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22 Feb 2008

The Minister, Mary Coughlan TD, in discussions in Brussels to …

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on irishfarming.ie

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, in discussions this morning in Brussels with Commissioner Fischer Boel, obtained the Commissioner's agreement that Ireland could continue as before in paying REPS 2 and ... Continue reading »

21 Feb 2008

Minister Must Veto Mandelson

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on farmingpages.com

Speaking in Brussels this morning, Mr Padraig Walshe, IFA President called on Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan to veto EU Trade…... Continue reading »

08 Feb 2008

Animal rights activists turn heat on Coughlan to ban fur farming

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on independent.ie/todayspaper/national-news

ANIMAL rights activists yesterday accused Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan of turning a blind eye to the suffering of animals on fur farms.... Continue reading »

31 Jan 2008

Picket urges fur farming ban

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on animalconcerns.org

Animal rights activists have upped their campaign against fur farming demanding Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan introduce a ban.... Continue reading »

30 Jan 2008

Furk off

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on twentymajor.net

It seems animal rights activists have ‘upped their campaign against fur farming today, demanding Minister for Agriculture Mary Coughlan introduce a ban’. Inconsiderate bastards. It’s much easier to skin an animal that’s trapped in a ... Continue reading »

28 Dec 2007

Minister get 95% of what Fisheries industry wanted

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on irishfarming.ie

Mary Coughlan TD, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and John Browne TD, Minister of State secured a total catch allowance of 182699 tonnes for Irish fishermen. While the ban on cod remains in place due to low stocks, ... Continue reading »

03 Dec 2007

ChancerMedia: Coke Is It!

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on thechancer.ie

Cocaine! Shame! This time, however, they named and shamed the SEVEN PEOPLE IN IRELAND WHO THEY KNOW FOR A FACT HAVE ACTUALLY DONE COKE! And they gave away a rockin’ Dickie Rock CD. Sweet. That list, in full:. 1. Mary Coughlan (pictured ... Continue reading »

19 Nov 2007

Loeb Is Close For Championship Victory

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on trustedlog.com

Loeb was presented with the Hands Across the Divide trophy by Ministers Mary Coughlan and Margaret Ritchie, representing the Irish and Northern Ireland governments. The trophy represents the cross-border co-operation of Rally Ireland. ... Continue reading »

15 Nov 2007

Coughlan clamps down on avian movements

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on independent.ie/national-news

AGRICULTURE Minister Mary Coughlan tightened restrictions on bird movements last night as the UK authorities confirmed the deadly outbreak.... Continue reading »

02 Oct 2007

No plan to revise agri-control measures

An article about Mary Coughlan seen on RTÉ News and Current Affairs - Irish and International News

Mary Coughlan has said safety measures will not be intensified in Ireland despite the increase in cases of FMD & bluetongue in Britain.... Continue reading »

14 Mar 2007

Donegal anger over large classes

Seen on Donegal Post

More than 350 parents and teachers vented their frustration at overcrowding in primary schools at a special meeting aimed at ending the practice in Donegal town on Monday night. The overflowed attendance at the Central Hotel overwhelmingly backed a campaign spearheaded by the Irish National Teachers Organisation and aimed at stepping up pressure ... Continue reading »

14 Feb 2007

Conference to Address Challenges Facing Potato Growers

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

Conference to Address Challenges Facing Potato Growers The National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2007 will take place on Wednesday, 14 February at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. This year’s conference will be officially opened by Mary Coughlan TD, Minister for Agriculture and Food and will take place against a challenging time ... Continue reading »

01 Dec 2006

BALANCING PAYMENTS UNDER €1.3 BILLION 2006 SINGLE PAYMENT SCHEME

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, today announced the issuing of balancing payments under the 2006 Single Payment Scheme. The Minister explained that for the majority of applicants under the Single Payment Scheme, these payments, worth in excess of €530 million, represent the balancing 50% payment due under the Scheme and ... Continue reading »

11 Oct 2006

Off prescription veterinary medicine to remain…

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, has welcomed yesterday’s adoption by the EU Veterinary Pharmaceutical Committee of the criteria for exempting certain medicines from the general requirement in EU legislation that all veterinary medicines for food producing animals must be supplied only on the basis of prescriptions.... Continue reading »

