Reacting to the EU Commission’s proposals on the next EU Budget, IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has a big political challenge on his hands, and an increased CAP Budget for Irish farmers has to be a red line issue for him in the negotiations.
25 01 2018
IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s discussion with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom at the World Economic Forum in Davos today is an opportunity to restate Ireland’s opposition to the Mercosur trade deal.
24 10 2017
IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s first visit to France today to meet President Emmanuel Macron is an opportunity to discuss the Mercosur negotiations and strongly support the tough stance taken by President Macron.
04 10 2017
Responding to a leaked EU Commission memo suggesting an all-island approach for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said that Ireland’s objective in the Brexit negotiations must be the maintenance of the closest possible trading arrangements with all of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.