Joe Healy

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Joe Healy said : “Very little has been said about what Irish farming has done sequestering carbon. Irish dairy farmers are the most carbon efficient producers of dairy product in Europe and in the top five when it comes to beef production,” “What we don’t want to see is carbon leakage and if we stop producing those two products here then we will see other countries, like Brazil, jumping in to fill that vacuum and they are up to five times less carbon efficient than we are” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Very little has been said about what Irish farming has done sequestering carbon. Irish dairy farmers are the most carbon efficient producers of dairy product in Europe and in the top five when it comes to beef production,” “What we don’t want to see is carbon leakage and if we stop producing those two products here then we will see other countries, like Brazil, jumping in to fill that vacuum and they are up to five times less carbon efficient than we are” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers and factories, who work together, must pass back higher market returns with a significant and immediate price rise to farmers," External link

thecattlesite Monday, January 13, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Retailers and factories, who work together, must pass back higher market returns with a significant and immediate price rise to farmers,” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is important to see what sort of an attitude they bring to the table,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “I think the public deserve to know who is funding these campaigns,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The growth (in family office recruitment) is two-fold: there's more wealthy families who can create investment firms, and a dissatisfaction with private equity firms," External link

wsau Monday, January 6, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The money is running out for farmers in some cases and the fear and the threat of having to sell some or all of their land is causing huge stress on those farms and causing huge difficulties in relation to identifying a successor," External link

independent-ie Monday, December 23, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "At our action at retail distribution centres last week, we pointed out that retailers have been hiding in the long grass. It’s overdue, but welcome, that they will be called to account on 9 January. Each of the five major retailers must attend and fully engage. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "IFA met the Minister last Thursday and made it clear that he needs to call in the processors and the retailers to hold them to account for their actions, but nothing happened and no price increase came on Friday when the factories fixed their prices. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : "Minister Creed must know the level of anger there is amongst farmers on the ground. He must act now or he and the Beef Market Taskforce will become irrelevant," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “They should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers: Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

agriland Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first development following the result is that sterling strengthened. This further enhances the argument for a beef price increase,” External link

agriland Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The most pressing risk here is that the transition period will be due to end on December 31st, 2020" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 13, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We had a clear message for the Minister: it’s time for him to stand up for farmers. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Dunnes Stores ) : "Dunnes Stores has no problem in discounting their beef by 40 percent. Worse, Dunnes thinks it’s not a problem for farmers. If anybody believes the retailer takes the full hit in these discounting campaigns, they are living in cloud cuckoo land. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This level of a price gap is unsustainable and Irish cattle prices have to rise further, immediately. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first development following the result is that sterling strengthened. This further enhances the argument for a beef price increase” External link

agriland Friday, December 13, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers are angry that Irish beef prices lag behind the Bord Bia export benchmark prices by over 20 cent per kilogramme and behind the UK price by 50c/kg,” External link

irishtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Dunnes Stores ) : “Dunnes Stores has no problem in discounting their beef by 40 per cent. Worse, Dunnes thinks it’s not a problem for farmers,” “If anybody believes the retailer takes the full hit in these discounting campaigns, they are living in cloud cuckoo land” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “It cannot happen soon enough, assuming the Government is prepared to stand up and take on the powerful interests which dominate the food chain,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The latest Bord Bia Beef Price Index shows that the gap between Irish prices and our main export markets has widened again. It now stands at 21c/kg, up from 20c/kg the previous week,” “The facts are the factories have pocketed these market improvements over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this. Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It cannot happen soon enough, assuming the Government is prepared to stand up and take on the powerful interests which dominate the food chain,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : “The facts are the factories have pocketed these market improvements over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “They should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers: Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “IFA will continue with our action until we have a substantial price increase,” “From talking to farmers, it would seem that generally the price rises appear to be 5c/kg (4.2p/kg) for heifers and 10c/kg (8.4p/kg) for steers” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farmers are also appalled to see Tesco advertising ‘half price’ beef,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : “The facts are the factories held back on these market price improvements to farmers over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This level of a price gap is unsustainable and Irish cattle prices have to rise further, immediately,” “We don’t have to wait for "price-setting Friday" as stated by ABP. Factories should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers 'Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly',” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The cost of any special promotions – whether that’s on vegetables or meat – invariably comes back to the farmer” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We need to see that difference passed back to Irish farmers and we need more than the derisory offer that was made last Friday by the ABP group” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “Farmers will continue to take part in schemes such as GLAS and voluntary schemes such as the ASSAP programme. After all, farmers are the custodians of the rural environment,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Irish farmers should be getting a higher price for their stock, supplies are tightening and farmers should hold out for more,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “We don’t have to wait for ‘price-setting Friday’ as stated by ABP. Factories should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers. Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This unsustainable discounting puts downward pressure on beef prices and is an insult to farmers and the work they do,” External link

farminguk Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

irishmirror Monday, December 9, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

independent-ie-regional Monday, December 9, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 9, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The retailers have kind of got away scot-free in all of this and they've a major role to play in what is without doubt a dysfunctional food chain," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 9, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This sort of controlling practice only serves to fuel the belief among farmers that ABP is abusing its dominant position in the market,” External link

fwi Monday, December 9, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Farmers are justified in seeking an immediate and meaningful increase in the price of beef. We have had enough excuses from both processors and retailers. Our message to the retailers is clear: 'Tell your beef processors to give their farmers a price increase'. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, December 9, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The retailers have kind of got away scot-free in all of this and they've a major role to play in what is without doubt a dysfunctional food chain," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 9, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is clear, based on market increases, that the factories including ABP could have increased cattle prices some weeks ago, but they did not,” “Instead, they pocketed the increases for themselves and refused to pass it back to farmers. Meat Industry Ireland (MII) representing the factories adopted the same stalling tactic at the Beef Taskforce,” External link

agriland Monday, December 9, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers have a powerful grip on the food chain and cannot shirk their responsibility to farmers. There is too much buck-passing between processors and retailers in their rush to grab all the profits, leaving farmers in a loss-making situation" External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This will continue and we have to get a price increase because our farmers can't take any more of it," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers have a powerful grip on the food chain and cannot shirk their responsibility to farmers," "There is too much buck-passing between processors and retailers in their rush to grab all the profits, leaving farmers in a loss-making situation" External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “Retailers talk about their corporate responsibility and sustainability but we want the Aldis and the other big retailers to get the message back to the meat factories to increase the prices paid to Irish farmers. All we want is a fair price for our top quality meat products” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “We handed in a letter based on the facts from the meat price index to Meat Industry Ireland and to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD on Monday week. Yet the Beef Taskforce meeting on Tuesday still resulted in no price increase offers. "All day Tuesday and Wednesday, nothing offered, so hence that's why we're here today, till 7pm and hereafter, we'll be elsewhere. Farmers mean business based on facts the Bord Bia price index clearly shows that the markets we are going into, the UK, German and European markets, Irish farmers achieve significantly less than their competitors per kilo” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy commented : “The supply chain is delivering mega profits for factories and retailers at the expense of farmers. We can have all the reviews we like, but farmers need a price increase now” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the Beef Taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "IFA put a cattle price increase on the table at the very start of the meeting. " External link

