Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1

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The agriculture of the Republic of Ireland within the European Union

Desmond A. Gillmor

Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 1, pp. 47-62

Abstract

The Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union has had major impacts on farming in the Republic of Ireland since accession in 1973. Consideration of the policy context is foolowed by a disscusion of agricultural change with regard to inputs and output and to farm enterprises. Consequences of farm modernisation include uneven development and environmental impacts. While agriculture remains of great importance in Ireland, there has been a broadening of the approach to rural development in the 1990s.

Keywords: agriculture, European Union, Republic of Ireland, rural development

Desmond A. Gillmor, Department of Geography, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland