Committee news

2 February 16
Agriculture Committee welcome new regulations for the grocery goods sector

27 January 16
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine conclude their business under the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad

26 January 16
Agriculture Committee welcomes Commissioner Hogan’s CAP simplification proposals

16 December 15
Increased shareholding in Slaney Foods by the ABP group considered by the Agriculture Committee

14 December 15
Horse Racing Ireland and Horse Sport Ireland to discuss Harness Racing with the Agriculture Committee

8 December 15
Agriculture Committee to debate Horse Racing Ireland legislation

7 December 15
Agriculture Committee meet to consider 2015 supplementary estimate

7 December 15
Agriculture Committee to discuss fishing quotas, EU policy review and the beef data and genomics programme

30 November 15
Agriculture Committee to meet with Bord Bia and Birdwatch Ireland

23 November 15
Agriculture Committee to meet with Ornua and address finance issues for those within the dairy industry

17 November 15
Agriculture Committee to Consider Motion on Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations

16 November 15
Agriculture Committee to discuss the Beef Data Genomics Programme and Organic Farming Scheme

9 November 15
Agriculture Committee to discuss Irish Co-ops and the harness racing industry

2 November 15
Agriculture Committee to Continue Discussions on the Irish Dairy Sector

20 October 15
Agriculture Committee Launch Report on Hen Harrier Conservation Issues

19 October 15
Agriculture Committee to Examine the Irish Greyhound Racing Industry

7 October 15
Agriculture Committee to meet with the Organic Farmers Representative Body 

5 October 15
Agriculture Committee to meet with IFA President on the Sheep and Dairy Sectors

30 September 15
Agriculture Committee engage with Minister Coveney on mid-year Estimates review

29 September 15
Minister to address Agriculture Committee to conduct mid-year review of 2015 Estimates

20 July 15
Agriculture Committee to hear from farmers on hen harrier designation losses

13 July 15
Agriculture Committee to focus on animal welfare issues as a part of discussions

7 July 15
Marine Committee to continue hearings on aquaculture development

6 July 15
Agriculture Committee to commence debate on Irish horse industry

1 July 15
Agriculture Committee to continue hearings on Beef Data and Genomics Programme

30 June 15
Marine Committee to commence hearings on aquaculture development

29 June 15
Marine Committee to discuss new landing obligations with Minister Coveney

23 June 15
Advance notice for farm inspections must form part of CAP simplification: Agriculture Committee

23 June 15
Joint Committees to discuss TTIP with Minister Bruton

22 June 15
Agriculture Committee to meet Commissioner Phil Hogan

15 June 15
Agriculture Committee to consider plight of ‘Forgotten Farmers’

8 June 15
Agriculture Committee to consider EU proposal on Genetically Modified food and feed

4 June 15
Agriculture Committee gains from high-level meetings with Hungarian counterparts

26 May 15
Marine Committee to discuss Fisheries Local Action Groups with BIM

11 May 15
Agriculture Committee to consider EU developments in agriculture and fisheries

27 April 15
Agriculture Committee to follow up on marginal land eligibility concerns with Department Officials

22 April 15
Supermarkets in breach of new Grocery Regulations must be named and shamed: Agriculture Committee

20 April 15
Fruit and vegetable growers to outline downward pricing concerns to Agriculture Committee

14 April 15
Agriculture Committee calls for talks on forging workable and consistent land eligibility guidelines

9 April 15
Farming organisations to outline GLAS concerns to Agriculture Committee

1 April 15
‘Better before bigger’ approach must underpin dairy expansion - Agriculture Committee

31 March 15
Agriculture Committee hears progress on animal health from AHI

30 March 15
Agriculture Committee to hear from Animal Health Ireland on herd health programmes

24 March 15
Marine Committee considers steps to develop Ireland’s fisheries with BIM

23 March 15
Marine Committee to hear from Bord Iascaigh Mhara on 2013 Annual Report

9 March 15
Agriculture Committee to meet Teagasc to review 2013 and 2014

2 March 15
Agriculture Committee in Luxembourg for high level meetings

2 March 15
Agriculture Committee to present key reports in Brussels

23 February 15
Agriculture Select Committee to consider Revised Estimates

16 February 15
Marine Committee to consider policy progress in sustaining coastal and island communities

10 February 15
Agriculture Committee hears of imperative for caution in dairy sector expansion

9 February 15
Agriculture Committee to meet banking representatives on dairy industry potential

3 February 15
Agriculture Committee hears profit margin rather than volume must underpin dairy sector expansion

2 February 15
Agriculture Committee to meet co-op, farming and Bord Bia representatives on dairy price volatility

29 January 15
Agriculture Committee hosts constructive engagement with HSA on reducing farm deaths

29 January 15
Agriculture Committee engages with Stormont counterparts on dairy prices, finance for farmers and animal health

