‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Presentations to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine‌‌‌

11 April 2018

Engagement with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr Michael Creed TD on the ongoing Fodder crisis

29 March 2018

Engagement with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr Michael Creed TD on the Post-EU Council meeting of Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRI FISH)

27 March 2018

Consideration by the Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine of the 2018 Revised Estimates - Vote 30 with the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Mr Michael Creed T.D.

06 March 2018

Engagement with representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Pillar, Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, Marine Institute, Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), Irish Organic Farmers' and Growers' Association (IOFGA), Teagasc and Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA) in relation to Climate Change issues specific to Agriculture, Food and the Marine sectors

- Dr Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, EPA

- Mr Oisín Coghlan, Director, Friends of the Earth Ireland - Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

- Ms Noreen Gumbo, Head of Humanitarian Programmes, Trócaire - Stop Climate Chaos Coalition

- Mr Ian Lumley, Built Environment & Heritage Officer, An Taisce - Environmental Pillar

- Mr Michael Ewing, Coordinator - Environmental Pillar

 - Dr Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Marine Institute

 - Mr Conor Mulvihill, Director, Dairy Industry Ireland (DII)

- Ms Gillian Westbrook, CEO, Irish Organic Farmers' and Growers' Association (IOFGA)

- Professor Frank O'Mara, Director of Research, Teagasc

- Mr Patrick Kent,  National President‌, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA)

27 February 2018

Engagement with representatives from The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) and Coillte in relation to Farm Partnerships

- Mr Joe Healy, President, The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA)

- Mr Gerard Murphy, Managing Director, Coillte Forest

20 February 2018

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA), Meat Industry Ireland (MII) and Irish Grain Growers in relation to Climate Change issues specific to Agriculture, Food and the Marine sectors

- Mr Philip Carroll, Chairman, Meat Industry Ireland

- Mr Clive Carter, Secretary, Irish Grain Growers

- Ms Bridget Murphy, INHFA Climate Change Committee

13 February 2018

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Farmers' Association (IFA), Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA), Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) and Macra na Feirme in relation to Climate Change issues specific to Agriculture, Food and the Marine sectors

- Mr Joe Healy, President, IFA

- Mr Pat McCormack, President, ICMSA

- Mr Martin Keane, President, ICOS

- Mr Thomas Duffy, vice-chair, Macra na Feirme agricultural affairs

06 February 2018

Engagement with officials from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to Report of the Review of the Aquaculture Licensing Process carried out by the Independent Aquaculture Licensing Review Group

30 January 2018

Engagement with representatives from Irish Farmers with Designated Land (IFDL) and officials from Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to Hen Harrier Programme

- Mr Jason Fitzgerald, Chairman, Irish Farmers with Designated Land (IFDL)

24 January 2018

Engagement with representatives from European Court of Auditors in relation to ECA Special Reports on "Rural Development Programming" and "EU Support to Young Farmers' Roles"

- Mr Kevin Cardiff, Member of the European Court of Auditors and Mr Janusz Wojciechowski, Member of the European Court of Auditors

23 January 2018

Engagement with representatives from Bord Bia in relation to Roles, Responsibilities and key programmes of Bord Bia in addressing topical Irish and global issues.

- Ms Tara McCarthy, Chief Executive, Bord Bia and Mr Michael Maloney, Director of Origin Green

16 January 2018

Engagement with representatives from Irish Harness Racing Association in relation to findings of the Indecon "Review of the Irish Harness Racing Sector"

- Mr Arthur Cooper, Consultant to Irish Harness Racing Association (IHRA)

12 December 2017

Engagement with representatives from Coillte regarding Coillte's Annual Report 2016 and issues surrounding Climate Change

- Mr Fergal Leamy, Chief Executive Officer, Coillte

28 November 2017

2017 Revised Estimates for Public Service - Vote 30 - Agriculture, Food and the Marine

28 November 2017

Engagement with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to Pre-EU Council Meeting of Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRI FISH) and the Sea Fisheries Sustainability Impact Assessment

 21 November 2017

Engagement with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the Motion re. Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2017

14 November 2017

Engagement with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding Issues surrounding Climate Change

07 November 2017

Engagement with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding Briefing on upcoming CAP Negotiations

24 October 2017

Engagement with representatives from Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and Officials from Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding Proposed Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) 2020-2030

- Mr James Cogan, Industry and Policy Advisor, Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL)

- Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

17 October 2017

Engagement with representatives from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland

Engagement with representatives from Minch Malt Ltd regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Mr Peter Nallen, Group Chief Operations Officer, Boortmalt NV / Minch Malt Ltd.

03 October 2017

Engagement with representatives from Teagasc regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Professor Gerry Boyle, Director, Teagasc

Engagement with representatives from Irish Organic Farmers' and Growers' Association regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Ms Gillian Westbrook, CEO, Irish Organic Farmers' and Growers' Association

Engagement with representatives from Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Ms Patricia Callan, Director, Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI)

26 September 2017

Engagement with representatives from Irish Grain Growers and the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) regarding the Future of the Tillage Sector in Ireland

- Mr Clive Carter, Secretary, Irish Grain Growers

- Mr Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association (IFA)

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) regarding Review of the Nitrates Action Plan

- Mr Joe Healy, President, Irish Farmers Association (IFA)

11 July 2017

Engagement with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in relation to the announcement by the UK Government regarding its withdrawal from the 1964 London Fisheries Convention

27 June 2017

Engagement with representatives from the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) in relation to the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority Annual Report 2015