06 Sep 2006

Good news for early retirement

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, said today that she was raising the off-farm income limit for transferees under the Scheme of Early Retirement from Farming from the current level of €25,400 to €40,000. The Minister also said that she was doing away with the total income limit for retiring farmers. Heretofore, an income... Continue reading »

02 Sep 2006

€300 MILLION PACKAGE FOR IRISH DAIRY P…

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan TD, today welcomed the European Commission’s State-Aid approval of a €300 million investment package for the Irish dairy processing sector. The European Commission stated that the proposed package, which will provide financial assistance in support of capital investment into the marketing and... Continue reading »

31 Jul 2006

France becomes creative with wine labels

Seen on Men\'s Fashion

France becomes creative with wine labels.The French are coming up with some odd label names to boost international wine sales, The Sunday Times of London says. $300 Pot Of Pu-Erh.We’ve written about expensive tea here , here and here , but this is one that might just take the cake – or maybe not. Dairy sector faces 300m shake-up.A RADICAL shake-up... Continue reading »

29 Jul 2006

Government defends stance on EU sugar fund

Seen on ireland.com and The Irish Times, Ireland's Online Newspaper

The Government will defend its position in relation to the EU sugar compensation fund against Greencore’s legal challenge, a spokesman for the Minister for Agriculture, Mary Coughlan, said yesterday. Una McCaffrey reports.... Continue reading »

€300 million investment for dairy processing

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan T.D., today announced a dairy processing sector investment package amounting to some €300 million over the next three years. The investment will include some €100 million of Government grant assistance and is designed to act as a catalyst to her vision for the future of the dairy industry in... Continue reading »

25 Jul 2006

Minister Coughlan view of WTO collapse

Seen on IrishFarming.ie - Connecting The Irish Farming Community

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mary Coughlan T.D., today commented on the suspension of the WTO negotiations in Geneva. She said that while she favoured a deal being reached, she had continually pressed for an outcome that was balanced and which did not unfairly single out agriculture to bear the brunt of the cost. It has been clear in... Continue reading »

20 Jul 2006

Italy against EU wine reforms

Seen on Italy Travel Escape

Italy against EU wine reforms (ANSA) – Rome, July 20 – Italian wine chiefs and producers, meeting for the first time in Rome, came out strongly against European Union proposals to reform the wine sector . The proposals “are unacceptable and could do Italy great harm,” said the Confederation of Italian Agriculture, echoing other farm... Continue reading »

17 Jul 2006

Ireland: Speed Camera Refund Over Illegal Speed…

Seen on TheNewspaper.Com: Front Page

[ Mary Coughlan]Nearly 400 drivers in Donegal County, Ireland received speed camera tickets while driving lawfully on the N56 near Mountcharles during a two-day ticketing blitz in June. Among the victims were fifteen members of a funeral procession caught driving 69km/h in what is normally a 100km/h zone. Funeral Director John Carr and 150... Continue reading »

16 Jul 2006

David Gray at the Galway Arts Festival

Seen on [ Irish KC ] Kansas City Irish Festivals, Music, Pubs, & Events

Speaking of David Gray (when we were talking about Majella Murphy), there’s a nice interview with the Welsh performer in the Galway Independent as he remembers being first embraced by the Irish before reaching worldwide success. The Irish have an affinity with my style; they have an ear for strong acoustic music, so we hit it off straight away... Continue reading »

15 Jul 2006

Cllr. Seán Ó hArgáin

Seen on Cllr. Seán Ó hArgáin

Rattlebag Petition Hand-Over and First Day’s Blogging Today was the day out in the ‘Big Smoke’, as we used to call it in the Kingdom. The reaction to the petition I organised a few weeks ago has been fantastic. It’s not often that your heroes personally endorse a campaign you launch, so when I saw the names of Paul Brady, Freddie White,... Continue reading »

12 Jul 2006

Coughlan defends Greencore compensation

Seen on Internet

Coughlan defends Greencore compensation 12/07/2006 – 20:07:08 Minister for Agriculture Mary Coughlan tonight defended her allocation of an EU sugar industry restructuring fund to processor Greencore amid accusations from farmers she was backing big... Continue reading »


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