Articles Tagged ‘Brexit’

'Beef Challenges 2017' to outline market prospects


IFA president Joe Healy has invited all livestock farmers to attend a major national livestock meeting entitled ‘Beef Challenges 2017’ on December 15 at 6pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co Offaly.

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 concerns for Irish dairy and beef sector highlighted


If the UK voters decide to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum in June of this year, it could have a significant impact on Irish agri-food exports. This is according to a newly released report produced by economists from Teagasc, launched April 13 at a Teagasc and Agricultural Economics Society of Ireland (AESI) seminar in Backweston, County Kildare.

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.

Creed highlights Irish Brexit priorities to MP Leadsom


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has met his UK counterpart, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP, for an exchange of views on the implications for the agri-food and fisheries sectors of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

EU agriculture ministers meet to discuss Brexit impact on agri-food


Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine Michael Creed met with the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, in Berlin today (March 16), at the first of three bilateral meetings Minister Creed is holding with EU agriculture ministers over two days.

Farmers have borne brunt of sterling weakness – IFA


Reacting to the Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects Report launched yesterday (January 11), Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy claimed that it is mainly Irish farmers who have borne the pain of sterling weakness through lower prices, particularly for beef and mushrooms.

Harkin briefs key Brexit negotiator


Former Belgian Prime Minister and lead negotiator for the European Parliament on Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt, met with Independent MEP Marian Harkin to discuss matters relating to the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland in the context of a British withdrawal from the EU.

IFA and Ulster farmers union meet on Brexit concerns


The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) and the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) have agreed to work together to protect the important relationship between farmers on the island of Ireland following a meeting this week to discuss the implications of Brexit. Both organisations agreed that the agricultural sector must not be at a disadvantage as a result of the Brexit outcome.

IFA meet with chief Brexit negotiator in Brussels


An IFA delegation led by president Joe Healy met with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels this week. The IFA president set out the IFA's Brexit priorities as outlined in the recently launched policy document, Brexit: The Imperatives for Irish Farmers and the Agri-food sector.

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.