thecattlesite Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farmers won’t accept any more stalling or a Mickey Mouse price increase. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be at the EU Export Benchmark Price,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The supply chain is failing and today, we are blocking it for 12 hours” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re here to send a clear message to the retailers: For them to send out a message to the processors to pass on an immediate price increase to Irish beef farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The supply chain is failing and today, we are blocking it for 12 hours” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re here to send a clear message to the retailers: For them to send out a message to the processors to pass on an immediate price increase to Irish beef farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Over the past two weeks that has even opened up further to a 20c average between Ireland and the EU and a 50c average difference between Ireland and the UK," "There is huge anger, huge frustration among the farmers here" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The beef price index showed a massive gap of 45 cent between Ireland and the UK. A second index out this week showed that gap had widened to 50 cent a kilo to what Irish farmers are getting and what UK farmers are getting," External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “They have a dominant role in a dysfunctional food chain and they have to be held to account,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the Beef Taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” “Farmers won’t accept any more stalling or a Mickey Mouse price increase. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be at the EU Export Benchmark Price,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “The supply chain is failing and today we are blocking it for 12 hours. We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the beef taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Over the past two weeks that has even opened up further to a 20c average between Ireland and the EU and a 50c average difference between Ireland and the UK,” “There is huge anger, huge frustration among the farmers here” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “demanded an immediate and significant price increase and highlighted the anger of farmers that factories had held back on justified price increases over recent weeks,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Deciding the next EU budget (MFF) and the portion allocated to farming will be a watershed moment for farming in the EU. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The beef taskforce needs to be convened as soon as possible,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “This is well overdue, as shown in the new [Bord Bia] beef price index, and the fact that the price has increased substantially in other markets,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “What farmers are really looking for now is a price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Larry Goodman ) : "The Government assist ABP in many ways through various Government Departments and State agencies. The Minister has to make it clear that he will not allow the Goodman Group to hold the beef sector to ransom," External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The real issue for all farmers on the ground is that beef prices are increasing in every other country except Ireland and farmers feel exploited," External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “The real issue for all farmers on the ground is that beef prices are increasing in every other country except Ireland and farmers feel exploited,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The rigorous judging competition puts everybody to the test and will stand to all contestants in the years ahead,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Talking to factory agents over the weekend, it’s clear that the factories intend there to be little or no price increases again this week. This is unacceptable," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy noted : “there is still no sign of a Beef Taskforce meeting” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : "An agreement was reached between farmers, Meat Industry Ireland and Minister Creed on September 15th last. One of the objectives of the agreement was to improve trust between factories and farmers," "Since then, the factories have introduced weight penalties, kept legal threats in place and now the Irish beef price is lagging behind other countries. Relations between factories and farmers have actually worsened since September 15th" External link

RTERadio Monday, November 25, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy noted : “there is still no sign of a beef taskforce meeting” External link

agriland Monday, November 25, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "There is a clear gap of 17c/kg between the new European (prime export benchmark) price and Irish prices, which has opened up since early August. This is unacceptable. " External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy told : “The IFA supports the Nursing Home Support Scheme and recognises the important role of the scheme in providing financial support and security for people going into long-term nursing home care, as well as their families,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “there is potential for another significant volume of data to be submitted” External link

agriland Friday, November 1, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The closing date needs to be extended and a strong promotional drive initiated at farm level through e-mail, text and telephone so as to maximise the response,” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “There’s no science here, it simply reflects the importance of the agri-food sector to the national economy as our largest indigenous industry,” External link

agriland Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farming has also led a resource efficient development of the sector,” External link

agriland Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “That’s where Government comes in,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There is provision for an independent retail regulator in the legislation, but this has to be transposed into Irish law,” External link

agriland Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy explained ( about Christine Tacon ) : “Christine Tacon is the UK’s first groceries code adjudicator and oversees the implementation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice by designated retailers with their direct suppliers,” External link

agriland Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Irish Congress ) : “If it’s ratified, it will avoid a ‘no-deal’ outcome, which would have had severe and immediate consequences for the Irish economy, and the agri sector in particular. The deal appears to address the very deep concerns about creating a hard border on the island of Ireland. For these reasons, we would hope that this deal will be approved by the UK Parliament” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “On the limited information available, the deal appears to address the very deep concerns about creating a hard border on the island of Ireland. For these reasons, we would hope that this deal will be approved by the UK Parliament,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “Ireland and the UK joined the European Union together in 1973, and today’s agreement is a stepping stone towards a moment in history which will bring massive challenges for Irish farming,” “The impact has already been felt in the volatility of sterling and the uncertainty in agricultural markets which has hit beef farmers particularly hard,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers will continue to meet the climate challenge, but if they are expected to further refine their practices, then they must be rewarded with ‘new money’ and not by raiding other payments,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that’s against the spirit of any agreement,” “Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn’t happened” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 14, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that’s against the spirit of any agreement,” “Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn’t happened” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that's against the spirit of any agreement," "Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn't happened" External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 14, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “I want to acknowledge the engagement by Glanbia in recent days and the price increases. The strategic development plan has to deliver real benefits for growers” External link

agriland Friday, October 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “I have asked Minister Creed to address the immediate and growing difficulty facing farm families who, for the past number of weeks – and in some instances, months – have been unable to spread slurry due to poor weather and ground conditions,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy pointed out : “The main issue is the number of days lost during the period when slurry spreading is allowed,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The funding provided for the agri-food sector will fall short of what will be needed as Ireland faces an agricultural Armageddon” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have incurred huge losses since May 12th when the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) was introduced and these have to be covered,” “Now that the Irish Government has set out its plans, we need the EU Commission to put its Brexit funding cards on the table,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The Department’s analysis of the CAP proposals focuses on the elements of the proposals which will effectively redistribute money between farmers. The elephant in the room is the size of the overall budget,” “We need to keep the focus on this and not get distracted by a debate on how the money will be distributed. One thing is certain - the smaller the overall budget, the more farmers will lose out,” External link

independent-ie Friday, September 27, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Our message today is that the sustainable growth of this sector needs policies that encourage investment at farm level; recognise the role of agriculture in achieving balanced regional development; and deliver viable farm incomes” External link

agriland Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 23, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The chairman of the new beef market task force should be appointed immediately and the group should meet in the next two weeks. We need to keep up the momentum for change” External link

agriland Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “The potential for factories to undermine these by manipulating the base price was an obvious concern,” “I would now urge the factories to re-open and to come forward with a strong base price. This would help to start the process of building some sort of trust and to get the industry up and running” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “We have asked members that are on the picket line to step away from it now, see what the factory does around base price, if they reduce it they know what’s ahead of them,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “We are down 40c/kg or over €150 per head on this time last year, when prices had already been decimated,” “If we don’t have an EU support package in place and the UK crashes out in October, we are facing the potential wipe-out of beef production in this country” External link

farminguk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “If we don’t have an EU support package in place and the UK crashes out in October, we are facing the potential wipe-out of beef production in this country” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It is vital that we have a strong voice at the EU Commission table, particularly with the Brexit threat looming. Through our Brussels office, we will work with Commissioner Hogan and his officials to safeguard Irish farmers from the threat that a ‘crash out’ at the end of October would pose. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 16, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The time for persuasion is over. This is an unprecedented crisis and it cannot go on any longer. The meat factories need to come to the table immediately," External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 16, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “farm organisations are united and determined to get a result” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While the Minister’s draft document goes some way to addressing some of the very serious issues facing beef farmers, the farm organisations have put forward a number of amendments that we believe will improve the situation for farmers,” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “the ball is now firmly back in the court of the Minister and the factories to come back with a positive response to the issues we have raised” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While the Minister’s draft document goes some way to addressing some of the very serious issues facing beef farmers, the farm organisations have put forward a number of amendments that we believe will improve the situation for farmers,” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The IFA’s position has always been that all prime cattle from quality assured herds should receive a QA bonus” External link

agriland Friday, September 13, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There has been a strong level of applications this week, which proves that extending the original closing date was the correct decision,” External link

agriland Friday, September 13, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There has been a strong level of applications this week, which proves that extending the original closing date was the correct decision,” External link

agriland Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The minister also needs to come with proposals himself. We need a full statutory investigation into the sector, further Brexit funding and a clear plan should we end up with a hard Brexit,” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The next CAP will be very important for Irish agriculture. We have to deliver a framework that supports the income of farm families and the development of agriculture for the rural economy” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We made it very clear at the round of talks last month that price had to be part of the discussions,” External link

