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Farmers will not have to make any cuts to their cattle herds as part of emissions targets set out by the government, according to the Agriculture Minister.   A reduction of 25 per cent for the agriculture sector was agreed by government ministers after extensive talks this week.   There…

The Agriculture Minister says there’s been little to no policy innovation from the opposition to date. It comes as the Government comfortably won a vote of confidence in the Dáil yesterday evening with TDs voting 85 to 66 in favour of the coalition. Independents Joe McHugh, Marc MacSharry, Cathal Berry,…

The Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConlogue will today present the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plan to his cabinet colleagues.   The plan, which must be submitted for ratification to the European Commission before the end of the year, will see €9.8bn in funding made available to 130,000 farm…

The Agriculture Minister says ‘significantly’ more jobs will be created in the farming sector in the next nine years – despite a dramatic fall in emissions.   The Climate Action Plan calls for agriculture to cut emissions by 22 to 30 per cent by 2030.   The agri-food sector employs…

Several businesses across the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will open their doors for the first time today.   Hairdressers, barbers and beauticians will reopen when restrictions ease later this morning.   Click-and-collect retail can also return, along with appointment-only shopping in stores.   The inter-county travel ban will…

The Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has said that farmers and landowners affected by the Shass mountain landslide in Drumkeeran in July of last year can apply for their basic payments under CAP in 2021 using a force majeure clause.   In order to apply for the basic payment scheme,…