26 January 15
Agriculture Committee in Belfast visit to engage with Stormont counterparts

20 January 15
Agriculture Committee hears from Minister on Rural Development Programme progress

19 January 15
Agriculture Committee to discuss implementation of Rural Development Programme with Minister

14 January 15
Agriculture Committee to consider implications of dairy price volatility

18 December 14
Farmers must be made aware of rights at onset of any investigation – Agriculture Committee

16 December 14
Agriculture Committee pledges to progress farmer concerns on hen harrier conservation

15 December 14
Marine Committee to consider new EU guidelines on State Aid to Fisheries sector

9 December 14
Change of time: Agriculture Committee to consider role of new Investigations Division Select Committee to also consider Supplementary Estimates with Minister

9 December 14
Change of time: Agriculture Committee to consider role of new Investigations Division Select Committee to also consider Supplementary Estimates with Minister

2 December 14
Agriculture Committee welcomes pledges from supermarket multiples on below cost pricing

1 December 14
Marine Committee to meet Minister in advance of key EU Fisheries negotiations

1 December 14
Marine Committee to meet Minister in advance of key EU Fisheries negotiations

24 November 14
Agriculture Committee to consider work of National Milk Agency

20 November 14
Government and Farm level policy must adapt to optimise Ireland’s land use in coming decades – Agriculture Committee

19 November 14
Agriculture Committee to launch key report on maximising Ireland’s land use

3 November 14
Agriculture Committee to discuss Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

24 October 14
Broad representation on HRI bodies and regulatory independence must underpin new Horse Racing legislation - Agriculture Committee

21 October 14
Statement by Agriculture Committee following meeting with Irish Greyhound Board

20 October 14
Agriculture Committee to hear Bord na gCon on Indecon Report

7 October 14
Agriculture Committee to meet Department Officials on HRI Bill

6 October 14
Marine Committee to hear from BirdWatch Ireland on new EU fishing guidelines

22 September 14
Agriculture Committee to engage with Minister Coveney on Department Spending

15 September 14
Agriculture Committee to conclude deliberations on Horse Racing Bill

16 July 14
Agriculture Committee to meet IFA and ICMSA on Agri-Tax Review

14 July 14
Agriculture Committee to continue deliberations on Horse Racing Bill

10 July 14
Agriculture Committee welcomes Indecon Report on Greyhound Industry

9 July 14
Agriculture Committee to discuss Horse Racing Bill

8 July 14
Agriculture Committee engages with Chair of Beef Roundtable

7 July 14
Agriculture Committee to consider six-monthly EU Report

30 June 14
Agriculture Committee to discuss Horse Racing Bill

10 June 14
Agriculture Committee hears of dairy potential from Minister

9 June 14
Agriculture Committee to hear from Minister in advance of key EU Council meeting

4 June 14
Agriculture Committee to hear from EU Commission on land use

12 May 14
Bord na Móna and UCD experts to address Agriculture Committee on land use

6 May 14
Fisheries sub-Committee to hear from estuary and island fishing representatives and tourism groups

14 April 14
Marine Committee to consider storm damage impact with fishing representatives

9 April 14
Marine Committee to meet with Chairperson Designate of Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board

