IFA President Tim Cullinan said that Green Party leader, Minister Eamon Ryan, must clarify if he supports MEP Ciarán Cuffe’s letter to banks advising them not to lend to dairy farmers.
“This letter was a disgraceful act by a Dublin-based MEP, seeking to sabotage farmers and rural Ireland,” he said.
“It shows farmers that, despite all the guff about wanting to support them, the Green Party are in fact undermining farmers at every hand’s turn,” he said.
“Instead of this, they should be focusing on delivering low-cost finance options for Irish farmers to support better on-farm efficiencies to reduce emissions,” he said.
Minister Ryan must set the record straight on this and tell us if he supports what MEP Cuffe has done.
IFA will be writing to the pillar banks in relation to Mr. Cuffe’s letter.