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January

TitleDate
Minister Sargent Relaunches Organic Farming Scheme 06 January 2010
Minister Smith confirms payments of €190 million under the Farm Waste Management Scheme start today 13 January 2010
Smith Presents Advanced Certificates in Agriculture 15 January 2010
Minister Smith Calls for Fair Play for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain 18 January 2010
Minister Sargent Announces Grant Aid Scheme for Horticulture Growers 2010 19 January 2010
Minister Smith publishes report of Inter-Agency Review Group established to examine the Dioxin Contamination Incident 19 January 2010
Minister Smith Confirms Approval of Revised Rural Development Programme 20 January 2010
Ministers Smith & Killeen visit Marine Institute to review 2010 Work Programme 22 January 2010
Minister Sargent encourages Producers and Public to vote to decide new EU Organic Logo - On-line voting deadline is January 31st 22 January 2010
Minister Smith announces payments under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme 26 January 2010
Minister Smith announces re-opening of Russian Market to Irish Pigmeat 26 January 2010
Minister Killeen today welcomed the conclusion of EU/Norway consultations on Fisheries in Brussels yesterday which gives long term stability for the Mackerel Stock 27 January 2010
Cruelty and Neglect of Horses "Regrettable and Unacceptable" - Minister Smith 29 January 2010
"A Good Week for the Irish Pig and Pigmeat Industry" - Minister Smith 29 January 2010

 

February

TitleDate
Smith Urges Dairy Farmers to Participate in Dairy Efficiency Programme 01 February 2010
Department Surveys Computer Usage 03 February 2010
Minister announces Nitrates Derogation Requirements for 2010 03 February 2010
Minister Smith announces Financial Assistance towards losses due to Frost Damage 03 February 2010
Minister Smith Confirms Arrangements for Dealing with Farm Retirement Scheme Applications 05 February 2010
Minister Smith meets with MEPS on Future of CAP 05 February 2010
Minister Smith Announces New Bioenergy Scheme for Willow and Miscanthus 08 February 2010
Minister Smith welcomes 290 International Buyers, 85 Irish Buyers & 160 Irish Food and Drink Companies to Bord Bia "Marketplace Ireland 2010" Event 09 February 2010
Minister Smith announces the setting up of an Inheritance Enquiry Unit as part of ongoing Customer Service Support 09 February 2010
Minister Sargent Welcomes Service Agreement with New Organic Certification Body 10 February 2010
Minister Smith Addresses the Professional Agricultural Contractors Association 13 February 2010
Smith Launches 2020 Strategy 16 February 2010
Opening of 2010 SPS iNet: Single Payment Scheme On-Line Application Facility 17 February 2010
Minister Smith decides on allocation of €11.5 million Dairy Compensation Measure 22 February 2010
Smith Meets New EU Agriculture Commissioner 22 February 2010
Statement by Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 23 February 2010
Killeen Launches Ireland's Proposal on the Reform of the Common Fisheries Policy 23 February 2010
Minister Smith announces NDP Support for Cattle and Sheep Breeding Initiatives 24 February 2010
Smith signals further support for new entrants to Dairying - Allocation of second milk quota increase under Health Check agreement 24 February 2010
Launch of Booklet on Code of Practice for the Welfare of Pigs 25 February 2010
Smith Calls For Joined-up Approach to Tackle Hunger and Climate Change at OECD Ministerial in Paris 25 February 2010
Killeen announces New Support Schemes for Fisheries Sector involving €1.8M aid in 2010 26 February 2010
Minister Smith says Viable Returns to Farmers Key to Future World Food Production 26 February 2010

 

