president Joe Healy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the Irish Farm Centre in Bluebell, Dublin 12. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland will seek emergency EU aid for the agricultural sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. In an address to th(...)

Up to 4,000 sheep are killed or injured a year by “marauding” dogs, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said.  Photograph: iStock

Up to 4,000 sheep are killed or injured a year by “marauding” dogs, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said. There are between 300 and 400 dog(...)

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the Army might be needed at the Border following Brexit. Photograph: Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

There are times in Irish political life when pointing out the blindingly obvious is discouraged. Those of you old enough will remember the debate duri(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed: accused of treating listeners as if they were ‘stupid’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed failed 15 times to answer a radio presenter’s questions about the imposition of a hard border on the island of (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has asked his Ministers to refrain from criticising Shane Ross because it leads to a public “back and forth” between Fine Gael (...)

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