IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten to appoint Harold Kingston to the Advisory Committee of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Joe Healy said, “The current updating of the national river basin management plans, the review of the nitrates regulations next year and the ongoing climate negotiations require the strong farming perspective that Harold Kingston will bring to the discussions as a member of this Committee”.
He added, “Harold Kingston’s previous experience as Chairman of the IFA National Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, and as founding member of the on-farm cost savings initiative Smart Farming will ensure he brings solid experience to the table”.
Harold Kingston said, “With the support of IFA, I will continue to challenge the EPA to logic proof environmental measures proposed. I will also seek acknowledgement of the significant efforts and recognition of the investment farmers have made in improving the agri-environment”.
About Harold Kingston
Harold farms near Courtmacsherry in Co Cork with his wife Violet and their two children.
He is currently Chairman of Cork Central IFA and previously served as National Chairman of the Association’s Environment and Rural Affairs Committee.