IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods will lead an IFA delegation of livestock farmers to attend an Oireachtas debate this evening on a motion calling for increased supports for the suckler sector. The motion, tabled by Fianna Fail, is supportive of the IFA’s campaign for investment of €200 per suckler cow.
24 03 2017
IFA’s Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney and Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady met with Fianna Fáil’s Heritage spokesperson Niamh Smyth today and emphasised the need to review the party’s proposal to limit the hedge-cutting pilot project to roadside hedges.
IFA President Eddie Downey held a meeting with the leader of the opposition, Micheal Martin, at which he briefed the Fianna Fail leader on a range of issues for farmers, including the beef crisis, trade talks, the review of taxation reliefs and CAP implementation.