Brexit and CAP – focus of ag ministers' meeting


The two main challenges facing Irish and European agri-food sectors, namely Brexit and the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), were central themes of a meeting between Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, and his recently-appointed French counterpart, Stéphane Travert, in Paris this morning (Friday, July 21).

Farmers must benefit from dairy upturn, says IFA


As the Global Dairy Trends (GDT) auction registers another 0.2 per cent rise today (Tuesday, July 18), IFA National Dairy Committee chairman, Sean O’Leary, has called on co-ops to pass back as much of the dairy upturn as possible to farmers, who, after two years of challenging cashflow, still have some way to go to rebalance their farm finances.