Creed announces CAP 2020 consultation process

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Creed Announces CAP 2020 Consultation process


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, announced his intention to launch a public consultation process on the future of the CAP post 2020. 

The consultation process will be open for an eight-week period from Friday, January 26 to Friday, March 23. As part of this consultation process, Minister Creed intends to hold a series of six public meetings to consider the future of the Common Agricultural Policy. Minister for State Andrew Doyle and Minister Creed will, between them, attend and address all of the meetings.


The meetings will be an important part of the Department’s consultation process. Details of the public meetings are as follows:-

Date Time Location Attended by
Monday, Feb 5 8–10pm Talbot Hotel,
Portlaoise Road,
Carlow
Minister for State Andrew Doyle 
Monday, Feb 12 8–10pm Charleville Park Hotel,
Limerick Road,
Rathgoggan North,
Charleville,
Co. Cork
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed
Tuesday, Feb 13 8–10pm Newgrange Hotel,
Bridge Street,
Navan,
Co. Meath
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed 
Wednesday, Feb14 7-9pm Bush Hotel,
Town Centre,
Carrick-on-Shannon,
Co. Leitrim


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed 

Tuesday, Feb 20 8–10pm Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon Road, Athlone Minister for State Andrew Doyle
Wednesday, Feb 21 8–10pm McWilliam Park Hotel,
Kilcolman Road,
Claremorris,
Co. Mayo
Minister for State Andrew Doyle 



This consultation comes against the background of the launch of the European Commission’s communication on the future of food and farming on November 29, 2017. With legislative proposals underpinning the future CAP expected in June 2018, Irish citizens will have an opportunity now to have an input. 

Referring to the proposed consultation, the Minister commented: “It is critically important that the CAP of the future serves all of the citizens of the EU. It must support family farms and underpin the production of food to the highest standards of quality and safety. It will also be required to contribute to development of rural areas, the creation of employment and, critically, to make a real contribution to environmental sustainability. 
"I want to ensure that I have heard the views of Irish citizens before finalising an Irish position in the negotiations to come. These meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to have their voices heard in this critically important debate and will coincide with an invitation to make written submissions on the future of CAP.  We are all interested stakeholders when it comes to our future food supply and the protection of our environment.” 

Written submissions should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post to EU Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Floor 6 Centre, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 marked “Submission on CAP post 2020”.  The deadline for receipt of submissions is March 23, 2018.

A consultation document and blank submission form will be available on the Department’s website from the January 26, 2018.

They will also be available on request from EU Division, telephone number 01 607 2183 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.