- Dr Susan Steele, Chair, Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA)

Engagement with Mr Gerard Kelly, Fresco Seafoods Ltd and Tardrum Fisheries Ltd, Mr Paul Barlow, Woodstown Bay Shellfish Ltd, Mr Michael Crowley, Riverbank Mussels Ltd and Mr Alex McCarthy, Alex McCarthy Shellfish regarding issues concerning the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017

20 June 2017

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Fish Producers Organisations and the National Inshore Fisheries Forum regarding issues concerning the Sea-Fisheries (Amendment) Bill 2017 and domestic aspects of fish quota allocations within the Irish fishing industry

- Mr Sean O'Donoghue, CEO, Killybegs Fishermens' Organisation (KFO)

- Mr Francis O'Donnell, CEO, Irish Fish Producers Organisation (IFPO)

- Mr Hugo Boyle, CEO, Irish South and East Fish Producers Organisation (ISEFPO)

- Mr Patrick Murphy, CEO, Irish South and West Fish Producers Organisation (ISWFPO)

- Mr Alex Crowley, Chair, National Inshore Fisheries Forum (NIFF)

30 May 2017

Engagement with representatives from Bord na gCon / Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) regarding Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 

- Mr Phil Meaney, Chairperson, Irish Greyhound Board

Engagement with representatives from The Turf Club regarding Anti-doping strategy of the Irish Thoroughbred Industry 

- Dr Lynn Hillyer, Chief Veterinary Officer, Head of Anti-Doping, The Turf Club

23 May 2017

Engagement with representatives from Sport Ireland regarding Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 

- Dr Una May, Director of Participation and Ethics, Sport Ireland

16 May 2017

Engagement with representatives from Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland regarding Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 

- Ms Eilis McCann, Chair, Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland

09 May 2017

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) and DogsTrust regarding Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 

- Dr Andrew Kelly, Chief Executive, Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA)

- Ms Suzie Carley, Executive Director, DogsTrust

Engagement with representatives from Allied Irish Bank (AIB), Bank of Ireland (BoI) and Ulster Bank Ireland DAC in relation to the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme

- Dr Anne Finnegan, Head of Agriculture Sector, Allied Irish Bank (AIB)

- Mr Mark Cunningham, Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland (BoI)

- Dr Ailish Byrne, Senior Agricultural Manager, Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

02 May 2017

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Council Against Bloodsports and the Greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland (GRAI) regarding Pre-legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017 

- Ms Aideen Yourell, Campaign Director, Irish Council Against Bloodsports

- Ms Una Jansen, Spokesperson, greyhound Rescue Association of Ireland (GRAI)

Engagement with representatives from the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) in relation to the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme

- Mr Nick Ashmore, Chief Executive, Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI)

27 April 2017

Submissions made in relation to the Review of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) post 2020

- Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Submission

- Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) Submission

- Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA) Submission

- UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science (SAFS) Submission

04 April 2017

Engagement with representatives from Iasc Mara Teo regarding issues relating to Mackerel Quota Allocation - Mr Cathal Groonell, Managing Director, Iasc Mara Teo

 Engagement with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding Pre-Legislative scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017

28 March 2017

Engagement with representatives from Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA) and Organic Trust CLG regarding challenges within the Organic Farming Sector

- Ms Gillian Westbrook, CEO, Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association (IOFGA)

- Ms Helen Scully, CEO, Organic Trust CLG

21 March 2017

2017 Revised Estimates for Public Service - Vote 30 - Agriculture, Food and the Marine

7 March 2017

Engagement with representatives from Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) regarding Systems, Governance and Procedures in HRI - Mr Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive HRI

7 February 2017

Engagement with representatives from Animal Health Ireland (AHI) regarding Animal Health Ireland Strategic Plan 2015-2017 Priority Programmes - Mr Joe O'Flaherty, CEO AHI

Engagement with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine regarding Management of Aquaculture Licensing

 31 January 2017

Engagement with representatives from Organic Farmers Representive Body - Mr Padraic Finnegan, Chairman

24 January 2017

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish Fisheries sector - Mr Sean O'Donoghue, CEO, Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation on behalf of KFO,IFPO & ISEFPO

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish Fisheries sector - Mr Patrick Murphy, CEO, ISWFPO

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish Fisheries sector - Mr Lorcán Ó Cinnéide, National Secretary, IFPEA

 17 January 2017

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Professor Alan Matthews, TCD

Review of the Common Agricultural Policy - Professor Alan Matthews, TCD

 13 December 2016

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Mr Jim Power, Economist

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Irish Farmers' Association

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - ICMSA

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Macra na Feirme

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - ICSA

6 December 2016

Motion re. Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund Regulations 2016

Sea Fisheries Sustainability Impact Assessment

The effect of bad weather on the grain harvest

29 November 2016

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Bord Bia

Engagement with representatives from the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association (INHFA)

22 November 2016

Impact of the UK Referendum on membership of the European Union on the Irish agri-food sector - Teagasc Officials

Engagement with Dr Margaret Good, SSVI on Bovine TB eradication

8 November 2016

Issues concerning the Fishing Industry

25 October 2016

Engagement with Officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

20 October 2016

Engagement with the European Commissioner for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

13 October 2016

Issues surrounding the recent reappointment of the CEO of Horse Racing Ireland

27 September 2016

Issues presented by Brexit - Mushroom Industry

Mid-year Review of 2016 Estimates for Public Services - Vote 30 (Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

13 September 2016

Discussion re. pre-Budget meeting with Farming Organisations

 

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