agriland Monday, September 9, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We talk about going back into talks but it’s a waste of time going back in if we can’t talk about price. We mentioned price every time we were in there but unfortunately it couldn’t be talked about, or so we were told,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We talk about going back into talks but it’s a waste of time going back in if we can’t talk about price. We mentioned price every time we were in there but unfortunately it couldn’t be talked about, or so we were told,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Full transparency on the price along the chain must be an essential element of the investigation,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 2, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers are entitled to know the truth about who is making what from their cattle in the beef supply chain,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 2, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “A number of months ago, IFA engaged economist Jim Power to investigate some of these matters. While he has made a progress on many matters, it is clear that without being able to access financial data from the meat plants and retailers, it is not be possible to definitively determine what the processor and retail margins are,” “With the statutory powers of a Commission of investigation, if the Government moved on this it should be able establish answers to these questions relatively quickly. Farmers are entitled to know the truth about who is making what from their cattle in the beef supply chain” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “If we are to establish any trust between farmers, processors and retailers, this is a necessary first step,” External link

agriland Monday, September 2, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : "We spent the morning in the High Court and then we listened to Minister Creed this evening explaining that he had contacted all the farm organisations, but not Meat Industry Ireland," External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 2, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "While these are not IFA protests, we are completely and utterly opposed to any attempt to bring farmers before the courts and to threaten them with prison. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 2, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers aren’t getting paid enough for the top quality product that they produce and I would urge the meat factories to forget about the High Court and serving injunctions on farmers,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "I have a very clear for MII, and that's to get out of the High Court" External link

todayfm Friday, August 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “We have instructed our legal team to fully oppose this application to allow time to see if a resolution can be found,” External link

agriland Friday, August 30, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “further talks on the basis that beef price cannot be discussed and without money on the table from Minister [Michael Creed] would be a complete waste of time” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We understand that the Beef Plan Movement was advised that it would have to accept a precondition that prices could not be discussed before entering into the most recent talks,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Reconvening talks without price being on the table, without us being able to talk about price are a waste of time,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We are less than 70 days from Brexit. We need the minister and the EU to spell out what they are going to do to support farmers through Brexit,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “further talks on the basis that beef price cannot be discussed and without money on the table from Minister /[Michael Creed/]would be a complete waste of time” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Unfortunately, the precondition that we couldn’t talk about price was the elephant in the room” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Talking to farmers, it’s all about price and some of the other issues are very distant seconds – but they also have an influence” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “As far as farmers are concerned it’s all about price,” External link

westernpeople Monday, August 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "some progress had been made on market transparency and the introduction of a price index. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The size of the national herd that has been spoken about is a myth really because the size of the national herd at the moment is lower than it was in 1998. We have less than seven million head of cattle in this country. If we take the likes of Brazil for example they have 230 million head of cattle," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Hauling beef farmers before the courts is not the answer to the hugely significant challenges facing the sector. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, August 12, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : "The move by MII to go the legal route to try and resolve the current dispute is totally wrong and is treating their farmer suppliers with contempt" External link

RTERadio Friday, August 9, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, August 9, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

westernpeople Friday, August 9, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 9, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We're not able to make a living out of beef production even though we produce the best product in the world," "The laying-off of workers in unfortunate" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re not able to make a living out of beef production even though we produce the best product in the world,” “The laying-off of workers in unfortunate” External link

westernpeople Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “A lot of those staff in those plants are part-time farmers as well. No one likes to see anyone laid-off,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "A lot of those staff in those plants are part-time farmers as well. No one likes to see anyone laid-off," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “In any roll-over situation it is essential the budget is in place to avoid any linear cuts to direct payments, and to fully facilitate a seamless transition for farm schemes under Pillar II such as GLAS, TAMS, BDGP and ANC,” “Direct payments and farm schemes must be fully protected,” External link

independent-ie Monday, August 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’s akin to the captain of a ship going to sea without any lifeboats for the passengers,” External link

iran-daily Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’s akin to the captain of a ship going to sea without any lifeboats for the passengers,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We export 90% of the meat we produce in Ireland, 95% of that goes either into the U.K or Europe. So, any deal that means more meat coming into Europe is bad for Ireland,” External link

mwir Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : "Altogether what we see here is the EU Commission showing a real lack of interest in maintaining the European family model of farming and the European environmentally sustainable model of farming," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : "In the meantime it is crucifying the European, including Irish, beef farmers," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first move by the EU must be to stop substandard imports, which are undermining the EU beef market. Significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market,” External link

limerickleader Friday, August 2, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed’s appeal to businesses in the agri-food sector ‘to make sure that they know exactly what they will need to do in a no-deal scenario, and make the necessary preparations now’, does not inspire farmers’ confidence at a time when we are facing a potential wipe-out,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “that while farmers have rightly been outraged at the recent EU/Mercosur trade deal, which had yet to be ratified, the real scandal is that significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy claimed : “Beef is being produced in Brazil using substances and practices which are illegal in the EU. This is ‘unfair competition’ and it is damaging cattle prices and farm incomes, not only in Ireland but across the EU,” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The crisis in the beef sector is an EU-wide problem driven by Brexit uncertainty and falling consumption. This is compounded by substandard imports coming into the EU. The situation is now intolerable for farmers and solutions must come from Brussels and the Irish Government” External link

meathchronicle Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While farmers have rightly been outraged at the recent EU-Mercosur trade agreement, which has yet to be ratified, the real scandal is that significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy told : “In 2018, 270,000t of substandard beef imports came into the EU market at an average rate of 22,500t/month and this has continued in 2019,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “What we need here is a level playing field. From a European point of view, it’s a sell out of European farmers. It’s hypocrisy at the highest level,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy explained : “I spoke to a farmer who considers himself a beef farmer who also milks dairy cows… Another farmer said to me: ‘I’m not sure how much money I’m making out of it, but I sell the cattle in October, and it helps pay the college fees and contractor fees’,” External link

agriland Monday, July 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Brexit uncertainty has taken its toll on farmers and the implementation of out budget proposals can give then a signal that their role is recognised and that the Government is prepared to protect this valuable sector” External link

agriland Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions, as beef would be produced in countries with less sustainable systems,” “The [council’s] recommendation will continue to fuel this climate destruction” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “As I recently pointed out in our ongoing campaign of opposition to the proposed Mercosur trade deal, the Brazilians are felling the equivalent of a football pitch every minute, to meet international beef demand,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The IFA made a detailed business case for this, and the minister has responded positively following the initial run of 50 permits” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is important that some of the details of the scheme be reviewed to make it more flexible and a better fit for farmers, who in many cases are first-time employers, without access to HR departments or consultants,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The way the Minister has designed the scheme it is certain to result in the €100m not being fully spent. This is wrong and Minister Creed must ensure the scheme is set up in a way that every cent of the €100m is paid to farmers," "If the scheme was based on realistic assumptions, the Minister could include all prime cattle from the dairy herd and the estimated cost of the extra animals could be covered without any reduction in the proposed payment rates. The Minister must also exclude all factory feedlots" External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90p to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector," "Beef prices this week are at €3.60/kg, down 10pc from the same day last year when prices were already appalling" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “This is despite the fact that there are conditions in his draft scheme which will keep a lot of animals out,” External link

