IFA President Tim Cullinan has welcomed the judgment of the High Court to uphold the decision by An Bord Pleanála to allow Glanbia build a cheese plant in Belview.
“This is a significant development and it allows Glanbia to diversify and seek new markets for our quality milk,” he said.
The IFA President said lengthy court battles were not the ideal setting for discussions about the future of our agri-food industry.
IFA Dairy Chairman Stephen Arthur said farmers are acutely aware of their responsibility towards the environment, but they need sustainable incomes in order to contribute to climate action.
“We are willing to engage with anybody who wants to put forward their views on the sustainable development of our sector. I would invite An Taisce to meet with IFA to discuss this project and its value to the rural economy,” he said.