Articles Tagged ‘Brexit’

2018 will be a 'defining year' says IFA president


Never before have such major challenges as Brexit, the CAP Budget, Mercosur and climate change converged in a single year, said Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president, Joe Healy, addressing the 63rd IFA AGM today (Tuesday, January 16). 

"This year will be a defining year for Irish agriculture," he said.

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).

Brexit cannot jeopardise environmental progress says McGuinness


With Brexit negotiations due to begin on Monday in Brussels, there is a need to understand that environmental progress made by the EU over decades cannot be jeopardised by the UK decision to leave the EU, said Mairead McGuinness, MEP and first vice-president of the European Parliament. Ms McGuinness was addressing a Brexit event organised by the European Parliament in Dundalk today (Friday, June 16).

Brexit Fisheries Discussion highlights importance of unity at EU level


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed hosted a Brexit Fisheries Discussion in Galway today (Thursday, June 29), as part of four days of marine-themed events including the BIM National Seafood Conference and Seafest – Ireland’s national maritime festival.

DAFM focuses on Brexit preparation at Food Wise 2025 meeting






Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed chaired the 16th meeting of the Food Wise 2025 High Level Implementation Committee (HLIC), recently, where Brexit, competitiveness and the ‘People in Dairy Action Plan’ were discussed.

IFA says negotiations need to be progressed regarding Brexit


The official Brexit date is scheduled for March 29th 2019, exactly one year to this day. IFA president Joe Healy has warned rapid progress in the withdrawal-agreement negotiations is needed to avoid a disastrous no-deal scenario and UK cheap food policy.

IFA sets out major challenges for Minister in Brexit phase 2


While the conclusion of the first phase of the Brexit negotiations was positive and welcome, the outcome of phase 2 will determine the fate of Irish food exports to our largest market, the UK, with serious implications for farming. This was the key challenge IFA dairy and livestock leaders put to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, at a meeting of the Stakeholders Brexit Consultative Committee in Dublin this week.

Minister Creed responds to UK fisheries announcement


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has described the announcement by the UK government that it is withdrawing from the 1964 London Fisheries Convention as "unwelcome and unhelpful".

Top 10 agricultural priorities submitted to new Taoiseach


IFA president Joe Healy has set out in a submission the top 10 priorities for agriculture to Leo Varadkar following his election as Taoiseach yesterday afternoon (June 14). He wished him success in the role and said he is looking forward to working closely with the new Taoiseach in the future.