Michael Creed: Accustomed to a challenging climate

The minister has had an eventful and sometimes draining tenure at the Department of Agriculture, but maintains that it’s the ministerial portfolio he always wanted

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
29th December, 2019
Michael Creed: Accustomed to a challenging climate
Michael Creed has had an eventful three and a half years in the Department of Agriculture. Picture: Fergal Phillips

For a man who’s endured a gruelling three and a half years in the Department of Agriculture, Michael Creed is in remarkably upbeat humour.

Sitting in his spacious wood-panelled office on the fifth floor of Agriculture House on Kildare Street, he bats away the Business Post’s suggestion that he’s been dealt the toughest hand of any Agriculture Minister since Joe Walsh negotiated the foot and mouth crisis in 2001 or Ivan Yates grappled...

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