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Phil Hogan announced as new Agriculture Commissioner

Chairman of Fine Gael’s Agricultural Affairs committee, Martin Heydon TD, has today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement that Phil Hogan is to be the new European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

“This appointment is of huge importance to Ireland and is really welcome for our agriculture sector. I congratulate Phil Hogan on his achievement.

“It is a […]

Hard Work pays off in CAP Negotiations

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Wednesday) warmly welcomed the historic political agreement reached on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) in Brussels today.  Led by Minister Simon Coveney, it represents the successful achievement of one of our key objectives for the Irish Presidency of the EU.

“This deal which is […]

CAP negotiations bring Sugar return a step closer

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) welcomed the agreement reached by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, on the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) which represents another step forward in the process to return to Sugar Production in Ireland.

“The current proposals if accepted, would see an end to the current sugar […]

Referendum on Fiscal Treaty

Fine Gael TD for Kildare, Martin Heydon, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the announcement by the Government that a referendum will be held to ratify the Fiscal Compact Treaty.

“I very much welcome today’s announcement that a referendum will be held on the Fiscal Compact Treaty. Since this matter first came up for discussion, the Government stated […]

February 28th, 2012|Europe, Finance, Press Release|

HEYDON meets EU Commissioner re Kildare Bogs

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, travelled to Brussels last Friday to meet with EU Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potocnik in relation to the Habitats Directive. The TD was joined by colleagues Frank Feighan TD (Leitrim/Roscommon) and Paul Connaughton TD (Galway East) along with chairman of the Irish Peatlands Council, Conor Skehan.

“The […]