24 / 03 / 2017
IFA’s Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney and Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady met with Fianna Fáil’s Heritage spokesperson Niamh Smyth today and emphasised the need to review the party’s proposal to limit the hedge-cutting pilot project to roadside hedges.
23 / 03 / 2017
Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny this afternoon, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. He said, “Food Wise 2025 sets out ambitious targets based on our capacity to expand production. It would be extremely shortsighted to jettison clear objectives at this point”.
IFA National Sheep Committee Chairman John Lynskey said there are very few spring lambs available on the market to-date but with Easter Sunday on April 16th, butchers, factories and retailers will be looking for numbers in the next two weeks.