March

TitleDate
Smith announces National Aujeszky's Disease Control and Eradication Programme 01 March 2010
Farmers Markets invited to sign up to Good Code Practice 01 March 2010
Minister Smith Marks National Tree Week 08 March 2010
Killeen Launches Forestry Review 09 March 2010
Minister Smith calls for improvement in functioning of Food Chain - Focus changing to a 'fork-to-farm' approach 11 March 2010
Minister Smith announces payments under Dairy Compensation Fund 15 March 2010
Minister of State Killeen highlights risk of Forest Fires 15 March 2010
Agri-Food Sector will play Key Role in Economic Recovery - Smith 16 March 2010
Smith announces results of eight Milk Quota Trading Scheme 22 March 2010
Minister Smith Welcomes The Forthcoming Visit of Commissioner Dalli 24 March 2010
Minister Smith welcomes European Council recognition of the role of Agriculture 26 March 2010
Minister Connick meets EU Fisheries Commissioner 28 March 2010
Minister Smith Announces €10 Million in Food Aid for the Hungry Poor 28 March 2010
Smith launches new €50 Million Agri-Environment Options Scheme 30 March 2010
Seolann Smith Scéim Nua Um Roghanna Comhshaoil-Talmhaíochta Ar Chostas €50 Millún 30 March 2010
Appointments to Bord Bia 31 March 2010
Minister Smith announces issuing of 2010 Single Payment Application Forms 31 March 2010
Minister Smith announces details of the 2010 Single Payment Scheme National Reserve 31 March 2010

 

April

TitleDate
Minister Smith announces outcome of 13th North-South Ministerial Council 01 April 2010
Minister Smith Launches €54 Million Grassland Sheep Scheme 07 April 2010
National Aujesky's Disease Control and Eradication Programme 12 April 2010
Minister of State Connick Announces Payment of Annual Forestry Premiums 12 April 2010
Minister Smith calls for "Coherent Animal Health Policy" - New legislation to significantly increase penalties for animal welfare offenders. 12 April 2010
Minister Smith Welcomes The Re-Opening Of The Tunisian Market To Irish Beef 13 April 2010
Spring 2010 Parasitic Disease Forecast 14 April 2010
Agriculture Commissioner accepts Minister Smith's invitation to visit Ireland 15 April 2010
Minister Smith highlights the importance of Farm Health and Safety 15 April 2010
Minister Smith announces plans for Simplification for Cattle Records 21 April 2010
Minister Smith opens 'Healthy People, Healthy Forests' Exhibition in Clones 23 April 2010
Connick reminds Farmers and Landowners of the risks of Forest Fires 26 April 2010
Minister launches Burren LIFE - Farming for Conservation Programme 26 April 2010
Minister Connick visits Irish Exhibitors at European Seafood Expo 27 April 2010
Census of Agriculture 2010 28 April 2010
Changes to TB Test Rules on cattle being accepted at Slaughter Premises 28 April 2010
Minister Smith emphasises the Importance for Investment in Agri-Food and Fisheries Sciences Research 29 April 2010
Minister Smith Launches APHA Veterinary Medicines Compendium 29 April 2010

 

