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Minister must address serious crisis on tillage farms

FA President Joe Healy has welcomed Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed’s announcement that he is act on IFA’s call to convene a forum of tillage stakeholders. Joe Healy said the forum is an opportunity for key stakeholders to devise a plan and take actions that will address the serious and deepening income crisis in the tillage farming sector.

Creed announces €12m basic payment refund to 104,000 farmers

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced that the payment of €12.4 million to approximately 98,000 farmers has commenced.  This money was deducted from their 2014 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) payments under the Financial Discipline rule.

Schull Committee seek Minister’s assistance to progress harbour development

A meeting recently took place between members of the Schull Community Council, The Minister for the Marine, Michael Creed and management of Cork County Council. The meeting took place at the Department of the Marine Clonakilty and was facilitated by Cork South West TD Jim Daly (FG) who has been assisting the committee over the past while.

Creed announces details of milk supply reduction scheme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D. today announced details of how Irish dairy farmers can apply for the EU voluntary milk supply management scheme which was recently agreed in Brussels. The scheme has an overall budget of €150m to cover all applicants across the EU and there are no individual allocations for Member States.   The Minister said, “This scheme represents the latest in a

Creed announces commencement of fisheries local development strategies

THE Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD met representatives of the seven new Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) at the National Seafood Centre in Clonakilty today. €12m is available to the FLAGS under Ireland’s Operational Programme for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). Each FLAG will now receive technical support to prepare a Local Development Strategy, in consultation with local communities, setting out the FLAG

Creed welcomes agreement on €500m EU aid package for farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has welcomed agreement at the EU Commission’s Management Committee today on proposals to give effect to the aid package for farmers agreed at the July Council. The package is designed to support market stabilisation across the EU’s dairy sector. Today’s agreement puts in place the legal framework for the exceptional adjustment aid to milk producers and a package for the

Minister Creed convenes meeting of food wise high level implementation committee on Brexit

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today chaired a special meeting of the Food Wise High Level Implementation Committee to discuss Brexit and its implications for the agri-food sector.  The meeting was attended by the CEOs and senior officials from Enterprise Ireland, Bord Bia,  Teagasc  and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, as well as senior officials from the Departments of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Jobs, Enterprise

IFA meets Minister Creed on farm income crisis issues

IFA President Joe Healy led an IFA delegation in a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in Dublin last week, and highlighted priority areas and actions required from the Government to address the income crisis across the main farming sectors.

Minister Creed officially launches Local Link Cork

LOCAL Link Cork is officially launched by the Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine Deputy Michael Creed TD. Local Link Cork provides rural and community transport throughout County Cork. It follows on from a restructuring of the rural transport groups in Cork under the new branding of Local Link. It is under the auspices of the National Transport Authority both at local county level and nationally.

Mart Modernisation Scheme launched in Bandon

Pictured at the launch of the Mart Modernisation Scheme which was launched by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed TD at Bandon Mart was Donal Kelly, Bandon Mart; Andrew Cromie, ICBF; Minister Creed; Sean O’Sullivan, CEO Cork Marts; Sean Coughlan, CEO ICBF; Neil O’Riordan, Cork Marts and Farmer Paul Hurley, Innishannon.

Macroom’s Michael Creed is new Minister for Agriculture

MACROOM-based TD Michael Creed has been named as the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. On accepting the post, Deputy Creed said, “It was an immense honour and privilege to be appointed by An Taoiseach on Friday last and to be subsequently endorsed by the Dáil to serve as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Creed welcomes Justice Minister to Macroom in push for new garda station

CORK North West TD, Michael Creed welcomed his colleague the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald TD, to Macroom on Saturday recently to discuss the urgent need for a new Garda station in the town. Commenting on the meeting Deputy Creed said, “I was pleased to get the opportunity to show the Minister first- hand the poor facilities Gardaí are working with in the Macroom station, in order to underline the

West Cork TD tops expenses list

BEARA TD Noel Harrington has claimed the highest level of expenses since the Dáil sat in March last year. He received €53,714.95 in expenses but was quick to point out that his political base in further from Leinster House than any other TD in the country at a distance of nearly 400km.