02 03 2018
Reacting to today’s speech by UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit, IFA President Joe Healy said he is extremely concerned by the direction the UK set out because it will make a hard border inevitable and would see the UK pursuing a cheap food policy in new trade deals with third countries that would damage Ireland’s farming and food sector.
13 02 2018
IFA President Joe Healy has said the findings of a report published today by Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are very stark for farming and food in Ireland.
IFA President Joe Healy today (Tues) rejected the claims made by UK Brexit Secretary David Davis, that the December 2017 EU-UK Joint Report on the Article 50 Negotiations allows the UK flexibility to diverge from EU rules. Joe Healy said, “This is a totally unacceptable attempt by the UK to rewrite the December agreement and escape its commitments.”
19 01 2018
While the conclusion of the first phase of the Brexit negotiations was positive and welcome, the outcome of Phase 2 will determine the fate of Irish food exports to our largest market, the UK, with serious implications for farming.