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The committee shadows the work of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. It advocates for the agrifood sector and scrutinises activities in the area.

Date established: 16 Jun 2016

House: 32nd Dáil, 25th Seanad

Tillage sector

Latest Report

Tillage sector

The committee has published a report which calls for increased support for tillage farmers. It recommends the development of a new tillage sector plan.

Press releases

21 May 2018, 17.34

Agriculture Committee to discuss EU’s fisheries plan, efforts to boost genetic strength of Irish cattle

15 May 2018, 09.22

Agriculture Committee explores future of farming, conservation techniques

4 May 2018, 10.05

Agriculture Committee to resume discussion of fodder crisis

Recent videos

Tue, 22 May 2018

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Further Scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals

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Tue, 15 May 2018

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Different approaches and new opportunities in Irish agriculture

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Tue, 8 May 2018

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Risk management measures in relation to the recent fodder shortages
Issues surrounding ‘Burnt land’

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Recent debates

Tue, 8 May 2018

Joint Committee

Burning of Land: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Tue, 1 May 2018

Joint Committee

Island Fisheries (Heritage Licence) Bill 2017: Discussion

Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Joint Committee

Engagement with EU Commissioner Mr. Phil Hogan

Recent documents

Tue, 22 May

Opening statement, Dr. Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Opening statement, Dr. Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Opening statement, Nevan McKiernan, Secretary, Irish Charolais Cattle Society (ICCS)

Opening statement, Nevan McKiernan, Secretary, Irish Charolais Cattle Society (ICCS) (PDF)

Tue, 22 May

Opening statement, Sean Coughlan, Chief Executive, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF)

Opening statement, Sean Coughlan, Chief Executive, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) (PDF)

Recent reports

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Report, Political Contribution on the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine political contribution on the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Fri, 9 Feb 2018

Report, Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Work Programme 2018
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine report on its Work Programme 2018

Mon, 5 Feb 2018

Report, Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Annual Report 2017
Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine Annual Report 2017

Select committee

The select committee comprises only Dáil Members. It meets to consider legislation and Estimates relating to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

EU scrutiny

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EU scrutiny

All proposed EU legislation in the areas of agriculture, food and the marine is scrutinized by the committee and decisions are made regarding such proposals.

Submission guidelines

Before you make a submission to an Oireachtas committee, please read our guidelines document. It gives a brief overview of the purpose of submissions and the format you should use when you make a submission.

Committee contact details

Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Leinster House
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Clerk to the Committee:
Josie Briody
(01) 618 3717
(076) 100 1745
AFM@oireachtas.ie

Press Officer:
Nuala Walsh
(01) 618 3437
(086) 410 0898
nuala.walsh@oireachtas.ie