IFA President Joe Healy was in Brussels this morning ahead of the EU Heads of State Summit today.
The IFA President met Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier this morning on the margins of the European People’s Party (EPP) group meeting, which was taking place in advance of the Heads of State meeting. EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier was also present at the EPP meeting.
IFA President Joe Healy said the Taoiseach was very aware of the importance of agricultural trade issues for Ireland.
“There is a real sense of history here in Brussels this morning as the 27 countries who will remain in the EU meet to discuss Brexit. In many ways it is a sad day for the EU but we need to maintain the closest possible trading relationship with the UK and a fully funded CAP,” Joe Healy said.