Government needs to create jobs and exports in marine sector

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The new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, must ensure swift and measurable action to review procedures, reduce red tape and encourage development of the indigenous Irish shellfish sector, a conference in Athlone heard today. Speaking at the IFA National Shellfish Conference, outgoing Irish Shellfish Association chairman, Jerry Gallagher said the industry needs to invest in sustainable growth, based on the clear commitments to better coordination between Departments, a more responsive licencing system, and measures to support producers in meeting environmental challenges.

Macra starts the conversation with launch of Green Ribbons campaign

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Macra president Seán Finan with National Executive (Back Row L-R): Sharon Corcoran, Mayo; Noel Duffy, Offaly; Cara O’Mahony, Meath; Eamon Cassells, Meath; James Healy, associate rep; Eillish O’Callaghan, Seandun; and Claire Bambrick, Kilkenny. (Front Row L-R): Seán Wallace, Muskerry; Derrie Dillon, acting CEO; Odile Evans, Leinster vice-president; Caroline O’Dowd, North West vice-president; Ger Griffin, Munster vice-president; and Una Ryan, North Tipperary.


Macra na Feirme launched its annual Green Ribbon campaign for the month of May at the National AGM, which took place recently in Nenagh Co. Tipperary. See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership and partner organisations, including Macra na Feirme, are rolling out a month-long national Green Ribbon campaign to get people talking openly about mental health problems.