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Minister Creed Announces Review of the Agriculture Appeals Act, 2001

Michael Creed T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine today announced the commencement of a review of the Agriculture Appeals Act, 2001.

The Minister said “the Programme for Partnership Government provided for a review of the Agriculture Appeals Act 2001, to ensure the independence and efficiency of the office in dealing with appeals from farmers.  In fulfilment of this undertaking, I have established a Review Committee to carry out the review and furnish its Report, to include recommendations as regards the legislation governing and the future operation of, the Agriculture Appeals Office, to me by the end of this year”

The Minister added that “In order to ensure that the review is as comprehensive as possible, consultation will take place with relevant stakeholders”.

In this regard, written submissions for consideration by the Committee may be sent by email to  or by post to Agriculture Appeals Act Review, Corporate Affairs Division, Floor 6East, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 WK 12.

The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5.30pm on Friday 06 October 2017.

Note for Editors

The Review Committee is made up of three members as follows:

  • Niamh O’Donoghue, former Secretary General, Department of Social Protection (Chair)
  • Padraig Gibbons, former chairman of Connacht Gold and former President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS).
  • Paud Evans, former Principal Officer, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.


Date Released: 12 September 2017