Simon Coveney

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Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney  expressed hope that there will be prosecutions in Ireland over the horsemeat scandal, though he conceded existing regulations on labelling may make it difficult to bring prosecutions against all parties involved. . Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has expressed hope that there will be prosecutions in Ireland over the horsemeat scandal, though he concede(...)

Local people work at preventing the gorse fire from spreading in the Barna area outside Galway city. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

A gorse fire was extinguished in the Dublin Mountains overnight. The fire broke out close to Lamb Doyle’s pub and was brought under control by (...)

The Department of Agriculture said it had identified 28 records running to 257 pages on the horse meat investigation. However, the release of 17 of these records, or 222 pages, w
as refused. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Agriculture has refused to release a large number of records under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act that(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said microchipping of dogs would apply across the board, as it did already with dog-breeding establishments and the greyhound industry. Photograph: Ian Hodgson/Reuters

Legislation requiring all dogs to be microchipped is to be introduced by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. Mr Coveney told the Dái(...)

As Dubliners and others along the east coast shivered in intermittent snow showers, Met Éireann said the likelihood was for continuing very cold conditions but not widespread snow. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Air Corps prepared to take part in mercy missions dropping fodder to hill farms in Northern Ireland on Wednesday, but Met Éireann said ther(...)

Reports that Britain is just two days away from running out of natural gas may seem a bit sensationalist, but they do serve to highlight just h(...)

No Repro Fee11/03/2013Meeting of Chairpersons of Agriculture and Fisheries Committees of EU Member States and the European ParliamentThe future of the Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies and support strategies for young farmersEU Agriculture Committee Chairs considering CAP, CFP and supports for young farmersPicture shows from left Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD ; and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos; and Andrew Doyle TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, at a meeting of the Chairs of the Agriculture and Fisheries Committees from the parliaments of EU Member States in Dublin Castle to engage with EU Commissioners and Minister Simon Coveney on the future of the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies under the chairmanship of Andrew Doyle TD, Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.Pic:Maxwells -no fee

Let’s face it. You are never going to see farm organisations jumping up and down with delight, so when they cautiously welcome something you kn(...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)

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(...)

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