Agriculture is a key industry for Ireland South. The sector faces enormous challenges but with the right support from European and national levels the industry can halt its decline and become a thriving sector of our economy.

Ireland, as one of the EU's strongest agricultural regions, stands to benefit most from new opportunities in agriculture and agri-food sectors.

I will strive to ensure that Irish Farmers get the most out of the reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). I also want to see the over-zealous nature of inspections addressed, live exports preserved and the family farm protected Agriculture in the EU.

In the European Parliament agriculture comes under the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. This Committee is responsible for:

  1. the operation and development of the common agricultural policy;
  2. rural development, including the activities of the relevant financial instruments;
  3. legislation on: veterinary and plant-health matters, animal feeding stuffs (provided such measures are not intended to protect against risks to human health, as well as animal husbandry and welfare; the improvement of the quality of agricultural products; and supplies of agricultural raw materials)

The website of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development can be found here.

Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development: Phil Hogan

The website of the European Commission's Directorate General for Agriculture can be accessed through this link.

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    MEP for Ireland South and leader of Fine Gael in the European Parliament, Seán Kelly, this morning met with officials Read More
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  • Fine Gael MEPs congratulate Foróige on European Citizen's Prize +

    Fine Gael MEPs Seán Kelly, Mairead McGuinness, Brian Hayes and Deirdre Clune have congratulated Ireland's leading youth organisation, Foróige – Read More
  • Seán Kelly MEP chairs EU Funding event in Cork +

    The European Parliament Information Office together with Seán Kelly MEP hosted a special briefing on "EU Funding Opportunities" today in Cork, at Read More
  • End of excess Intra-EU phone charges +

    Excessive charges on so-called "Intra-EU" phone calls, or the tariffs applied to fixed and mobile calls from one EU Member Read More
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    Seán Kelly MEP and Leader of the Fine Gael Delegation in the European Parliament has paid tribute to former Taoiseach Read More
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    The four Fine Gael MEPs are calling for less grandstanding and more engagement by the UK in the ongoing Brexit Read More
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