Michael Creed TD is the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Michael was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1989. He has held several positions on the Fine Gael front-bench including; Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2007 – 2010, Health 1989 – 1993, Youth & Sport in 1993-1994 and Education; Arts, Culture & the Gaeltacht in 1994. He was first co-opted to Cork County Council in 1987. He was the Chairperson of Cork County Council for the period 2005/06.
Michael, a Macroom native is married to Sinead and has three children. Michael is currently a member of the Oireachtas Finance Committee. Michael’s priorities for the remainder of the Government term include the pursual of development on the N22 Macroom-Baile Mhuirne Bypass scheme and working with Cabinet to ensure the economic recovery reaches rural Ireland and constituencies such as Cork North West.
News & Statements
Opposition recklessly disregard fishing industry and public purse - Creed
The Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD has today (Tuesday) criticised the opposition for acting recklessly after the Dáil voted to annul a European Union regulation in relation to the Common Fisheries Policy.
Creed Launches Low Cost Loan Scheme for Farmers - Loans of up to €150,000, for up to 6 years, at interest rate of 2.95%, will be available this week through AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today launched the Agriculture Cashflow Support Loan Scheme. The Scheme was developed in co-operation with the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), which has today confirmed that AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank will distribute the loans, making €150 million available to farmers throughout Ireland at low-cost interest rate of 2.95%.
Dairy Forum delivers €1,350 top up for farmers before Christmas - Creed
Fine Gael TD for Cork North West, Michael Creed has said that the Dairy Forum has led to the implementation by Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney of a top up package of €1,350 for dairy farmers in Cork.