Minister Creed confirms additional plant approvals for export to the People’s Republic of China

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, announced that a further three Irish beef plants and one pigmeat plant have now been approved by the Chinese authorities and listed by CNCA, the Chinese Certification and Accreditation Agency, which is part of the recently established Chinese Agency, the State Market Regulatory Administration. This announcement follows closely…

Citizenship Ceremony, Monday 21st May At The Gleneagle Hotel Convention Centre, Killarney

3 Citizenship Ceremonies will be held in the Convention Centre Killarney on Monday May 21st, with approximately 3,500 candidates originating from over 120 countries expected to attend. Date: Monday May 21st 2018 Location: Convention Centre Killarney   Ceremony approximate start times: 11:00, 13:15, 15:20. For information: The Presiding Officers on the day will be Retired High Court Judge…

Minister Creed Meets China Customs in Beijing

The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed T.D., met with Mr. Zou Zhiwi, Vice-Minister of the General Administration of Customs, China (GACC) and senior agency officials, in Beijing this morning. Speaking on the second day of a weeklong Agri-Food Trade Mission to China, Minister Creed said “there is a significant restructuring of Chinese Trade…

No radical change in EU direction needed, Ibec tells Future of Europe National Citizens’ Dialogue

At the National Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Ibec said that the EU must focus its efforts on implementing ongoing positive reform, rather than embarking on a radical change of direction. The business group said the EU should focus on its core competencies and objectives, and avoid legislating in areas where member states are better…