IFA President Tim Cullinan has congratulated the new Minister for Agriculture Dara Calleary on his appointment.
“We look forward to working with the new Minister to ensure that we harness the full potential of our farming sector,” he said.
“It is important that the new Minister hits the ground running,” he said.
The IFA President said, “The EU Council on Friday and Saturday where the EU and CAP budgets for the next seven years will be discussed is absolutely critical for Irish farming. It is vital that the new Minister stresses the importance of this to the Taoiseach who will be representing Ireland at the meeting,” he said.
“We also need to get the €50m COVID beef payment out to farmers as a matter of urgency,” he said.
“I also want to wish former Minister Cowen and his family all the best for the future.”