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Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this area. You can find more information, publications and forms relating to this area on the main Department website here.

The agriculture and food sectors in Ireland account for:

The Irish Government's commitment to the agri-food sector remains strong. In the Supplementary Estimate for 2012, the Exchequer is providing €1.339 billion for agriculture for agriculture, fisheries and food and public expenditure will amount to over €2.639 billion when the Department's Vote is combined with EU funding of €1.3 billion.   The high proportion of expenditure on local raw material and services as well as the dispersed nature and composition of the sector will ensure that the agri-food sector will play an integral part in the recovery of our economic success and the continued viability of rural and coastal areas.

Functions of the Department

In carrying out its mandate the Department undertakes a variety of functions including:

The Ministers of the Department

The Department currently has two ministers, the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. and Minister of State Mr. Tom Hayes, T.D. Further information about our Ministers and their activities can be found on our main website here.

Local Office Network

Details on our various offices can be found on our Contact page.


Further information about the department management, functions and financials is available on our main website here.