agriland Monday, July 22, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : “The Commission needs to push the red button now and stop substandard beef which is already coming in from South America,” “Last year, some 269,000t of beef came into the EU despite serious shortcomings in the standard of that beef” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Commissioner Hogan has committed that the EU will make up to €1bn available in the event of the recently-announced Mercosur trade deal having a negative impact,” “The Commission needs to bring this funding on stream now to provide further direct aid to cover Brexit losses and to activate EU market supports immediately to put a floor under EU markets. It is clear that genuine market support measures will need to be in place sooner rather than later” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90 pence to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector,” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90 pence to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, July 19, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : "Despite assurances by the Commission over the recent trade deal, the one thing we know is that Mercosur is currently failing to meet EU standards. Two weeks ago, Commissioner Hogan assured European producers and consumers 'no product will be allowed enter the EU market unless it complies 100 percent with EU standards.' The Commission should call stop on these imports now and insist they meet EU standards," "While we appreciate the importance of trade, Europe has been over generous with these countries by turning a blind eye to double standards, including a report from their own Food and Veterinary Office which states ‘written guarantees’ given by the Brazilian authorities were 'not reliable'" External link

thecattlesite Friday, July 19, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We have already made strong and detailed business cases for this in the last six weeks in sector-specific submissions to the Departments of Agriculture and Enterprise. Farmers need 200 extra permits for dairy, 125 for pigs/poultry and some amendments to ensure the scheme is fit for purpose for the various sectors, including the highly seasonal demands of horticulture. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This kind of informal learning has been shown to be effective because the people involved have the potential to adapt the programme to meet their needs and develop their own approaches to improve safety on the farm," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Though the country is now at full employment, farm workers continue to be considered ineligible in the system,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy adds : “And also in relation to the consumer, a race to the bottom on prices is never good for the consumer because over time it erodes choice, it puts producers out of business & particularly producers that are producing to the highest standards in the world which are the Irish & the European producers” External link

kclr96fm Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Heather Humphreys ) : “Minister Humphreys confirmed that the trade deal will have to come before Dáil for ratification” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy replied ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Time will tell, Mr (Leo) Varadkar has much to do in terms of not selling rural Ireland out to get this Mercosur deal over the line, and also in relation to Brexit, he needs to ensure farmers are safeguarded from all the negotiations over Brexit” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We will be highlighting the damage that this deal will do on a number of levels to the rural economy here, to the global environment and to consumers," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will be highlighting the damage that this deal will do on a number of levels – to the rural economy here, to the global environment and to consumers” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is clear that Brazilian meat is not produced to the same standards as European beef,” “We want to make it clear to the Health and Food Safety Commissioner that it is wrong that food is being imported into Europe, which would be illegal to produce here,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

limerickleader Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “Irish and European farmers adhere to the highest standards on traceability, animal welfare, food safety and the environment. Farmers in Brazil do not. Yet our Government and the EU Commission waved the white flag and disregarded what consumers expect from their farmers,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 5, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Larry Goodman ) : “At a time when the ABP Food Group’s factories have cut beef prices to ridiculous levels for farmers, it is particularly galling for beef farmers to see Larry Goodman make such huge profits and routing them through Luxembourg and Liechtenstein with an intricate web of transactions designed to avoid tax,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This amount of untaxed profits offshore must prompt a re-think at Government level and within the CCPC. They cannot continue to ignore the facts in front of them” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This amount of untaxed profits offshore must prompt a rethink at Government level and within the CCPC. They cannot continue to ignore the facts in front of them,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This deal represents a backroom deal with big business and kowtows to the likes of Mercedes and BMW in their drive to get cars into South America,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 1, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’ll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector – a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise,” “And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward” External link

beat102103 Monday, July 1, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It'll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector - a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise," "And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward" External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 1, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It'll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector - a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise," "And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward" External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 1, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

independent-ie Monday, July 1, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Europe is over 100pc self-sufficient in beef as it is. If Brexit goes wrong - and that's more likely than it ever was - and if WTO rules apply, well then, the EU could be 116pc self-sufficient for beef if the UK isn't part of the market" External link

independent-ie Monday, July 1, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment, and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The ‘turning a blind eye’ approach to double standards and environmental degradation in Brazil is indefensible,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While Commissioner Hogan has done much good work, when he looks back on his five-year term, he will have to consider this Commission sell-out as a low point,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 28, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated ( about Phil Hogan ) : “When [Commissioner Hogan] looks back on his five-year term, he will have to consider this commission sell-out as a low point. The ‘turning a blind eye’ approach to double standards and environmental degradation in Brazil is indefensible,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : “We will oppose EU Commission plans to sell out Irish farming in a deal with the devil that is Brazil and its President Bolsonaro” External link

mercopress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The EU FVO report of May 2017 highlighted that the Brazilian competent authority is not in a position to guarantee that the relevant export requirements are met," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "I've seen a flock of them fly low over young calves in fields to move them away from troughs. They then eat the nuts in the troughs. They are able to boss the calves. They are a nuisance”. August. The fodder crisis will trigger mental health problems among Limerick farmers said Tony Buckley at Cappamore Show. He was speaking at a forum on fodder and mental wellbeing. “The looming fodder crisis will be a major stressor for a lot of people,” said Tony. Limerick Show was in hard luck as it actually rained on the day but there was still a fine turnout and excellent display of cattle. A Limerick farmer offered to swap six precious round bales of barley straw for a seat in Croke Park on Done Deal. A major rift developed between the IFA president and deputy president, Farm Leader exclusively revealed. Joe Healy, IFA president, confirmed there was a bitter split between himself and Limerick's Richard Kennedy, deputy president. “It's more than a bit of a split now - it’s a serious split. It risks bringing down the organisation!" External link

limerickleader Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:30:00 PM EAT



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Joe Healy said : “Very little has been said about what Irish farming has done sequestering carbon. Irish dairy farmers are the most carbon efficient producers of dairy product in Europe and in the top five when it comes to beef production,” “What we don’t want to see is carbon leakage and if we stop producing those two products here then we will see other countries, like Brazil, jumping in to fill that vacuum and they are up to five times less carbon efficient than we are” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Very little has been said about what Irish farming has done sequestering carbon. Irish dairy farmers are the most carbon efficient producers of dairy product in Europe and in the top five when it comes to beef production,” “What we don’t want to see is carbon leakage and if we stop producing those two products here then we will see other countries, like Brazil, jumping in to fill that vacuum and they are up to five times less carbon efficient than we are” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 21, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers and factories, who work together, must pass back higher market returns with a significant and immediate price rise to farmers," External link

thecattlesite Monday, January 13, 2020 3:31:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Retailers and factories, who work together, must pass back higher market returns with a significant and immediate price rise to farmers,” External link

irishtimes Friday, January 10, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is important to see what sort of an attitude they bring to the table,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “I think the public deserve to know who is funding these campaigns,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The growth (in family office recruitment) is two-fold: there's more wealthy families who can create investment firms, and a dissatisfaction with private equity firms," External link

wsau Monday, January 6, 2020 3:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The money is running out for farmers in some cases and the fear and the threat of having to sell some or all of their land is causing huge stress on those farms and causing huge difficulties in relation to identifying a successor," External link

independent-ie Monday, December 23, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "At our action at retail distribution centres last week, we pointed out that retailers have been hiding in the long grass. It’s overdue, but welcome, that they will be called to account on 9 January. Each of the five major retailers must attend and fully engage. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "IFA met the Minister last Thursday and made it clear that he needs to call in the processors and the retailers to hold them to account for their actions, but nothing happened and no price increase came on Friday when the factories fixed their prices. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : "Minister Creed must know the level of anger there is amongst farmers on the ground. He must act now or he and the Beef Market Taskforce will become irrelevant," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 17, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “They should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers: Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

agriland Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first development following the result is that sterling strengthened. This further enhances the argument for a beef price increase,” External link

agriland Saturday, December 14, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The most pressing risk here is that the transition period will be due to end on December 31st, 2020" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 13, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We had a clear message for the Minister: it’s time for him to stand up for farmers. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Dunnes Stores ) : "Dunnes Stores has no problem in discounting their beef by 40 percent. Worse, Dunnes thinks it’s not a problem for farmers. If anybody believes the retailer takes the full hit in these discounting campaigns, they are living in cloud cuckoo land. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This level of a price gap is unsustainable and Irish cattle prices have to rise further, immediately. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, December 13, 2019 1:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first development following the result is that sterling strengthened. This further enhances the argument for a beef price increase” External link