May

TitleDate
Minister Smith Presents the National Hall of Fame Awards 02 May 2010
Connick sets out Ireland's priorities for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy at the Informal Fisheries Council in Vigo 04 May 2010
Smith says Food and Drink Industry has "Key role to play in Ireland's Economic Recovery" 06 May 2010
Minister Cuffe alerts farmers to 17 May 2010 deadline for Applications for Organic Farming Scheme 06 May 2010
Minister Cuffe announces grant aid of €3.8M for Horticulture Growers 10 May 2010
Minister Smith warns Farmers against importing Cattle or Sheep from Bluetongue Affected Areas 10 May 2010
Minister Smith calls for discussion of Mercosur at EU Agriculture Council 12 May 2010
Minister Smith reminds farmers of the coming deadline for the receipt of applications under the 2010 Single Payment Scheme and other Direct Payment Schemes 12 May 2010
Smith says "CAP must ensure security of Food Supply and maintain Family Farming in Europe" 12 May 2010
"Ireland's Agriculture Sector has played a very significant role in reducing national emissions" - Smith 12 May 2010
Minister Smith in China for Irish Food Exhibition at SIAL China and Meeting with Chinese Agriculture Minister 17 May 2010
Minister Connick attends the Irish National Hunt Awards, Dunraven Arms Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick, Sunday 16th May 17 May 2010
Minister Connick announces award of €3 Million for Forestry research 17 May 2010
Minister of State Connick announces opening of Forest Road Scheme during visit to Smartply Waterford 17 May 2010
Farmers Charter Monitoring Committee 19 May 2010
Minister reminds farmers of closing date for receipt of Amendment Forms under 2010 Single Payment Scheme 19 May 2010
Minister Smith appoints two New Directors to the Board of the Irish National Stud 19 May 2010
Smith confirms Resumption of Pork Trade with China - Immediate potential for €20 million in trade for Irish Pork 21 May 2010
Minister Connick launches New Irish Fishing Fleet Safety Scheme - Safety at Sea - A Key Focus for New Fisheries Minister 24 May 2010
Smith emphasises need for "Creation of long-term sustainability in Agri-food sector - Irelands most important indigenous sector" 28 May 2010
Smith highlights significance of Forestry Processing Sector 28 May 2010
Milk Quota allocated to 73 new entrants to Dairying - Smith announces allocation of 14 million litres under 2010 New Entrants Scheme 31 May 2010
Reminder Census of Agriculture 2010 31 May 2010

 

June

TitleDate
Minister Smith calls for the future CAP to support farm incomes, encourage competitiveness and innovation and promote sustainability 02 June 2010
Further 5 Farmers Markets awarded Good Practice Standard - 39 Markets signed up since launch at Bloom 2009 03 June 2010
Food to play major part in economic recovery - Smith 04 June 2010
Minister of State Sean Connick T.D. visits Castletownbere Fishery Harbour Centre to view ongoing harbour development works and meet a range of fishing and aquaculture industry groups in West Cork 09 June 2010
"Food Matters Hugely to Ireland" - Smith 09 June 2010
Minister Smith meets with Killybegs Fishermen and Donegal Factory Owners 11 June 2010
Minister Smith welcomes EU proposal on funding for Bord Bia More to Mushrooms promotion 14 June 2010
Aujeszky's Disease Control and Eradication Programme - Ban on use of Aujeszky's Disease Vaccine 14 June 2010
Minister Cuffe welcomes the 2010 Teagasc Organic Farm Walks Programme 16 June 2010
Minister Smith confirms delegation of functions to Ministers of State Connick and Cuffe 16 June 2010
Smith launches two new €29 Million Welfare Schemes for Pigs Farmers and Poultry Producers 16 June 2010
Minister Smith welcomes visiting Italian Food Students and emphasises importance of Irish Food Industry 23 June 2010
Smith highlights Agriculture Sector's "Significant contribution to reducing National Emissions" 24 June 2010
New Farmers Market in Cavan Town opened by Minister Smith 25 June 2010
Minister Connick opens Fish Ireland 2010 in Killybegs 25 June 2010
Minister Smith Opens Sheep 2010 Event at UCD Lyons Research Farm 26 June 2010
Minister Connick opens Farmers Harbour Market at Dunmore East Food Festival and emphasises importance of Irish Seafood Industry 27 June 2010
Minister Smith to introduce New Legislation on Horse Passports 29 June 2010
Minister Connick's initiative on Mackerel receives broad support at EU Fisheries Council 29 June 2010
Minister Smith welcomes the resumption of trade in breeding pigs to South Korea 30 June 2010

 

