Teagasc safety training programme launched

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The Teagasc Farm Safety Code of Practice Training Programme for 2016-2017 was launched earlier this week at the National Ploughing Championships. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor joined with Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to perform the launch.

€140m ANC payments announced

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The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has announced that payments under the 2016 Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) scheme and Areas of Specific Constraint (Islands) scheme, worth over €140m, have started issuing to almost 65,000 farmers.

Tillage sector roundtable announced

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Tillage sector roundtable talks announced for October.


Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed announced that he will convene a roundtable meeting of the tillage sector stakeholders to evaluate the sector in the light of current challenges and to address emerging opportunities. The roundtable meeting will also explore options for the future development of the broader industry.

Timber event highlights harvesting options and investment returns

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Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, Andrew Doyle, has highlighted the 'Talking Timber' event as “an opportunity to learn and listen about the timber sales process and all that involves, particularly in relation to harvesting options and how to maximise return from your investment in forestry”.