8 April 14
Sustainable growth in agrifood sector achievable, Committee told

7 April 14
Agriculture Committee to consider climate change dimension to land use

3 April 14
Agriculture Committee considers environmental imperative of afforestation

2 April 14
Agriculture Committee to debate future land use with Coillte representatives

26 March 14
Cancellation of Marine Committee meeting

24 March 14
Agriculture Committee to resume hearings on bull beef crisis

11 March 14
New points system for fishing breaches outlined to Marine Committee

10 March 14
Marine Committee to discuss new penalty points system for fishing industry

5 March 14
Agriculture Committee to resume consideration of Forestry Bill 2013

4 March 14
Greater transparency required to mitigate beef industry crisis, Agriculture Committee told

3 March 14
Agriculture Committee to consider beef industry crisis

24 February 14
Agriculture Committee to consider Forestry Bill 2013

19 February 14
Agriculture Committee to consider storm damage to agricultural land

18 February 14
Agriculture Committee told of imperative for long term land use strategies

17 February 14
Agriculture Committee to discuss land use with leading expert

13 February 14
Marine Committee calls for coordinated approach to mitigate storm damage to fishing communities

12 February 14
Marine Committee to consider storm damage to fishing communities

10 February 14
Agriculture Committee to resume discussions on Forestry Bill

28 January 14
New Forestry Bill should instill confidence in sector, Agriculture Committee told

27 January 14
Agriculture Committee continues discussions on Forestry Bill

20 January 14
Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to consider 2014 Revised Rstimates

14 January 14
Diversification key to sustainability of coastal communities: Fisheries sub-Committee

13 January 14
Ní mór éagsúlacht a bheith ann ionas go mbeidh pobail ar an gcósta inmharthana: An Fochoiste um Iascach

13 January 14
Agriculture Committee to hear from key stakeholders on Forestry Bill

13 January 14
Tuarascáil maidir le pobail ar an gcósta agus ar na hoileáin a chothú le seoladh ag an bhFochoiste um Iascach

