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National Biodiversity Week

National Biodiversity Week

The 18th to 26th May 2019 is National Biodiversity Week. Agriculture has a significant role to play in halting the continued negative trends in biodiversity. Click here to read more about the proactive approach we have taken to supporting a wide variety of biodiversity schemes.

Preparing for Brexit

Preparing for Brexit

The decision of the UK to leave the EU will result in changes, both here in Ireland and also for our EU partners. For information and guidance on preparedness, new rules for trading with the UK and a range of Government supports, go to our dedicated Brexit information pages.

Host a hive, help the honey bee

Host a hive, help the honey bee

Monday 20th May is World Bee Day. Bees and other pollinators play an important role in agriculture and food production. We've announced the 'Host a hive, help the honey bee' initiative, which will encourage forest owners to introduce beehives to their native woodlands.

EIP/Locally led Environmental schemes

EIP/Locally led Environmental schemes

An exhibition and publication was launched recently in Agriculture House highlighting the wide variety of projects being undertaken under by the Department's EIP/locally-led schemes in Ireland.

Amendments to completed BPS applications open until 31st May

Amendments to completed BPS applications open until 31st May

Over 129,000 Basic Payment Scheme online applications were received this year ahead of the May 15th deadline. Changes to completed applications can now be made without penalty until midnight on Thursday 31st May.

Please do not bring home plants, fruit, vegetables, flowers or seeds

Please do not bring home plants, fruit, vegetables, flowers or seeds

When travelling abroad, avoid bringing plants or other plant products home ..because plant pests or diseases may be hiding on them

Market Access - Export Information

Market Access - Export Information

This portal brings together information on the full range of open international markets and products, and the relevant certification conditions, in a user-friendly format for exporters.