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Access to credit, land and fair prices top young farmers agenda


Vice-president of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has reassured young farmers across the EU that the Parliament is aware of and working on their concerns. The Midlands North West MEP joined with president of CEJA - the European Young Farmers organisation, Alan Jagoe in Brussels this week to debate the big issues facing young farmers.

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).

Calls for fair emissions targets for farmers


Calls have been made in Europe, by Mairead McGuinness, MEP and vice-president of the European Parliament, for fair emissions targets for Irish Farmers ahead of EU plans to set binding targets in each European country including Ireland.

Concern about US focus on EU farm supports


Vice-president of the European Parliament and MEP, Mairead McGuinness, has voiced concern over US tariffs on European food exports, following the imposition of a 17 per cent customs duty on Spanish olives in recent days. Ms McGuinness, who is a member of the Parliament's Agriculture Committee, voted in favour of a parliamentary resolution urging the Commission to investigate the issue and react appropriately.

McGuinness calls for support for tillage sector


Vice-president of the European Parliament, Mairead McGuinness MEP, has urged EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, to address immediate and long-term concerns about the future viability of the grain sector and to explore all options to provide financial supports for tillage farmers affected by a very poor harvest, in a meeting with the Commissioner in Strasbourg. Following this, the Agriculture Committee has agreed to have a debate on the issue.

McGuinness hosts Irish beekeepers meeting with EU farmers


On invitation from Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European parliament, Irish beekeepers took part in a high-level exchange of views with farmers and and lawmakers at the 2016 European Week of Bees and Pollination, at the European parliament, Brussels this week.

McGuinness voices Mercosur concerns


Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has raised serious concerns about the negative impact an EU-Mercosur trade deal could have on the beef sector.

MEP meets young Irish farmers on future of CAP


Mairead McGuinness MEP, vice-president of the European Parliament, has met with members of Macra na Feirme as they launched their report on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post-2020, in the European Parliament, Brussels.

MEP predicts significant CAP changes post-2020


Budgetary pressures in the EU, strong lobbying by environmental organisations, a looming Brexit and frustration among farmers with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) form the backdrop to further and potentially significant changes to the CAP post-2020, according to European Parliament vice-president, Mairead McGuinness.

Parliament gives Glyphosate weed killer 7 year extension


Permission to use the weed killer Glyphosate has been extended for another seven years after a majority vote by the European parliament on April 13, according to Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of parliament.

Report urges incentives for older farmers to assist the young


A new report to be debated in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee this week urges continued support for young farmers, and mechanisms to assist older farmers to retire, according to Mairead McGuinness MEP and vice-president of the European Parliament.

Second meeting for IFA and EU chief negotiator on Brexit


IFA president Joe Healy is meeting the EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, in Dublin this morning (Thursday, May 11) at an event hosted by the EU Commission. This will be the second time Joe Healy has met Michel Barnier, following a meeting in Brussels last month.