agriland Friday, December 13, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers are angry that Irish beef prices lag behind the Bord Bia export benchmark prices by over 20 cent per kilogramme and behind the UK price by 50c/kg,” External link

irishtimes Friday, December 13, 2019 1:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Dunnes Stores ) : “Dunnes Stores has no problem in discounting their beef by 40 per cent. Worse, Dunnes thinks it’s not a problem for farmers,” “If anybody believes the retailer takes the full hit in these discounting campaigns, they are living in cloud cuckoo land” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “It cannot happen soon enough, assuming the Government is prepared to stand up and take on the powerful interests which dominate the food chain,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The latest Bord Bia Beef Price Index shows that the gap between Irish prices and our main export markets has widened again. It now stands at 21c/kg, up from 20c/kg the previous week,” “The facts are the factories have pocketed these market improvements over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this. Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It cannot happen soon enough, assuming the Government is prepared to stand up and take on the powerful interests which dominate the food chain,” External link

agriland Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:05:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : “The facts are the factories have pocketed these market improvements over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 11, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “They should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers: Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

agriland Wednesday, December 11, 2019 3:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “IFA will continue with our action until we have a substantial price increase,” “From talking to farmers, it would seem that generally the price rises appear to be 5c/kg (4.2p/kg) for heifers and 10c/kg (8.4p/kg) for steers” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farmers are also appalled to see Tesco advertising ‘half price’ beef,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, December 11, 2019 2:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : “The facts are the factories held back on these market price improvements to farmers over the last five to six weeks and the Bord Bia Price Index proves this,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This level of a price gap is unsustainable and Irish cattle prices have to rise further, immediately,” “We don’t have to wait for "price-setting Friday" as stated by ABP. Factories should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers 'Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly',” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The cost of any special promotions – whether that’s on vegetables or meat – invariably comes back to the farmer” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We need to see that difference passed back to Irish farmers and we need more than the derisory offer that was made last Friday by the ABP group” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “Farmers will continue to take part in schemes such as GLAS and voluntary schemes such as the ASSAP programme. After all, farmers are the custodians of the rural environment,” External link

agriland Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Irish farmers should be getting a higher price for their stock, supplies are tightening and farmers should hold out for more,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “We don’t have to wait for ‘price-setting Friday’ as stated by ABP. Factories should increase prices today and we are driving home the message to retailers. Tell your suppliers to treat farmers fairly,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This unsustainable discounting puts downward pressure on beef prices and is an insult to farmers and the work they do,” External link

farminguk Tuesday, December 10, 2019 8:10:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

irishmirror Monday, December 9, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

independent-ie-regional Monday, December 9, 2019 7:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is typical of the lack of transparency from meat factories,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 9, 2019 6:55:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The retailers have kind of got away scot-free in all of this and they've a major role to play in what is without doubt a dysfunctional food chain," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 9, 2019 5:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This sort of controlling practice only serves to fuel the belief among farmers that ABP is abusing its dominant position in the market,” External link

fwi Monday, December 9, 2019 3:51:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Farmers are justified in seeking an immediate and meaningful increase in the price of beef. We have had enough excuses from both processors and retailers. Our message to the retailers is clear: 'Tell your beef processors to give their farmers a price increase'. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, December 9, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The retailers have kind of got away scot-free in all of this and they've a major role to play in what is without doubt a dysfunctional food chain," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 9, 2019 1:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is clear, based on market increases, that the factories including ABP could have increased cattle prices some weeks ago, but they did not,” “Instead, they pocketed the increases for themselves and refused to pass it back to farmers. Meat Industry Ireland (MII) representing the factories adopted the same stalling tactic at the Beef Taskforce,” External link

agriland Monday, December 9, 2019 11:06:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers have a powerful grip on the food chain and cannot shirk their responsibility to farmers. There is too much buck-passing between processors and retailers in their rush to grab all the profits, leaving farmers in a loss-making situation" External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 10:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This will continue and we have to get a price increase because our farmers can't take any more of it," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 3:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Retailers have a powerful grip on the food chain and cannot shirk their responsibility to farmers," "There is too much buck-passing between processors and retailers in their rush to grab all the profits, leaving farmers in a loss-making situation" External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

eecho Friday, December 6, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The message is simple: these farmers have to get an immediate price rise," External link

irishexaminer Friday, December 6, 2019 11:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “Retailers talk about their corporate responsibility and sustainability but we want the Aldis and the other big retailers to get the message back to the meat factories to increase the prices paid to Irish farmers. All we want is a fair price for our top quality meat products” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “We handed in a letter based on the facts from the meat price index to Meat Industry Ireland and to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD on Monday week. Yet the Beef Taskforce meeting on Tuesday still resulted in no price increase offers. "All day Tuesday and Wednesday, nothing offered, so hence that's why we're here today, till 7pm and hereafter, we'll be elsewhere. Farmers mean business based on facts the Bord Bia price index clearly shows that the markets we are going into, the UK, German and European markets, Irish farmers achieve significantly less than their competitors per kilo” External link

leinsterleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy commented : “The supply chain is delivering mega profits for factories and retailers at the expense of farmers. We can have all the reviews we like, but farmers need a price increase now” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:33:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the Beef Taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "IFA put a cattle price increase on the table at the very start of the meeting. " External link

thecattlesite Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farmers won’t accept any more stalling or a Mickey Mouse price increase. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be at the EU Export Benchmark Price,” External link

longfordleader Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:09:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The supply chain is failing and today, we are blocking it for 12 hours” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re here to send a clear message to the retailers: For them to send out a message to the processors to pass on an immediate price increase to Irish beef farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The supply chain is failing and today, we are blocking it for 12 hours” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re here to send a clear message to the retailers: For them to send out a message to the processors to pass on an immediate price increase to Irish beef farmers” External link

agriland Thursday, December 5, 2019 2:14:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Over the past two weeks that has even opened up further to a 20c average between Ireland and the EU and a 50c average difference between Ireland and the UK," "There is huge anger, huge frustration among the farmers here" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The beef price index showed a massive gap of 45 cent between Ireland and the UK. A second index out this week showed that gap had widened to 50 cent a kilo to what Irish farmers are getting and what UK farmers are getting," External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “They have a dominant role in a dysfunctional food chain and they have to be held to account,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Mickey Mouse ) : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the Beef Taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” “Farmers won’t accept any more stalling or a Mickey Mouse price increase. There is no reason why we shouldn’t be at the EU Export Benchmark Price,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “The supply chain is failing and today we are blocking it for 12 hours. We will continue to take action until processors give a significant price increase,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “To hear Meat Industry Ireland representatives after the beef taskforce talk about the ‘green shoots’ of a market recovery when the grass has been growing under their feet for weeks is an insult to farmers’ intelligence and another delaying tactic,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Over the past two weeks that has even opened up further to a 20c average between Ireland and the EU and a 50c average difference between Ireland and the UK,” “There is huge anger, huge frustration among the farmers here” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “demanded an immediate and significant price increase and highlighted the anger of farmers that factories had held back on justified price increases over recent weeks,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Deciding the next EU budget (MFF) and the portion allocated to farming will be a watershed moment for farming in the EU. " External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The beef taskforce needs to be convened as soon as possible,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “This is well overdue, as shown in the new [Bord Bia] beef price index, and the fact that the price has increased substantially in other markets,” External link

agriland Thursday, November 28, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “What farmers are really looking for now is a price increase,” External link

thejournal Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Larry Goodman ) : "The Government assist ABP in many ways through various Government Departments and State agencies. The Minister has to make it clear that he will not allow the Goodman Group to hold the beef sector to ransom," External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The real issue for all farmers on the ground is that beef prices are increasing in every other country except Ireland and farmers feel exploited," External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 28, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “The real issue for all farmers on the ground is that beef prices are increasing in every other country except Ireland and farmers feel exploited,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 27, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The rigorous judging competition puts everybody to the test and will stand to all contestants in the years ahead,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 27, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Talking to factory agents over the weekend, it’s clear that the factories intend there to be little or no price increases again this week. This is unacceptable," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, November 26, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy noted : “there is still no sign of a Beef Taskforce meeting” External link

agriland Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : "An agreement was reached between farmers, Meat Industry Ireland and Minister Creed on September 15th last. One of the objectives of the agreement was to improve trust between factories and farmers," "Since then, the factories have introduced weight penalties, kept legal threats in place and now the Irish beef price is lagging behind other countries. Relations between factories and farmers have actually worsened since September 15th" External link