July

TitleDate
Minister Cuffe welcomes new EU organic symbol 01 July 2010
Minister Smith confirms intention to amend Greyhound Industries Act 1958 02 July 2010
Connick opens meeting of European National Forest Research Institutes 05 July 2010
Minister announces €1M funding to improve Cattle & Sheep Breeding 06 July 2010
Connick launches RDS-Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards 2010 06 July 2010
Appointment to An Bord Bia 08 July 2010
Smith praises key role of Irish Countrywomen's Association in Irish society 09 July 2010
Minister Smith meets EU Agriculture and Trade Commissioners 12 July 2010
Smith meets EU Commissioner on CAP 12 July 2010
Minister Smith Launches Innovation Funding for Food Industry 13 July 2010
Minister Smith visits the Annual Open Day of the Backweston Crop Variety Evaluation Centre 13 July 2010
Minister Smith meets EU Trade Commissioner, Mr Karel De Gucht on Mercosur Trade Talks 14 July 2010
Minister Smith welcomes Public Service Excellence Award for his Department 14 July 2010
Speech by Brendan Smith T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food at the launch of Food Harvest 2020, 19 July 2010 20 July 2010
DAFF releases results of 2009 National Residue Plan 20 July 2010
Minister Smith welcomes the resumption of Trade in Live Cattle and Beef to Morocco and in Sheep Meat to Tunisia 22 July 2010
Minister Smith welcomes thoroughbred industry response to Equine Health Risks 22 July 2010
Clonakilty Enterprise wins major contract from Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 23 July 2010
Ministers Smith and Connick deliver innovative new strategies to capture the potential of Irish Seafood Industry 23 July 2010
Minister Smith Attends Launch Night of the Tullow Agricultural Show in The Tara Arms Hotel 23 July 2010
Minister Smith in Poland and Hungary for talks on the future of CAP 27 July 2010
Minister Cuffe announces increased funding for Honey Bee Research 26 July 2010
Minister seeks EU Commission's approval for advance payment of Single Farm Payment 27 July 2010
Ministers announce the establishment of Nitrates Review Expert Advisory Group 27 July 2010
Minister Smith Meets Polish Minister 28 July 2010
Minister Smith meets with Hungarian Minister on CAP 29 July 2010
Smith to head Food Harvest 2020 Implementation Group 31 July 2010
Connick opens "Healthy People, Healthy Forests" Exhibition in Callan 31 July 2010

 

August

TitleDate
Minister Smith attends the Dublin Horse Show in the RDS 06 August 2010
Smith welcomes improved outlook for Farm Income 08 August 2010
Smith Opens Ballinamore Agricultural Show 10 August 2010
Smith Launches The Oldcastle Agricultural Show 13 August 2010
Disease found in Japanese Larch Trees in Ireland 17 August 2010
Minister Smith confirms opening of €8 Million Sheep Fencing and Mobile Handling Scheme 18 August 2010
Minister Smith Opens 86th Annual Connemara Pony Breeders Show 19 August 2010
Minister Smith welcomes raising of age limit for BSE testing regarding beef exports to Russia 30 August 2010

 

September

TitleDate
Smith launches 79th National Ploughing Championships 06 September 2010
Smith launches Beef Expo Ireland 2010 07 September 2010
Farm Animal Welfare Council advice on Horse Welfare 07 September 2010
Minister Smith to convene and chair Food Harvest 2020 Implementation Group 10 September 2010
Minister Smith congratulates HRI chief executive on election as chairman of European and Mediterranean Horseracing Federation 10 September 2010
Minister Smith Emphasises Importance of Cattle Traceability System 10 September 2010
Minister Cuffe opens Portumna Forest Picnic at start of National Organic Week 12 September 2010
Minister Cuffe addresses National Organic Conference during National Organic Week 16 September 2010
Minister Smith welcomes 'Strong recovery in the value of Irish Food and Drink Exports' 16 September 2010
Minister Smith announces detail of €1.5 Billion in Direct Payments to Farmers this Year 20 September 2010
Connick Presents Certificates Under New Wood Fuel Quality Assurance Scheme 21 September 2010
Minister Smith addresses EU Farm Council on the future of the CAP 21 September 2010
Connick launches Forestry Campaign at the National Ploughing Championships 21 September 2010
Approvals Issue Under New Environment Scheme 22 September 2010
Minister Smith Announces EU Approval for 50% Advance Payment on the 2010 Single Farm Payment 22 September 2010
Minister Smith Welcomes Report on Technology Adoption and Usage by Farmers 22 September 2010
Minister Smith Launches Department's '2010 - 2011 Schemes and Services' Booklet 22 September 2010
€1.75 Million boost for Irish Seafood Processing & Aquaculture Companies 24 September 2010
Connick Leads Strong EU Criticism of Unsustainable Mackerel Fishing by Iceland and Faroes, Totalling Over 200,000 Tonnes 27 September 2010
Minister welcomes Positive Report on Milk Market 27 September 2010
Earlier Payment Date for Balancing Payments under 2010 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme 29 September 2010
EU Agriculture Commissioner to visit Ireland 30 September 2010

