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Organisation: Dep. of Agriculture Food and the Marine

Address: Agriculture House Kildare Street Dublin 2

Contact: Information Division

Telephone: Lo Call 1890 200 510



In carrying out its mandate the Department undertakes a variety of functions including:
Policy advice and development on all areas of Departmental responsibility.
Representation in international especially EU and national negotiations.
Development and implementation of national and EU schemes in support of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Forestry and Rural Environment.
Monitoring and controlling aspects of Food Safety.
Control and audit of public expenditure under its control.
Regulation of the agriculture, fisheries, and food industries through national and EU legislation.
Monitoring and controlling animal and plant health and animal welfare.
Monitoring and direction of State Bodies engaged in the following areas - research training and advice - market development and promotion- industry regulation and development- commercial activities.
Direct provision of support services to Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Forestry.