RTERadio Monday, November 25, 2019 4:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy noted : “there is still no sign of a beef taskforce meeting” External link

agriland Monday, November 25, 2019 11:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "There is a clear gap of 17c/kg between the new European (prime export benchmark) price and Irish prices, which has opened up since early August. This is unacceptable. " External link

thecattlesite Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:49:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy told : “The IFA supports the Nursing Home Support Scheme and recognises the important role of the scheme in providing financial support and security for people going into long-term nursing home care, as well as their families,” External link

agriland Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:45:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “there is potential for another significant volume of data to be submitted” External link

agriland Friday, November 1, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The closing date needs to be extended and a strong promotional drive initiated at farm level through e-mail, text and telephone so as to maximise the response,” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “There’s no science here, it simply reflects the importance of the agri-food sector to the national economy as our largest indigenous industry,” External link

agriland Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “Farming has also led a resource efficient development of the sector,” External link

agriland Friday, October 25, 2019 4:00:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “That’s where Government comes in,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 24, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There is provision for an independent retail regulator in the legislation, but this has to be transposed into Irish law,” External link

agriland Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy explained ( about Christine Tacon ) : “Christine Tacon is the UK’s first groceries code adjudicator and oversees the implementation of the Groceries Supply Code of Practice by designated retailers with their direct suppliers,” External link

agriland Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Irish Congress ) : “If it’s ratified, it will avoid a ‘no-deal’ outcome, which would have had severe and immediate consequences for the Irish economy, and the agri sector in particular. The deal appears to address the very deep concerns about creating a hard border on the island of Ireland. For these reasons, we would hope that this deal will be approved by the UK Parliament” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “On the limited information available, the deal appears to address the very deep concerns about creating a hard border on the island of Ireland. For these reasons, we would hope that this deal will be approved by the UK Parliament,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “Ireland and the UK joined the European Union together in 1973, and today’s agreement is a stepping stone towards a moment in history which will bring massive challenges for Irish farming,” “The impact has already been felt in the volatility of sterling and the uncertainty in agricultural markets which has hit beef farmers particularly hard,” External link

agriland Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers will continue to meet the climate challenge, but if they are expected to further refine their practices, then they must be rewarded with ‘new money’ and not by raiding other payments,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:43:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 3:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 2:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Price Index ) : "The beef sector agreement specifically states that the Beef Price Index would be introduced from September 16th. It's now four weeks later and farmers are still waiting," "This is to be a key tool ensuring more transparency on meat and offal markets, giving accurate verified information on price trends to keep the factories honest on the base price. We need it immediately" External link

RTERadio Monday, October 14, 2019 1:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that’s against the spirit of any agreement,” “Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn’t happened” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 14, 2019 10:23:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that’s against the spirit of any agreement,” “Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn’t happened” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 14, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Well I think the first thing that needs to clarified are the injunctions that are still hanging over a number of farmers and that's against the spirit of any agreement," "Thereafter, we have the beef price index which was supposed to be again [coming into] play about a months ago and that still hasn't happened" External link

irishexaminer Monday, October 14, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy stated : “I want to acknowledge the engagement by Glanbia in recent days and the price increases. The strategic development plan has to deliver real benefits for growers” External link

agriland Friday, October 11, 2019 6:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “I have asked Minister Creed to address the immediate and growing difficulty facing farm families who, for the past number of weeks – and in some instances, months – have been unable to spread slurry due to poor weather and ground conditions,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy pointed out : “The main issue is the number of days lost during the period when slurry spreading is allowed,” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The funding provided for the agri-food sector will fall short of what will be needed as Ireland faces an agricultural Armageddon” External link

agriland Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “Beef farmers have incurred huge losses since May 12th when the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) was introduced and these have to be covered,” “Now that the Irish Government has set out its plans, we need the EU Commission to put its Brexit funding cards on the table,” External link

thejournal Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:47:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The Department’s analysis of the CAP proposals focuses on the elements of the proposals which will effectively redistribute money between farmers. The elephant in the room is the size of the overall budget,” “We need to keep the focus on this and not get distracted by a debate on how the money will be distributed. One thing is certain - the smaller the overall budget, the more farmers will lose out,” External link

independent-ie Friday, September 27, 2019 4:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

waterford-news Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Our message today is that the sustainable growth of this sector needs policies that encourage investment at farm level; recognise the role of agriculture in achieving balanced regional development; and deliver viable farm incomes” External link

agriland Thursday, September 26, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” “This agreement is not perfect, but I want to make it clear that it applies equally to all farmers regardless of their scale” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:34:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Factories should come forward with a strong base price and pay the new bonuses,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 23, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The chairman of the new beef market task force should be appointed immediately and the group should meet in the next two weeks. We need to keep up the momentum for change” External link

agriland Monday, September 23, 2019 2:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “The potential for factories to undermine these by manipulating the base price was an obvious concern,” “I would now urge the factories to re-open and to come forward with a strong base price. This would help to start the process of building some sort of trust and to get the industry up and running” External link

irishtimes Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added : “We have asked members that are on the picket line to step away from it now, see what the factory does around base price, if they reduce it they know what’s ahead of them,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “We are down 40c/kg or over €150 per head on this time last year, when prices had already been decimated,” “If we don’t have an EU support package in place and the UK crashes out in October, we are facing the potential wipe-out of beef production in this country” External link

farminguk Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:40:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy warned : “If we don’t have an EU support package in place and the UK crashes out in October, we are facing the potential wipe-out of beef production in this country” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It is vital that we have a strong voice at the EU Commission table, particularly with the Brexit threat looming. Through our Brussels office, we will work with Commissioner Hogan and his officials to safeguard Irish farmers from the threat that a ‘crash out’ at the end of October would pose. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 16, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The time for persuasion is over. This is an unprecedented crisis and it cannot go on any longer. The meat factories need to come to the table immediately," External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 16, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “farm organisations are united and determined to get a result” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While the Minister’s draft document goes some way to addressing some of the very serious issues facing beef farmers, the farm organisations have put forward a number of amendments that we believe will improve the situation for farmers,” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “the ball is now firmly back in the court of the Minister and the factories to come back with a positive response to the issues we have raised” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While the Minister’s draft document goes some way to addressing some of the very serious issues facing beef farmers, the farm organisations have put forward a number of amendments that we believe will improve the situation for farmers,” External link

thejournal Sunday, September 15, 2019 4:26:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The IFA’s position has always been that all prime cattle from quality assured herds should receive a QA bonus” External link

agriland Friday, September 13, 2019 3:06:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There has been a strong level of applications this week, which proves that extending the original closing date was the correct decision,” External link

agriland Friday, September 13, 2019 1:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “There has been a strong level of applications this week, which proves that extending the original closing date was the correct decision,” External link

agriland Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The minister also needs to come with proposals himself. We need a full statutory investigation into the sector, further Brexit funding and a clear plan should we end up with a hard Brexit,” External link

