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#minister for agriculture

# minister-for-agriculture - Friday 2 June, 2017

Sale of iconic Harold's Cross greyhound stadium for €23m gets go-ahead

The 89-year-old stadium shut in February and a school will be built on the site.

# minister-for-agriculture - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

# minister-for-agriculture - Friday 24 October, 2014

Sick of parking costs, the price of fuel and paying at toll gates? - Get an electric car

(But only if you live in Cork, where a new initiative is being rolled out)

# minister-for-agriculture - Monday 20 October, 2014

Easy now - Farmers start breaking milk quotas before they're supposed to

The EU’s milk quota regime will end next March – but it seems farmers may have jumped the gun in anticipation of the change.

# minister-for-agriculture - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"I don't think we're back to cheese mountains": Coveney plays down Russian sanctions

The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Farmers: We'll keep haystacks piled at the Minister's door until we get answers

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# minister-for-agriculture - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on

However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.

# minister-for-agriculture - Friday 7 March, 2014

It's a good day for Irish animals

A new animal Bill has been passed to replace legislation that’s 103 years old.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Farmers: 18,000 'useless' horses must be slaughtered to help end crisis

The United Farmers Association has refuted Minister Coveney’s claim that there is not a major horse welfare problem in Ireland.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Broad reform needed to make Seanad 'fit for modern Ireland', says Coveney

The Agriculture Minister welcomed reports that voting rights are to be extended to more graduates, but believes more ‘fundamental’ reform is needed.

# minister-for-agriculture - Saturday 16 November, 2013

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Vets 'shocked' that tail docking could be allowed under new regulations

A prominent Irish vet has said that allowing tail docking will set back the case of animal welfare in Ireland.

# minister-for-agriculture - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Payments under €125m scheme for disadvantaged farmers start today

The payments are given to farmers living in areas considered to be at a particular disadvantaged due to factors like location in a mountainous area or restrictions due to preservation.

# minister-for-agriculture - Saturday 20 July, 2013

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Minister Coveney doesn't like fur farming but he's not banning it Exclusive

In an exclusive interview with, Coveney also said that his department will be cracking down on dog fighting and introducing a strict code for bloodsports.

# minister-for-agriculture - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Burger King returns to 100% Irish beef

The fast food restaurant chain ended its partnership with ABP Group earlier this year because of the horsemeat scandal.

# minister-for-agriculture - Monday 20 May, 2013

Over 30,000 tonnes of fodder delivered to struggling farmers

The transport subsidy was extended earlier this month, to help farmers suffering from food shortages following the harsh winter.

# minister-for-agriculture - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Coveney makes "major step" for Irish fishermen

The Minister for Agriculture has said that final negotiations on the Common Fisheries Policy are to begin soon.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Government announces €1 million fodder fund for farmers

The money will be used to reduce the price of imported fodder.

# minister-for-agriculture - Saturday 20 April, 2013

FF calls on Coveney to 'put his money where his mouth is' and solve fodder issue

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that farmers are now paying up to €80 for a bale of silage and have been “dramatically let down.”

# minister-for-agriculture - Thursday 28 March, 2013

ISPCA delighted with Coveney's 'progressive approach' to dog micro-chipping

The Minister for Agriculture hopes to bring in regulations which will see all dogs micro-chipped.

# minister-for-agriculture - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Farmers to stage protest during visit by EU agriculture commissioner

Yesterday farmers held a rally outside Minister Simon Coveney’s constituency office in Cork.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

'Somebody is selling rogue product, and somebody knows about it' - Coveney

The Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, also said that ‘bad management’ at Silvercrest had let down the Irish food industry.

# minister-for-agriculture - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Decisions on CAP will be critical for future of farmers - IFA President

Addressing the associations AGM, Bryan said farmers were angry by budget cuts announced by the minister.

# minister-for-agriculture - Monday 14 January, 2013

Coveney announces €3.25 million grant for horticulture sector

The Minister for Agriculture said that the scheme is “vital to improving growers’ competitiveness”.

# minister-for-agriculture - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Mixed results for Irish fishermen after "difficult and complex negotiations"

Talks on Ireland’s fishing quotas for 2013 ended in the early hours of this morning, with Minister Coveney saying that the agreed quotas would “support our fishing industry over the coming year”.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas

Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.

# minister-for-agriculture - Monday 26 November, 2012

Coveney announces €32m in grants for agri-food and forest research

The Minister said this publicly funded research would ultimately make a positive contribution to the government’s Action Plan for Jobs.

# minister-for-agriculture - Thursday 22 November, 2012

FF calls for strong enforcement of measures to prevent ash dieback spread

A survey on sites with imported ash plants over the last four years is expected in the coming weeks.

# minister-for-agriculture - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

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PHOTOS: Farmers take to Dublin to oppose possible EU cuts

The Irish Farmers’ Association says possible cuts to the EU budget could have a material impact on CAP funding.

Minister: I understand why farmers are protesting today

The farmers are protesting against possible cuts to Common Agricultural Policy funding.

# minister-for-agriculture - Friday 25 May, 2012

140 jobs to be created by seafood companies

The jobs will be created around the country after a new investment of €15 million in the industry.