IFA President Acknowledges Role of Finance Minister Michael Noonan

IFA President Joe Healy has paid tribute to Michael Noonan, following his announcement that he intends to step down as Minister for Finance.

Joe Healy recognised the significant support Minister Noonan has given to the agriculture sector throughout his political career, “During his time as Finance Minister, he displayed a strong grasp of our issues and was open to the taxation measures that we brought forward during pre-Budget discussions.

“It was always clear that Minister Noonan recognised the importance of agriculture and farming to the Irish economy, and was committed to supporting the sector and ensuring its growth.

“His initiation of an Agri-Taxation Review was very important for Irish farmers, resulting in a number of measures which will sustain expansion in the agriculture sector into the future,” Joe Healy said.

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