limerickleader Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The next CAP will be very important for Irish agriculture. We have to deliver a framework that supports the income of farm families and the development of agriculture for the rural economy” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We made it very clear at the round of talks last month that price had to be part of the discussions,” External link

agriland Monday, September 9, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We talk about going back into talks but it’s a waste of time going back in if we can’t talk about price. We mentioned price every time we were in there but unfortunately it couldn’t be talked about, or so we were told,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 5, 2019 6:08:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We talk about going back into talks but it’s a waste of time going back in if we can’t talk about price. We mentioned price every time we were in there but unfortunately it couldn’t be talked about, or so we were told,” External link

thejournal Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Full transparency on the price along the chain must be an essential element of the investigation,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 2, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers are entitled to know the truth about who is making what from their cattle in the beef supply chain,” External link

thejournal Monday, September 2, 2019 5:42:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “A number of months ago, IFA engaged economist Jim Power to investigate some of these matters. While he has made a progress on many matters, it is clear that without being able to access financial data from the meat plants and retailers, it is not be possible to definitively determine what the processor and retail margins are,” “With the statutory powers of a Commission of investigation, if the Government moved on this it should be able establish answers to these questions relatively quickly. Farmers are entitled to know the truth about who is making what from their cattle in the beef supply chain” External link

independent-ie Monday, September 2, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “If we are to establish any trust between farmers, processors and retailers, this is a necessary first step,” External link

agriland Monday, September 2, 2019 4:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : "We spent the morning in the High Court and then we listened to Minister Creed this evening explaining that he had contacted all the farm organisations, but not Meat Industry Ireland," External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 2, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "While these are not IFA protests, we are completely and utterly opposed to any attempt to bring farmers before the courts and to threaten them with prison. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, September 2, 2019 1:24:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Farmers aren’t getting paid enough for the top quality product that they produce and I would urge the meat factories to forget about the High Court and serving injunctions on farmers,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "I have a very clear for MII, and that's to get out of the High Court" External link

todayfm Friday, August 30, 2019 4:58:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy concluded : “We have instructed our legal team to fully oppose this application to allow time to see if a resolution can be found,” External link

agriland Friday, August 30, 2019 9:08:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “further talks on the basis that beef price cannot be discussed and without money on the table from Minister [Michael Creed] would be a complete waste of time” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We understand that the Beef Plan Movement was advised that it would have to accept a precondition that prices could not be discussed before entering into the most recent talks,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 27, 2019 5:10:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Reconvening talks without price being on the table, without us being able to talk about price are a waste of time,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We are less than 70 days from Brexit. We need the minister and the EU to spell out what they are going to do to support farmers through Brexit,” External link

agriland Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “further talks on the basis that beef price cannot be discussed and without money on the table from Minister /[Michael Creed/]would be a complete waste of time” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Unfortunately, the precondition that we couldn’t talk about price was the elephant in the room” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Talking to farmers, it’s all about price and some of the other issues are very distant seconds – but they also have an influence” External link

agriland Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “As far as farmers are concerned it’s all about price,” External link

westernpeople Monday, August 19, 2019 10:22:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "some progress had been made on market transparency and the introduction of a price index. " External link

independent-ie-regional Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The size of the national herd that has been spoken about is a myth really because the size of the national herd at the moment is lower than it was in 1998. We have less than seven million head of cattle in this country. If we take the likes of Brazil for example they have 230 million head of cattle," External link

independent-ie Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Hauling beef farmers before the courts is not the answer to the hugely significant challenges facing the sector. " External link

thecattlesite Monday, August 12, 2019 9:36:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : "The move by MII to go the legal route to try and resolve the current dispute is totally wrong and is treating their farmer suppliers with contempt" External link

RTERadio Friday, August 9, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, August 9, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

westernpeople Friday, August 9, 2019 11:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “The European Commission joint research centre has highlighted very clearly that Ireland is the most carbon efficient producer of dairy product in Europe and in the top five most carbon efficient producers of beef in Europe,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, August 9, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We're not able to make a living out of beef production even though we produce the best product in the world," "The laying-off of workers in unfortunate" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 8, 2019 3:04:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We’re not able to make a living out of beef production even though we produce the best product in the world,” “The laying-off of workers in unfortunate” External link

westernpeople Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “A lot of those staff in those plants are part-time farmers as well. No one likes to see anyone laid-off,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, August 8, 2019 11:31:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "A lot of those staff in those plants are part-time farmers as well. No one likes to see anyone laid-off," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “In any roll-over situation it is essential the budget is in place to avoid any linear cuts to direct payments, and to fully facilitate a seamless transition for farm schemes under Pillar II such as GLAS, TAMS, BDGP and ANC,” “Direct payments and farm schemes must be fully protected,” External link

independent-ie Monday, August 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’s akin to the captain of a ship going to sea without any lifeboats for the passengers,” External link

iran-daily Sunday, August 4, 2019 4:35:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’s akin to the captain of a ship going to sea without any lifeboats for the passengers,” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, August 4, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We export 90% of the meat we produce in Ireland, 95% of that goes either into the U.K or Europe. So, any deal that means more meat coming into Europe is bad for Ireland,” External link

mwir Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : "Altogether what we see here is the EU Commission showing a real lack of interest in maintaining the European family model of farming and the European environmentally sustainable model of farming," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : "In the meantime it is crucifying the European, including Irish, beef farmers," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, August 3, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The first move by the EU must be to stop substandard imports, which are undermining the EU beef market. Significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market,” External link

limerickleader Friday, August 2, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Michael Creed ) : “Minister Creed’s appeal to businesses in the agri-food sector ‘to make sure that they know exactly what they will need to do in a no-deal scenario, and make the necessary preparations now’, does not inspire farmers’ confidence at a time when we are facing a potential wipe-out,” External link

agriland Thursday, August 1, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “that while farmers have rightly been outraged at the recent EU/Mercosur trade deal, which had yet to be ratified, the real scandal is that significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy claimed : “Beef is being produced in Brazil using substances and practices which are illegal in the EU. This is ‘unfair competition’ and it is damaging cattle prices and farm incomes, not only in Ireland but across the EU,” External link

thejournal Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The crisis in the beef sector is an EU-wide problem driven by Brexit uncertainty and falling consumption. This is compounded by substandard imports coming into the EU. The situation is now intolerable for farmers and solutions must come from Brussels and the Irish Government” External link

meathchronicle Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While farmers have rightly been outraged at the recent EU-Mercosur trade agreement, which has yet to be ratified, the real scandal is that significant quantities of substandard beef from Brazil are already coming onto the EU market,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy told : “In 2018, 270,000t of substandard beef imports came into the EU market at an average rate of 22,500t/month and this has continued in 2019,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 2:39:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “What we need here is a level playing field. From a European point of view, it’s a sell out of European farmers. It’s hypocrisy at the highest level,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 31, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy explained : “I spoke to a farmer who considers himself a beef farmer who also milks dairy cows… Another farmer said to me: ‘I’m not sure how much money I’m making out of it, but I sell the cattle in October, and it helps pay the college fees and contractor fees’,” External link

agriland Monday, July 29, 2019 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Brexit uncertainty has taken its toll on farmers and the implementation of out budget proposals can give then a signal that their role is recognised and that the Government is prepared to protect this valuable sector” External link

