The Department issued a statement saying the Minister of State has no remit in fish farming and aquaculture

Calls for Minister to clarify fish farming meeting

09 Oct Opposition parties have called on Mr McHugh, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, to clarify his role with regard to the meeting which he facilitated with Marine Harvest earlier this year.

The Fugro Discovery search vessel moored at Fremantle Port, Perth, before it joins the Go Phoenix in the search

New vessel joins search for MH370

06 Oct The next phase in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 began this morning, the Australian agency leading the probe said, with a new vessel resuming the underwater hunt.

The number employed at Teagasc has fallen from 1,600 to 1,100 since 2008

Teagasc report highlights staffing difficulties

07 Oct Teagasc, the State agency that delivers advisory, education, and agricultural research services, is under increasing pressure to deliver due to the ongoing embargo on public sector recruitment and promotions.

Beef farmers have been protesting at retail units and restaurants over falling prices

CSO figures show further fall in farm incomes

16 Sep Agricultural incomes, which have been under considerable pressure since last autumn, fell further in July according to the latest official figures from the Central Statistics Office.

IFA met with Tescos to discuss beef labelling issue

IFA waiting for Tesco response on labelling

05 Sep The IFA has said it is expecting a a response from Tesco within a week about a labelling proposal for Irish beef that they hope could free up cross border cattle trade.

A notorious shellfish from Asia was discovered in hot water beside the Lough Ree Power plant at Lanesborough in Co Longford

Asian clams invasion in River Shannon

13 Sep Inland Fisheries board inspectors are to hold meetings over the next three days to decide on an emergency plan to eliminate a dangerous invasive species that is threatening fish stocks on the river Shannon.

Phil Hogan is expected to become the next EU Commissioner for Agriculture

Hogan gets NI MEP's backing for EU post

05 Sep Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionist member of the European Parliament Jim Nicholson has backed Fine Gael's Phil Hogan to get the Agriculture portfolio in the European Commission.

Farmers are seeking a change to the entry requirement for the GLAS

Farmers protest outside Taoiseach's office

03 Sep A number of farmers are staging a protest outside the Taoiseach's constituency office in Castlebar to demonstrate about the eligibility criteria for a new environmental scheme.

Fishermen, firefighters, and government personnel have been working to remove the dead fish from Lake Cajititlan

Tonnes of fish die in Mexico lake

01 Sep Close to 50 tonnes of fish have died over the last six days from unknown causes in Tlajomulco, in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Cattle farmers have been concerned over falling prices and retailers' specifications

Coveney positive about beef sector outlook

22 Aug Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said the medium and long-term outlook for the beef sector is very strong across Europe and in new markets such as Asia and the Middle East.