MINISTER SAYS MAXIMISING CAP BUDGET IS A MAJOR PRIORITY

Added August 1st, 2018

Limerick TD, Minister Patrick O’Donovan holds constructive meeting with IFA representatives

Minister Patrick O’Donovan TD, recently held a very positive meeting with Limerick and regional delegates of the Irish Farmers Association.

Concerns surrounding the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) were the main focus of the meeting.

The Minister is keenly aware of the concerns held by farmers throughout Ireland regarding the uncertainty posed by Brexit.

Minister O’Donovan said: “The importance of maximising the CAP budget post-2020 is a major priority both for me and this government.

“I will also be meeting with other farming organisations to discuss their concerns going into the next Dail term.

“I am strongly engaged with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and European Commissioner Phil Hogan on this issue.

“There is a need for everyone with an interest in the future of farming in Ireland to work together to ensure that farming families are protected and delivered to.

“Given the importance of the agricultural sector to our economy locally in Limerick, I will work tirelessly, through all the avenues available to me as a TD, to ensure the issues affecting farmers and those working in the agricultural and food sectors are heard by Government.”

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