Pat Mccormack

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Cattle graze in Cootehill Co Cavan. Environmental umbrella group EP said ‘without a decrease in cattle numbers Ireland will continue to be in breach of EU law’. Photograph: Getty

A plan that tries to set out how Irish agriculture could achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 “perpetuates business-as-usual practices that will continue(...)

UE member states facing particular structural challenges in their agriculture sector, however, will benefit from a separate fund, with €300 million allocated for Ireland. Photograph: iStock

EU agreement on a €750 billion coronavirus pandemic recovery fund is tied into a deal on long-term EU spending plans, including radical redirection of(...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), which has 14,000 members. Photograph: iStock

Dairy farmers have said the “constant attack” on their livelihoods by “arrogant elements” of the environmental movement will be a key issue in the gen(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher said: ‘We cannot have a situation whereby one part of society is demonised and left behind.’ File image: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher has accused Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of helping to “demonise” farmers by extolling the virtues of eating less meat. Mr K(...)

A video  released in May this year which shows Irish dairy calves being physically abused by workers at a control post in France after arriving from Ireland in March. Photograph: Screengrab from Association L214 video

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has played down concerns next year will see a glut of calves on the Irish market with resultant concerns for an(...)

The ICMSA has highlighted an inconsistency in the way emissions are calculated: Ireland is held responsible for all its agricultural emissions, even though the majority of what it produces is exported. Oil producing countries are not held accountable for emissions arising from their exported products. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Global environmental agencies must change their approach to climate change so carbon emissions are calculated at the point of consumption rather than (...)

Budget 2020 will come as a ‘profound disappointment’ to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough to avoid an ‘agricultural armaggedon’.  File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Budget 2020 will come as a “profound disappointment” to farmers, according to the agricultural lobby, which accused the Government of not doing enough(...)

The dispute, which has been ongoing for months, has brought the Irish beef industry to a standstill. File photograph: Getty

There is no prospect of a return to talks in the beef crisis, with farming groups expected to focus efforts on convincing those blockading meat factor(...)

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