Fine Gael plans will highlight quality Irish food – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Fine Gael will introduce a single food label for all Irish produce which will emphasise Ireland’s ability to produce quality food, Denis Naughten has stated. “The label will be simple and easily recognisable in both domestic and international markets and will emphasise our ability to produce green, quality and healthy food,” stated Denis Naughten. “Under our system of clearer labelling …

Fine Gael will ensure decent living for farmers – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Fine Gael is committed to ensuring a decent living is available for farmers, Denis Naughten has stated. Among the measures being proposed by the party is ‘fair trade’ legislation which will ensure that farmers receive a fair price for their produce. “This legislation will force supermarkets to disclose the origin of products, put an end to unfair trading practices and …

Climate Bill would see 85% cull of cattle locally – Naughten

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

The implementation of the current climate change law would see a cull of 17 out of every 20 suckler cows with a drastic impact on the local economy, says Denis Naughten. Furthermore, it would have a devastating impact on local businesses and lead to a situation where even more young people will be forced to emigrate. “There is no doubt …

Map mess must not penalise farmers

In Agriculture by Denis Naughten

Local TD, Denis Naughten has called on the Minister for Agriculture to ensure that his department’s failure to digitise maps does not lead to delays in paying farmers under various schemes including…