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Sugar Beet Industry

Heydon seeks Government support to re-establish Irish sugar industry

Fine Gael Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon has highlighted the potential of a return to sugar beet production in Ireland. Speaking at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis at the RDS on Saturday, he called on the Government to support the ongoing efforts to re-establish the industry.

Deputy Heydon explained how Ireland exited the production of sugar […]

March 1st, 2014|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues, Sugar Beet Industry|

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 […]

March 22nd, 2013|Agriculture, Europe, Sugar Beet Industry|

Heydon meets EU Officials on Sugar Quota

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon recently visited Brussels as part of a delegation from the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine to meet EU Officials dealing with negotiations on the future of the Sugar Quota.

“As representatives of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, we wanted to impress on the […]

November 30th, 2012|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues, Sugar Beet Industry|

Dail Agricultural Committee hear Proposals on Sugar Beet Industry

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon this week attended the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture where presentations were received from Beet Ireland and the Sugar Bio Refinery Group. The groups set out detailed proposals on their plans to redevelop the sugar industry.

Speaking at the Committee, Deputy Heydon stated “The work carried out by the […]

July 12th, 2012|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues, Sugar Beet Industry|

Study shows it is feasible for a restoration of the Sugar Beet Production Industry in Ireland

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South, Martin Heydon, has welcomed a feasibility study which has shown that it would be feasible for Ireland to return to sugar beet production.

Speaking from Dail Eireann, Deputy Heydon said ‘The study which was presented to Minister Coveney yesterday (Wednesday), proves what farmers have always believed, that it would be […]

September 15th, 2011|Agriculture, Press Release, Rural Issues, Sugar Beet Industry|

Bring Back Sugar Beet Campaign Cranks Up

A public meeting is to be held about the possible restoration of the sugar beet industry in Ireland, in the Clannard Court Hotel Athy on Thursday February 10th 2011 at 8.00pm.Guest speaker on the night will be Eddie Hobbs.Cllr. Martin Heydon of Kildare County Council who will chair the meeting stated ‘This meeting will give […]

February 10th, 2011|Agriculture, Business, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release, Sugar Beet Industry|

Heydon Calls for New Sugar Beet Factory to be Based in Kildare

“The Sugar Beet industry must be restored in Ireland and the factory should be based in South Kildare,” That is according to Cllr. Martin Heydon who was speaking ahead of the December meeting of Kildare County Council (December 20th) where he has a motion calling for the local authority to conduct a feasibility study for […]

December 17th, 2010|Agriculture, Business, Jobs & Enterprise, Press Release, Sugar Beet Industry|