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Articles Tagged ‘Department of Agriculture,Food and the Marine’

Creed announces €4.3 million EMFF grants for seafood and aquaculture sectors


Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced the award of €4.3 million in grants to 51 seafood enterprises under 5 Schemes launched earlier this year under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) Operational Programme for the seafood sector. The grants are co-funded by the Exchequer and EMFF and subject to terms and conditions.

Creed announces €725,000 payments under the Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme


The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced payments totalling €725,000 to 49 participants under the 2016 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme. These projects were approved earlier this year and all works have now been completed and payment made to the farmers concerned.

Creed welcomes 2018 European Grassland Federation meeting to Cork


The 27th European Grassland Federation 2018 general meeting will be hosted in Rochestown Park Hotel, Co Cork from June 17-21 next year. Michael Creed, Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine met the organising committee in Cork recently, and welcomed the decision to host the event in Ireland, which attracts major interests in European grassland.

Department confirms HPAI subtype in wild bird

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed that the avian influenza subtype H5N8 detected in the wild bird found in County Wexford on December 28 is the highly pathogenic strain that has previously been confirmed in the UK and mainland Europe. This is the only case detected in Ireland so far.

Department lifts requirement for confinement of poultry


The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced that, as of today (April 25, 2017), it is no longer a legal requirement to confine/house poultry and other birds as a precautionary measure against avian influenza (bird flu).

Department to put new tag approval system in place


The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced that it has decided to withdraw a request for tenders (RFT) seeking a single supplier for the provision of a service to supply a suite of bovine eartags which was published in May.

Doyle announces opening of financial approvals for afforestation schemes


Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships, Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, announced that those forest owners with valid technical planting approvals may now apply for financial approval under the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme.

Enhanced access to Saudi Arabia for Irish beef


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced an agreement on enhanced access for Irish beef to Saudi Arabia, on the first day of the Irish agri-food Trade Mission to the Gulf region.

Government announces new supply process for bovine ear-tags until 2018


The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine have confirmed a new supply process, which will allow all suppliers of bovine ear tags, whose ear-tags meet the requirements for bovine identification set down in EU Legislation (Regulation 911/2004) and the department specification, to supply approved tags from 1 November 2016.