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Press Releases

Title Date
Minister Creed launches Annual Review and Outlook 2019 22 September 2019
Sheep Farmers have one more week to avail of the Sheep EID Tag Subsidy Scheme 20 September 2019
Creed appoints new Chairperson of Forestry Appeals Committee 20 September 2019
Íocaíochtaí ar fiú breis is €168.5 milliún iad faoi Scéim na Limistéar faoi Shrianta Nádúrtha 2019 fógartha ag an Aire Creed 18 September 2019
Minister Creed announces payments worth €168.5 million under 2019 Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme 18 September 2019
Ráitis N & P go dtí an 31 Iúil 2019 ar fáil anois 17 September 2019
N & P Statements to 31 July 2019 now available 17 September 2019
Fógartha ag an Aire Creed go bhfuil an córas iarratais do BEAM athoscailte 16 September 2019
Minister Creed announces reopening of BEAM application facility 16 September 2019
Ráitis N & P go dtí an 30 Meitheamh 2019 ar fáil anois 16 September 2019


Press and Information Office

The Press and Information Office is the primary point of contact between the Department and members of the media, as well as members of the general public. The office is responsible for responding to all queries regarding the work of the Minister, Minister of State and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

The organisation of media briefing and placement of advertising also falls under the remit of this office.

Contact Details

The contact details for the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Press and Information Office are:

Department Press Officer

Press Office

Siobhan Dowling

Phone : 01-6072802

Phone: 01-6072567


Twitter: @agriculture_ie

All personal data collected and processed by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will take place in accordance with the regulation on Data Protection. The Data Protection Notice (pdf 258Kb) outlines the rights of the data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Social Media Policy

Our Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts are managed by the Communications Division in the Department. Any material posted to these platforms is posted by the staff of the Communications Division.


What to expect


Material posted to our Twitter page generally contains the following:

  • Press Releases on the Departments activities and Ministerial speeches
  • Videos/Tweetcards about new initiatives the Department has launched
  • Event information (such as Knowledge Transfer events, conferences etc)
  • Alerts about new content on our website 
  • Emergency communications – weather warnings, forest fires, disease alerts
  • Other practical information on services available through the Department
  • Re-tweets from Department agencies, other Government Departments or Government Ministers


RTs ≠ Endorsement

If you follow us on Twitter, we will not automatically follow you back. This is to help our followers identify other Twitter accounts that we are following such as other Government Departments, Houses of the Oireachtas, relevant European institutions and accounts of relevance to Ireland.


@Replies and Direct Messages

We welcome feedback from our followers and will try to join the conversation where possible. However, we may not be able to reply individually to all the messages we receive via Twitter.  The best means of communicating a query to us is by using the Contact Form link on our website.

Please do not include personal/private information in your tweets to us.


Abusive/Spam Tweets

Abusive or spam tweets will result in followers being blocked and reported directly to Twitter.



Twitter may occasionally be unavailable, and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.



The official Department LinkedIn profile is available here. Content will always be posted by staff of the Communications Unit of the Department.



Our YouTube account is managed by the Department Communications Unit. Content will always be posted by staff of the Communications Division.


Comments on YouTube page and moderation policy

Comments are generally enabled on the Department YouTube page. We reserve the right however to disable comments on occasion. Comments posted on videos are the views of individuals and do not represent the views of the Department or the Government. We do not accept responsibility for the content of any comment and reserve the right to remove comments that:

  • contain abusive, obscene, indecent or offensive language, or link to obscene or offensive material
  • are not relevant to the video posted
  • contain abusive language
  • constitute spam or promote or advertise products
  • are designed to cause nuisance to the page administrator or other users.