11 Jul 2014
IFA RESPONDS TO CABINET ANNOUCEMENTOireachtas
Responding to the Cabinet announcement today, IFA President Eddie Downey said he and his Association look forward to working closely with the Minister for Agriculture and he wished Simon Coveney continued success in the position.
The IFA President said “There is a long agenda of serious issues impacting on the incomes and wellbeing of farm families that needs to be urgently addressed.”
The IFA President noted that the role in agriculture is a very demanding job and he said that farmers will expect Minister Coveney to ensure his additional Defence portfolio does not leave any issue of concern to farm families neglected.
Eddie Downey wished the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and the newly appointed Cabinet and Ministers well, and said the IFA looks forward to the Government’s continued support for farm families and the agriculture sector.