Michael Creed

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Stray horses are rounded up in Southill in Limerick. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Limerick City and County Council has in the last two years spent €482,212 seizing 549 horses in the city and destroying 492 of them. Two more died in (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has been asked to intervene in a wider industry “crisis”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Saturday night greyhound racing at Dublin’s Shelbourne Park has been cancelled following concerns a planned demonstration would lead to intimidation o(...)

Independents4Change TD Clare Daly questioned Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed’s Horse Racing Ireland board appointments. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There were bitter exchanges between Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Independents4Change TD Clare Daly in a row over two appointments to the(...)

Sarah and Abby Farrell at the new equestrian centre in Neilstown in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

South Dublin County Council, which has held the record among the capital’s authorities for seizing and destroying the greatest number of roaming hors(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, with Eamon Creamer, owner of the 1916 Ford Model T,  following the launch of the Action Plan for Regional Development in Ballymahon, Co Longford. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As we work towards a post-Brexit situation, we need to be able to have a vision for rural Ireland.” Reassuring words from the Taoiseach yesterday w(...)

IFA members protest in Dublin to call for an urgent aid package for grain farmers affected by dire weather conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were sharp divisions in the Dáil over a proposed compensation fund for tillage farmers when a Fine Gael TD compared it to the controversy that h(...)

Aquaculture Review Group, from left, Lorcán Ó Cinnéide. Mary Moylan, Minister Creed and Ken Whelan

A suite of regulations and bye-laws that will govern the wild salmon and sea trout fisheries from Sunday, January 1st, 2017, has been approved by the (...)

Beef remains the single biggest component of Ireland’s food export trade, valued at €2.4bn last year

The Brexit-related slide in sterling wiped a potential €570 million off the value of Ireland’s food and drink export trade with the United Kingdom, a(...)

Prior to the ban, Ireland’s beef trade with Egypt was worth about IR£200 million (€254 million)

Exports of Irish beef to Egypt are to resume after a near 17-year gap, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed. Five Irish plants have been appro(...)

The wild duck – a wigeon – was found alive but unable to fly in Wexford town on December 28th. Photograph: Mark Stanley/Getty Images.

A confirmed case of avian bird flu has been detected in Co Wexford following a number of recent discoveries in Europe. The Department of Agriculture(...)

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