01 Jun 2012
IFA PRESIDENT WELCOMES STRONG RURAL YES VOTEUncategorized
IFA President John Bryan has welcomed the strong Yes vote in the Stability Treaty. He thanked farm families and rural communities throughout the country, who turned out in large numbers, for their support for a Yes vote.
He said, “From the earliest point in the campaign, IFA identified the importance of securing a positive result for a stable euro, exports, jobs and growth. These are vital, not just for the farming and food sector, but for the country as a whole. I am pleased that rural Ireland also recognised this as one element in our pursuit of economic recovery.”
John Bryan said, “The outcome is important in securing goodwill and influence in Europe, and Irish farmers will expect the Government to capitalise on this and take a strong negotiating stance in the CAP talks. A positive outcome, which underpins agricultural production and the growth targets in <i>Food Harvest 2020, </i>is essential to realise the potential of the sector.”
Concluding, John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has a number of issues on his desk, which are of huge importance to farm families. “As the campaign has now come to a close, the Minister must devote his full attention to resolving these issues.”