agriland Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:29:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions, as beef would be produced in countries with less sustainable systems,” “The [council’s] recommendation will continue to fuel this climate destruction” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “As I recently pointed out in our ongoing campaign of opposition to the proposed Mercosur trade deal, the Brazilians are felling the equivalent of a football pitch every minute, to meet international beef demand,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The IFA made a detailed business case for this, and the minister has responded positively following the initial run of 50 permits” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is important that some of the details of the scheme be reviewed to make it more flexible and a better fit for farmers, who in many cases are first-time employers, without access to HR departments or consultants,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 24, 2019 1:02:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The way the Minister has designed the scheme it is certain to result in the €100m not being fully spent. This is wrong and Minister Creed must ensure the scheme is set up in a way that every cent of the €100m is paid to farmers," "If the scheme was based on realistic assumptions, the Minister could include all prime cattle from the dairy herd and the estimated cost of the extra animals could be covered without any reduction in the proposed payment rates. The Minister must also exclude all factory feedlots" External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90p to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector," "Beef prices this week are at €3.60/kg, down 10pc from the same day last year when prices were already appalling" External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:20:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added : “This is despite the fact that there are conditions in his draft scheme which will keep a lot of animals out,” External link

agriland Monday, July 22, 2019 11:29:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : “The Commission needs to push the red button now and stop substandard beef which is already coming in from South America,” “Last year, some 269,000t of beef came into the EU despite serious shortcomings in the standard of that beef” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Commissioner Hogan has committed that the EU will make up to €1bn available in the event of the recently-announced Mercosur trade deal having a negative impact,” “The Commission needs to bring this funding on stream now to provide further direct aid to cover Brexit losses and to activate EU market supports immediately to put a floor under EU markets. It is clear that genuine market support measures will need to be in place sooner rather than later” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90 pence to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector,” External link

anglocelt Friday, July 19, 2019 9:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "With cattle prices on the floor and sterling reaching new lows of 90 pence to the euro, urgent action is needed to deal with the very severe crisis in the EU beef sector. " External link

thecattlesite Friday, July 19, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : "Despite assurances by the Commission over the recent trade deal, the one thing we know is that Mercosur is currently failing to meet EU standards. Two weeks ago, Commissioner Hogan assured European producers and consumers 'no product will be allowed enter the EU market unless it complies 100 percent with EU standards.' The Commission should call stop on these imports now and insist they meet EU standards," "While we appreciate the importance of trade, Europe has been over generous with these countries by turning a blind eye to double standards, including a report from their own Food and Veterinary Office which states ‘written guarantees’ given by the Brazilian authorities were 'not reliable'" External link

thecattlesite Friday, July 19, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We have already made strong and detailed business cases for this in the last six weeks in sector-specific submissions to the Departments of Agriculture and Enterprise. Farmers need 200 extra permits for dairy, 125 for pigs/poultry and some amendments to ensure the scheme is fit for purpose for the various sectors, including the highly seasonal demands of horticulture. " External link

thecattlesite Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:07:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "This kind of informal learning has been shown to be effective because the people involved have the potential to adapt the programme to meet their needs and develop their own approaches to improve safety on the farm," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:03:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “Though the country is now at full employment, farm workers continue to be considered ineligible in the system,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy adds : “And also in relation to the consumer, a race to the bottom on prices is never good for the consumer because over time it erodes choice, it puts producers out of business & particularly producers that are producing to the highest standards in the world which are the Irish & the European producers” External link

kclr96fm Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Heather Humphreys ) : “Minister Humphreys confirmed that the trade deal will have to come before Dáil for ratification” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:02:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy replied ( about Leo Varadkar ) : “Time will tell, Mr (Leo) Varadkar has much to do in terms of not selling rural Ireland out to get this Mercosur deal over the line, and also in relation to Brexit, he needs to ensure farmers are safeguarded from all the negotiations over Brexit” External link

dailyecho Tuesday, July 9, 2019 7:57:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "We will be highlighting the damage that this deal will do on a number of levels to the rural economy here, to the global environment and to consumers," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “We will be highlighting the damage that this deal will do on a number of levels – to the rural economy here, to the global environment and to consumers” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It is clear that Brazilian meat is not produced to the same standards as European beef,” “We want to make it clear to the Health and Food Safety Commissioner that it is wrong that food is being imported into Europe, which would be illegal to produce here,” External link

agriland Tuesday, July 9, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

limerickleader Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy added ( about Commission ) : “Irish and European farmers adhere to the highest standards on traceability, animal welfare, food safety and the environment. Farmers in Brazil do not. Yet our Government and the EU Commission waved the white flag and disregarded what consumers expect from their farmers,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 5, 2019 4:20:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Larry Goodman ) : “At a time when the ABP Food Group’s factories have cut beef prices to ridiculous levels for farmers, it is particularly galling for beef farmers to see Larry Goodman make such huge profits and routing them through Luxembourg and Liechtenstein with an intricate web of transactions designed to avoid tax,” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This amount of untaxed profits offshore must prompt a re-think at Government level and within the CCPC. They cannot continue to ignore the facts in front of them” External link

agriland Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:59:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This amount of untaxed profits offshore must prompt a rethink at Government level and within the CCPC. They cannot continue to ignore the facts in front of them,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, July 2, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This deal represents a backroom deal with big business and kowtows to the likes of Mercedes and BMW in their drive to get cars into South America,” External link

thejournal Monday, July 1, 2019 9:16:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “It’ll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector – a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise,” “And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward” External link

beat102103 Monday, July 1, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It'll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector - a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise," "And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward" External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 1, 2019 4:52:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "It'll be hugely negative, and particularly for the beef sector - a sector that is already under pressure price wise, Brexit wise, food trend wise," "And this is another nail in the coffin and it is something that we need to ensure that beef farmers are safeguarded against as we go forward" External link

irishexaminer Monday, July 1, 2019 2:37:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

independent-ie Monday, July 1, 2019 8:25:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : "Europe is over 100pc self-sufficient in beef as it is. If Brexit goes wrong - and that's more likely than it ever was - and if WTO rules apply, well then, the EU could be 116pc self-sufficient for beef if the UK isn't part of the market" External link

independent-ie Monday, July 1, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment, and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, June 29, 2019 4:03:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “The ‘turning a blind eye’ approach to double standards and environmental degradation in Brazil is indefensible,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “While Commissioner Hogan has done much good work, when he looks back on his five-year term, he will have to consider this Commission sell-out as a low point,” External link

thejournal Saturday, June 29, 2019 2:09:00 AM EAT

Joe Healy said : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 28, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy argued : “This is a bad deal for Ireland and for Irish farmers, it’s a bad deal for the environment and it’s a bad deal for EU standards and consumers,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy stated ( about Phil Hogan ) : “When [Commissioner Hogan] looks back on his five-year term, he will have to consider this commission sell-out as a low point. The ‘turning a blind eye’ approach to double standards and environmental degradation in Brazil is indefensible,” External link

agriland Friday, June 28, 2019 10:27:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said ( about Commission ) : “We will oppose EU Commission plans to sell out Irish farming in a deal with the devil that is Brazil and its President Bolsonaro” External link

mercopress Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "The EU FVO report of May 2017 highlighted that the Brazilian competent authority is not in a position to guarantee that the relevant export requirements are met," External link

thecattlesite Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Joe Healy said : "I've seen a flock of them fly low over young calves in fields to move them away from troughs. They then eat the nuts in the troughs. They are able to boss the calves. They are a nuisance”. August. The fodder crisis will trigger mental health problems among Limerick farmers said Tony Buckley at Cappamore Show. He was speaking at a forum on fodder and mental wellbeing. “The looming fodder crisis will be a major stressor for a lot of people,” said Tony. Limerick Show was in hard luck as it actually rained on the day but there was still a fine turnout and excellent display of cattle. A Limerick farmer offered to swap six precious round bales of barley straw for a seat in Croke Park on Done Deal. A major rift developed between the IFA president and deputy president, Farm Leader exclusively revealed. Joe Healy, IFA president, confirmed there was a bitter split between himself and Limerick's Richard Kennedy, deputy president. “It's more than a bit of a split now - it’s a serious split. It risks bringing down the organisation!" External link

limerickleader Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:30:00 PM EAT



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president99.15%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
farmers association president0.85%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
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Joe HealyEN100.00%
Joe HealyFR0.00%


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