 

October

TitleDate
Minister Smith has talks with the EU Agriculture Commissioner on the future of the CAP 01 October 2010
Minister Smith visits Dundalk Race Course 01 October 2010
Connick opens "Growing Woodlands-Enhancing Our Lives" Series of Events in Lough Key Forest Park 03 October 2010
Minister Smith launches new Climate Model which charts the course of climate change on rivers in Mayo 04 October 2010
Smith Officially Opens New Lakelands Milk Drying Plant 04 October 2010
Minister Smith Opens New Embryo Transfer Facility 04 October 2010
Minister Brendan Smith pays tribute to the late Moss Keane 05 October 2010
Minister of State Sean Connick announces funding of Local Authority Projects under the Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme 2010 05 October 2010
Minister Smith announces major dairy initiatives 06 October 2010
Connick highlights National Tree Day as he launches Model Timber Sales System 07 October 2010
Smith and Connick sign accord with Newfoundland on Marine Research 08 October 2010
Minister Smith marks National Tree Day 08 October 2010
Minister Smith stresses contribution that Beef Industry can make to Economic Recovery 10 October 2010
Minister Smith meets German Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection 12 October 2010
Minister Smith announces payments in excess of Half a Billion Euros next week under the 2010 Single Payment and Disadvantaged Areas Scheme 13 October 2010
Connick meets Minister Gildernew, NI Fisheries Minister to identify Priority Fisheries Issues for the Autumn 13 October 2010
Food Security Meeting in Rome highlights plight of World's Hungry 14 October 2010
Minister of State Cuffe emphasises role of Climate Change and Food Security on World Food Day 15 October 2010
Composition of Dairy Expansion Activation Group Finalised 15 October 2010
France Still The Leading Continental Export Market For Irish Food And Drink - Smith Congratulates Bulmer's Pear Win At Sial Trade Fair In Paris 18 October 2010
Minister Launches Research Call and Research Newsletter 18 October 2010
Connick Announces Financial Approvals for Autumn Forestry Planting 21 October 2010
Minister Stresses Crucial Role of Co-Operatives 21 October 2010
Smith Officially opens Department's New Regional Office at Drumshanbo 22 October 2010
Minister of State Sean Connick's address to Macra Na Feirme's Annual Conference on 22nd October 2010 22 October 2010
Minister Smith opens new Limerick Greyhound Stadium 22 October 2010
Minister Smith draws attention of Farming Sector to European Farm Safety Week 2010 25 October 2010
Minister Connick sets down strong opposition to Ireland transferring fish quotas to Norway to pay for fishing opportunities for other Member States 26 October 2010
Minister Smith Reassures Farmers On The Continuing Flow Of Farm Payments and Strongly Rejects Criticism of Payment Schedule 27 October 2010
Minister Smith looks forward to an increased use of Information Technology (IT) in Farming and Rural Communities 28 October 2010
Minister Smith opens "Healthy People, Healthy Forests" Exhibition at the site of the Battle of the Boyne 29 October 2010

 

