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Irish beef prospects for 2015

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While the UK is likely to remain the main market for Irish beef exports for some time, new international destinations provide exciting possibilities for market diversification, as well as the prospect of opening niche markets for specific cuts and offals that are less favoured in Europe

IFA welcomes Kelly climate change appointment

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IFA president Eddie Downey has welcomed the appointment of Ireland South MEP Sean Kelly to the role of chairman of the European Parliament's negotiating committee for the International Climate Change Agreement, and has called for recognition of agriculture's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Areas of Natural Constraints scheme opens

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has announced the opening of the new Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme which replaces the Disadvantaged Areas Scheme under the new Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020. The scheme is co-funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).