13 January 14
Foreign Affairs Committee highlights Ireland's green agrifood credentials on Iran visit

13 January 14
Fisheries sub-Committee to launch report on sustaining island and coastal communities

10 December 13
Agriculture Committee to consider a range of EU legislative proposals

9 December 13
BIM to update Fisheries sub-Committee on Fisheries Local Action Groups

2 December 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss six-monthly EU report with Secretary General

26 November 13
Agriculture Committee engages with Minister ahead of challenging EU fishing negotiations

25 November 13
Agriculture Committee to be briefed on key Council of Ministers meeting

21 November 13
Agriculture Committee considers actions to mitigate TLT closure

21 November 13
Agriculture Committee considers actions to mitigate TLT closure

20 November 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss fallout from TLT closure

18 November 13
Agriculture Committee to consider Marine Institute and Coillte annual reports

13 November 13
Agriculture Committee to consider a range of EU legislative proposals

4 November 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Strathroy Dairy

23 October 13
Agriculture Committee calls for statutory code of conduct for grocery goods sector

16 October 13
Marine Committee to meet leading expert on forage fish species

8 October 13
Agriculture Committee to consider EU legislative proposals on animal and plant health

2 October 13
Agriculture Committee engages with Minister on Budget 2014

1 October 13
Agriculture Committee hears economic imperative for sustaining drystock sector

1 October 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister for pre-Budget briefing

30 September 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss economic impact of Cattle and Sheep sectors

23 September 13
Agriculture Committee to consider EU legislative proposals

17 July 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister on EU Presidency outcomes

17 July 13
Agriculture Committee Report recommends urgent policy actions to safeguard and enhance commonage lands

15 July 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Competition Authority and National Consumer Agency

10 July 13
Oireachtas Committee to discuss Bord Iascaigh Mhara annual report

8 July 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss CAP Reform with NI Executive Minister

2 July 13
Committee to consider Revised Estimates for Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

24 June 13
Fisheries sub-Committee to meet inshore fishing representatives

19 June 13
Agriculture Committee welcomes Government announcement on Coillte

2 July 13
Committee to consider Revised Estimates for Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

24 June 13
Fisheries sub-Committee to meet inshore fishing representatives

19 June 13
Agriculture Committee welcomes Government announcement on Coillte

17 June 13
Agriculture Committee to hear from Wicklow Uplands Council

11 June 13
Agriculture Committee hears from Animal Health Ireland on herd health programmes

10 June 13
Agriculture Committee to engage with Animal Health Ireland on herd health

20 May 13
Agriculture Committee to meet milk producer representatives

13 May 13
Agriculture Committee to resume discussions on harvesting rights

8 May 13
Agriculture Committee to meet representatives from Lidl

7 May 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss CAP and CFP progress with Minister

1 May 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss proposed sale of Coillte harvesting rights

25 April 13
Agriculture Committee engages with Minister on efforts to stem fodder crisis

24 April 13
Oireachtas Committee to hear from leading academics on sustaining rural coastal and island communities

22 April 13
Agriculture Committee to meet with farming and food and drink industry representatives

18 April 13
Agriculture Committee expresses deep concern about fodder shortage

17 April 13
Agriculture Committee to meet representatives from Aldi

27 March 13
Oireachtas Committee to continue discussions on sustaining rural coastal and island communities

25 March 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Tesco and Musgrave Group representatives

20 March 13
Oireachtas Committee to continue discussions on sustaining rural coastal and island communities

19 March 13
Oireachtas Committee to commence debate on sustaining rural coastal and island communities

11 March 13
EU Committee Chairs consider progress on CAP and CFP negotiations

7 March 13
EU Agriculture Committee Chairs to consider CAP, CFP and supports for young farmers

5 March 13
Agriculture Committee discusses pressure on pricing with supermarket representatives

4 March 13
Agriculture Committee to meet supermarket representatives

27 February 13
Agriculture Committee to consider motion on Diseases of Animals Act with Minister

26 February 13
Agriculture Committee hears farmers groups advocate flexibility on use of commonage lands

25 February 13
Agriculture Committee to meet farmers groups on commonage lands

19 February 13
Agriculture Committee to continue discussions on use of commonage lands

13 February 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Chairmen Designate of the Irish National Stud and Horse Racing Ireland

11 February 13
Agriculture Committee to continue discussions on use of commonage lands

5 February 13
Agriculture Committee hears from Minister and FSAI on content of burgers

4 February 13
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister on content of beef burgers

29 January 13
Postponement of Agriculture Committee meeting

28 January 13
Agriculture Committee to meet with Comhairle na Tuaithe

18 January 13
Postponement of Tuesday's Agriculture Committee meeting

17 January 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss authenticity of beef burgers

15 January 13
Agriculture Committee hears upbeat report on Burren Farming for Conservation Programme

14 January 13
Agriculture Committee to discuss Burren Farming for Conservation Programme

17 December 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss environmental dimension of CAP Reform

10 December 12
Agriculture Committee to continue consideration Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012

6 December 12
Agriculture Committee urges increased pressure to curb mackerel overfishing

5 December 12
Agriculture Committee to be briefed on key Council of Ministers meeting

3 December 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss Food Harvest 2020 priorities with Irish Farm Managers’ Association

30 November 12
Agriculture Committee Chairman shares priorities with European Parliament leaders

26 November 12
Agriculture Committee to continue consideration of Animal Health and Welfare Bill

21 November 12
Agriculture Committee to continue consideration Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012

19 November 12
Agriculture Committee to meet Macra na Feirme on Budget 2013

15 November 12
Agriculture Committee hears calls for maintenance of farm schemes in Budget 2013

14 November 12
Agriculture Committee to continue hearings on Budget 2013

12 November 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss CAP talks and Budget 2013 with ICMSA

7 November 12
Agriculture Committee to consider Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012

5 November 12
Agriculture Committee to dicuss CAP, CFP and Food Harvest 2020 priorities

24 October 12
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister to discuss allocations for 2013

7 November 12
Agriculture Committee to consider Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012

5 November 12
Agriculture Committee to dicuss CAP, CFP and Food Harvest 2020 priorities

24 October 12
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister to discuss allocations for 2013

24 October 12
Agriculture Committee to meet Minister to discuss allocations for 2013

22 October 12
Agriculture Committee to continue discussion on provision of farm management IT systems

16 October 12
Agriculture Committee hears from Bord Bia and Irish Dairy Board on Food Harvest 2020 targets

15 October 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss Food Harvest 2020 with Bord Bia and Irish Dairy Board representatives

9 October 12
Agriculture Committee hears upbeat assessment from food producer representatives

9 October 12
Agriculture Committee hears upbeat assessment from food producer representatives

8 October 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss Food Harvest 2020 with food producer representatives

1 October 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss forestry potential with Coillte representatives

17 September 12
Agriculture Committee to meet companies on developing farm IT sector

19 July 12
Agriculture Committee hears upbeat outlook on CAP negotiations from Minister

18 July 12
Minister Coveney to brief Agriculture Committee on Council of Ministers meeting

10 July 12
Agriculture Committee examines proposals for redevelopment of sugar beet industry

9 July 12
Agriculture Committee to discuss redevelopment of sugar beet industry

2 July 12
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to meet Donegal Islands fishermen

26 June 12
Committee considers proposed aquaculture developments with angling representatives

25 June 12
Committee to discuss future of aquaculture with angling representatives

20 June 12
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to meet Northern Ireland parliamentarians and business leaders

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