November

TitleDate
Minister Smith confirms commencement of €8 Million Sheep Fencing/Mobile Handling Equipment Scheme 01 November 2010
Minister Smith Assures Farmers Department Continuing to Process Payments 03 November 2010
Gormley and Smith set out details of Ireland's 2nd NAP 03 November 2010
Smith announces Special Scheme to help People in Need this Christmas 05 November 2010
Connick Announces Funding for Innovative Environmental Scheme to Clear New Ross Marina of Debris 05 November 2010
Minister Sean Connick T.D. Announces Grant Aid Support for 129 Fisheries Projects Right Around the Coast 05 November 2010
Minister Smith Attends The European Federation of Food Science and Technology Conference 10 November 2010
Minister Smith Announces Significant Changes in Brucellosis Testing for 2011 10 November 2010
Minister Smith Confirms Further Progress on 2010 Single Farm Payments 10 November 2010
Statement by Brendan Smith TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries And Food To The Dail On The ECA Report on Sugar Reform 11 November 2010
Minister Smith Announces 2011 Bioenergy Scheme for Willow and Miscanthus 16 November 2010
Minister Smith Responds to Commission Communication on the CAP 18 November 2010
Minister Smith Urges Agri-Food Industry To Think Green, Act Smart, and Embrace Innovation in all its Guises 19 November 2010
Connick Visits Dingle Fishery Harbour Centre 19 November 2010
Smith Welcomes Progress By Animal Health Ireland 23 November 2010
Minister Welcomes Renewal of Nitrates Derogation 23 November 2010
Minister announces Balancing Payments under the 2010 Single Farm Payment 24 November 2010
Minister Connick Discusses Issues of Shared Interest on Fishing and Aquaculture with the Norwegian State Secretary for Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Mr Vidar Ulriksen 24 November 2010
Minister Cuffe welcomes Bord Bia's review of National Organic Week 2010 25 November 2010
Minister of State Connick opens Enhanced Forest Recreational Facilities at Belleek Forest, Co. Mayo 26 November 2010
Minister Smith Emphasises Need for Strong and Adequately Resourced Common Agriculture Policy which "Must be Reflected in the New EU Financial Framework" 29 November 2010
Minister Connick Takes Strong Position at EU Council Level on Transfer of Fish Quotas to Norway 29 November 2010
Minister Connick Welcomes the EU Commission Focus on Aquaculture Development 30 November 2010
Minister Cuffe Announces Composition of Horticulture Action Group 30 November 2010

 

December

TitleDate
Single Farm Payment Scheme Minister Confirms Balancing Payments Have Commenced 01 December 2010
Connick Welcomes EU/Norway Fisheries Deal for 2011 - No Irish Western Horse Mackerel or Blue Whiting transferred to Norway in the deal 07 December 2010
Budget Recognises Key Role of Agri-Food Sector in Economic Recovery - Minister Smith 07 December 2010
Connick Welcomes Budgetary Allocation for Forestry Programme 09 December 2010
Smith Highlights The Importance Of The French Market To Ireland's Food And Drink Industry 09 December 2010
2010 A Better Year for Farm Incomes 10 December 2010
Department Issues Advice on Liver Fluke 13 December 2010
Minister Smith Publishes Welfare of Greyhounds Bill 2010 13 December 2010
Minister Connick Delivers Quotas Worth €223 Million for Irish Fishermen in 2011 15 December 2010
Minister Smith Welcomes Continued Progress in Farm Payments 06 December 2010
Minister Smith Announces the Commencement of REPS 4 Payments 15 December 2010
Minister of State Connick Launches "Stopping By Woods - A Guide To The Forests And Woodlands Of Ireland" 16 December 2010
Smith Announces Results of Ninth Milk Quota Trading Scheme 20 December 2010
Smith Urges Dairy Farmers to Reap Discussion Group Dividend 20 December 2010
Minister Smith provides update on payments under the 2009 Suckler Welfare Scheme 22 December 2010
Minister Connick welcomes improvement in sea lice management on salmon farms 22 December 2010
Solid Export Achievements by Food Companies in 2010 - Says Smith 30 December 2010
Minister Smith confirms payment of additional €100 Million under Farm Waste Management Scheme 31 December 2010